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“Top quality eatery in great setting”

Gapahuken Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Kirkenes
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Gapahuken Restaurant offers local specialities and it opens up to a large terrace with panoramic lake views. It is situated about 300 meters from the Norwegian-Russian border. Open for ala carte from June to August. Rest of the year open for groups and guest staying at Sollia Gjestegård at request.
Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a great restaurant to get well fed after experiencing cruise food for a week. The menu provided some lovely meal options that were all hand prepared and cooked by the owner in front of the restaurant guests. The location, looking out onto the lake, was exceptional and although the prices were high (as they are everywhere in Norway) we came away from the meal feeling like we had received really good value for our money. I'd recommend booking ahead as they can't accommodate more than 50 plates in an evening on the a la carte menu.

Not to be missed!

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Thank scud56
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Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

The view, food and atmosphere in addition to a nice and local speciality menu makes for a wonderful meal. Highly reccomended.

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Thank EivindArnstein
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed in the attached Sollia Gjestegard (reviewed separately) because of the location and reports of the restaurant which sits at the head of the lake with views through panoramic windows eastwards down the lake to Russia. The building is a beautiful modern structure built in the shape of a hunter's lean-to bivouac - wedged in form - with the main kitchen area within the restaurant. The menu is short and majors on fresh locally sourced ingredients; three of us over two meals had whale, reindeer, salmon, arctic char and king crab. Nothing was less than fantastic. Service was attentive without being overpowering. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.

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3  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The restuarant is right by Pike lake with fantastic views and all food freshly prepared and cooked in front of you.

2  Thank bobhill25
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

You can find this restaurant approx. 10 km from Kirkenes close to the border to Russia. Wonderfull surrondings and wonderful food. Recommended.

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Thank truls02
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