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The Arctic charm of Kirkenes

Kirkenes, a lovely little town in far northeastern Norway, is known for its Arctic allure and stunning nature. Due to its proximity to Russia and Finland, the city has a complex yet fascinating history. Here, you can marvel at serene views of fjords, mountains and tundra landscapes. In the winter, you can spot the magical Northern Lights and during the summer, the midnight sun illuminates Kirkenes all day long.

Flights to Kirkenes

Finnair flies to Kirkenes from the summer season 2025 onwards. The flights from Helsinki via Ivalo to Kirkenes are operated three times a week with a 68-seater ATR aircraft. The flight time is 3 hours and 10 minutes. Why not make Kirkenes part of your broader exploration of Finnish Lapland and Northern Norway? You could also take part in the famous Hurtigruten cruise that sails between Kirkenes and Bergen on the west coast of Norway.

Things to do in Kirkenes

While small in area, Kirkenes offers a long list of possible activities. History enthusiasts can delve into Kirkenes’s past by visiting the Borderland Museum. Those looking for a unique hotel stay can visit Kirkenes Snowhotel, where the interiors consist of ice and snow year-round.  

If you are a fan of seafood, don’t miss the exciting king crab safari, where you can catch your own dinner. Kirkenes also offers a wealth of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, from dog sledging and snowmobiling in winter to hiking and fishing in summer. 

Currency – Norwegian krone (kr).

Electricity – 230 volts, 50hz, European type-C plug.

Tips – not expected as a service charge is always included in bills.

Payments by card – accepted everywhere.

Time zone – CET / UTC+1.

Tap water – safe to drink. 

Kirkenes Airport (KKN)

  • The airport is located 15km west of Kirkenes. 
  • You can easily reach the town from the airport in approximately 15 minutes by bus or taxi. 
  • Always remember to check your airline's departure terminal and check-in times. 

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