"Kirkenes - at the end of the Hurtigruten-cruise" Top 5 Page for this destination Arctic Things to Do Tip by globetrott

Arctic Things to Do: 113 reviews and 157 photos

Kirkenes is the endpoint of the Hurtigruten-ships . It is an interesting outpost close to the russian border, the next russian town is Murmansk.
Hurtigruten offers an excursion to the russian border, you will see a bit of the landscape plus this very special point at the border that had a lot more sense to go in the times of the Cold War of course. It was a nice excursion, but you will miss to see the town of Kirkenes, except for a few minutes, when you are driven through some roads.
I had the hope to see the distance-pole that way that they show in many brochures of Kirkenes, but that place is not so easy to get to.
What we saw as well was the "Jet d'eau" of Kirkenes: it looks a bit deplaced out on a lake and surrounded only by empty landscapes, but all citizens of Kirkenes seem to be very proud of it and this is why it is also shown on each and every sightseeingtour there (my 2nd pic).
The town of Kirkenes is flat, easy to walk though and also easy to walk to from the Hurtigrutenship to the towncentre, that is in a distance of just some hundreds of meters.


Hurtigrute will stay in Kirkenes daily
just 165 minutes between 10.00am and 12.45
so you have a choice between exploring the village yourself
or take one of the many excursions that are offered by Hurtigruten
You can start or end your cruise in Kirkenes, Hurtigruten offers also
hotels and extended stays in Kirkenes before or after each cruise.
Every day of the year one of the Hurtigruten-ships is coming to Kirkenes !

Directions: Kirkenes is in the north-east-end of Norway, at the russian border.
Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1ffe4/35279/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 2, 2012
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse


globetrott Visits Here Frequently!


“in all 7 continents: veni - vidi - and took lots of pictures”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 1
Forum Rank:
0 0 0 0 8

Have you been to Arctic?

  Share Your Travels