Kirkenes is a small town in far northeastern Norway, close to the Finnish and Russian borders. It's known for its views of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. The Borderland Museum chronicles the region’s history. The Russian Soldier Monument commemorates the area’s liberation from Nazi occupation by the Red Army in 1944. Each winter the Kirkenes Snowhotel is rebuilt from fresh snow.
Map of Kirkenes
Trips that visit Kirkenes
Whale watching trips in the Arctic
Fly deep inside the Arctic Circle to a remote tented lodge offering outstanding opportunities for close interaction with Beluga whales, as part of a very special overall Arctic experience. Run by polar explorer Richard Weber, it's perfect for wilderness lovers.…
Beginning in Svalbard before arcing westwards across the Greenland Sea and then down East Greenland’s long coastline to finish in Iceland, this is an audacious Arctic journey of startling diversity and contrast. Spectacular landscapes, towering glaciers and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters…