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.


Kirkenes Penisula

Welcome to Kirkenes Peninsula, a gem extending into Bøkfjorden, inviting adventurous visitors to explore its beautiful trails and hiking opportunities, even without a car. Take

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Welcome to Bugøynes, a captivating fishing village located about 100 km west of Kirkenes. Unlike many villages that faced destruction during World War II, Bugøynes

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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 Kirke


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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