Mining, wwii & boarders

History of Kirkenes

Kirkenes was one of the most bombed places in Europe during World War II with at least 320 devastating Soviet raids.

Around KIRKENES

Kirkenes Penisula

Kirkenes is located on a peninsula. Around Kirkenes there are nice trails and hiking opportunities that are accessible even if you do not have a

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Bugøynes

Bugøynes is a beautiful fishing village situated approx. 100 km west of Kirkenes. As the village was not burnt by the Germans during World War

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The Pasvik Valley

Close to the borders of Norway, Russia and Finland, the Pasvik Valley (Pasvikdalen) stretches south of Kirkenes to the Three-country cairn (Treriksrøysa) in the south.

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Neiden

Neiden is a fascinating small village situated near the Finnish border approx. 40 km west from Kirkenes. The people in Neiden have their history and

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Grense Jakobselv

Grense Jakobselv is a green valley 60 km east of Kirkenes. In the river runs the Russian border and on the way there you drive

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