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Kirkenes Travel Guide: 63 reviews and 166 photos

"Welcome to Kirkenes. Please leave the ship."

Our coastal steamer arrived in Kirkenes at 10AM. We were required to vacate our cabin by 9:30. We were asked to leave the ship immediately upon arrival at port. The line by Apu from "The Simpsons" came to mind: "Please pay for your purchases and get out and come again!"

The Town

Kirkenes is a bit more welcoming. There's a hardworking tourist office downtown. In addition, there are a couple of modest sights, a museum, and some nice views to be had if you climb the hill.

Here, you have a nice view of the fjord as the Coastal Steamer, reloaded with paying passengers, begins its return voyage to Bergen.

Where Are We?

Well, we made it to our final destination. It's certainly a long way from just about anywhere, with the exception of Boris Gleb, Russia. Fortunately, there's an airport nearby with flights to Oslo. On this page, I'll list some impressions of Kirkenes we got during our 10 hour layover between steamer arrival and plane departure. Enjoy!

  • Last visit to Kirkenes: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 6, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2016 at 3:59 PM

    the 4 little houses on the right hand side of your photo on the top road in front of the big houses on the top road are my friends where i stayed when i first came up here on the Hirtigruten and again during my August and September 6 and a weeks with car from Kirkenes. a superb view to watch the Hirtigruten arrive and leave each day, watch the sunset shining on the water way in the distance at midnight...an amazing place to live. and lovely to go up on top of the hill where your bunker shots are for nice views. when i arrived for the first week with them in August it was lovely summer though a bit chlly at times and then 6 weeks later when back with the car everything was orange - autumn is amazing with orange for miles and miles all over the top of Norway.

  • Gili_S's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2009 at 9:16 AM

    Nice tips. Of course, if you drive from Oslo here on road E6 it will take you double the time then if you cut via Sweden & Finland :)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    I enjoyed Kirkenes very much, but it was simply too short. Took the tour to the russian border and left with Hurtigruten southbound without seeing a lot of the village itself. ;-((

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    This town was featured on TV so I thought I would see your perspective and it reads interesting. Thank you

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2009 at 7:08 PM

    Hi Mark! You've been around Norway...amazing. You probably have Scandinavian ancestry, but enjoyed looking at your pics and tips, Cheers, Norman :)

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    beautiful in summer too - thats my friends house up on the hill in your pic! stayed with her for 2 nights after getting off the coastal steamer - fantastic trip!

  • tessy's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2006 at 2:42 PM

    What a beautiful landscape!

  • Sue08080's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2006 at 4:04 PM

    Great look at an out-of-the-way spot! We loved the Hurtigruten and Norway! I'll be back to read about the rest of your trip.


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