Kirkenes

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

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Kirkenes

Whale watching trips in the Arctic