Welcome to Kirkenes, a fascinating Arctic destination situated at 69° north, in the northern part of Norway. Kirkenes offers a unique blend of pristine nature and a rich cultural heritage waiting to be explored.
Discover a city that seamlessly merges modern lifestyle with authentic Arctic traditions. Kirkenes is a crucial hub for transportation, knowledge, and thrilling Arctic experiences. Here, the Sami, Kven, and Norwegians live in harmony, sharing their rich cultural heritage.
Just minutes from the city center, you can experience an unparalleled stillness and silence found only in this part of the world. Kirkenes is also renowned for being an excellent place to witness the magical Northern Lights, especially from September to March. Don’t miss the Polar Nights, which last from late November to mid-January, or the endless summer nights under the Midnight Sun from mid-May to late July.
Explore the majestic Arctic nature, enjoy exciting activities, and immerse yourself in our Arctic way of life, where nature and culture coexist harmoniously.
Kirkenes is also famous for its delicious king crab. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste this delicacy while in Kirkenes.
Welcome to Kirkenes, where your Arctic adventure awaits!
Located in northeastern Norway, is a captivating town renowned for its Arctic landscapes and cultural heritage. Here are some ways to reach Kirkenes:
Prepare for a remarkable adventure as you journey to Kirkenes and immerse yourself in the Arctic wonders that await you.
Our company Booking Kirkenes (Pasvikturist AS) was founded inb 1990. We offer local excursions all year round and run a booking office and gift shop in the center of Kirkenes. We provide also Tourist office service including free maps and general information about the area. Our local staff can help you during your stay in Kirkenes.
BIRK offers husky excursions, ice fishing, snowmobile tours, hiking, birding, dog sled and others. We offer local Food as well served in Our Sami lavvu or for larger Groups in Our unique Viking long house. Accommodation in our guesthouse or cabins. We are a small family business and all meals and activities must be pre booked.
Head into the wild. With us you can experience natural adventures in the wilderness and you can even camp in the wild.
Deep sea fishing – salmon fishing in Neiden river – icefishing in the mountain lakes.
Hunt for Aurora Borealis: with snowshoes, skiing or transport with snowmobile.
Bugøynes is a small fishing village located in northern Norway locating on the gleaming shores of Varangerfjord. It is known as a wonderful destination for excursions, its unique and relaxed atmosphere, and its hospitality. Explore, meditate, pick seashells from the village shores. Kirkenes and the Finnish border are only 1h drive away.
Thon Hotel Kirkenes is a new and modern hotel, located near the harbor in the center of Church. We offer comfortable rooms with all amenities and modern conveniences. From our restaurant and bar you have a spectacular view of the fjord and we serve local dishes and drinks. We also have a large conference room, gym and outdoor terrace. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a room.
Eight Seasons offers experiences and accommodation. Neiden and the neiden area can offer many great experiences, such as salmon fishing in the Neiden river, sea fishing in the Neiden fjord, hunting, bird watching to name a few. In the Sami people’s culture, the year is divided into eight seasons. We want to offer experiences within all eight seasons.
Our small business offers: King crab safari, fishing in the fjord and in the Barents Sea and more. Get in touch for an unforgettable experience.
Varanger Brygge is a family business that was established in 2020. Through the establishment, we want to facilitate tourist fishing in and around the Varangerfjord. This with locations that contribute to the tourists being able to get out to fishing spots around the Varangerfjord and where they have opportunities to acquire trophy and species fishing from the fjord.
Ä’vv conveys the little known history of the Skolt Sámi, the area’s indigenous people. The Skolt Sámi land is divided between three countries; Norway, Finland and Russia, and the Skolt Sámi number less than 2000. They have a distinct culture and language. In our exhibition Saa’mijânnam Skolt Sámi Land, visitors can experience Skolt Sámi history from the ice age and until today.
SKI EXPEDITION & WINTER CAMPING FOR EVERYONE. We are dedicated to helping visitors get safe, insightful, and unique Ski Expedition & Winter Camping Experiences, with camaraderie, sharing, and fun as the driving force. Arctic Outlaws offer day-tours, multiple-day tours, and tailormade tours.
Welcome to Scandic Kirkenes, the hotel that won the award for the county’s best hotel breakfast in 2017! The hotel is centrally located, close to the Snow Hotel and the Varanger museum. Take a trip on snowmobiles, ATVs or dog sleds along the Russian border. Flexible meeting and conference facilities. Why not finish off with a session at our spa, which offers a swimming pool and a sauna?
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The Snowhotel is idyllically located by the fjord in the secluded Sandnesdalen. In addition to accommodation in the snow hotel, unique cabins and exclusive culinary experiences, we offer first-class Arctic excursions all year round. With us you can go on a king crab safari, husky tour (dog sled), snowmobile safari, ice fishing and much more. We have been offering adventures to the whole world since 2006.
South Varanger Museum narrates the complex border history of South Varanger, a multicultural community with Finland to the west and Russia to the east. The main building, the Borderland Museum, lies by the E6, the main road leading in to Kirkenes. The outdoor area contains a turf hut, a small open pit quarry for children with elements from the ore industry; a full-scale copy of the labyrinth at Holemgrå.
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