SAS, the largest airline company in Scandinavia, offers cheap international flight tickets to Kirkenes. Our city guide will help you to find out what's up and the best tips from SAS crew and passengers.
Kirkenes is the most remote outpost in mainland Norway and close to where Norway, Russia and Finland meet.
What's up in Kirkenes
|Arctic Safari |
Arctic Safari was named the best trip in 2008 by National Geographic Adventure. The opportunity to see the highlights of the Arctic is available from December to March.
|Along the Russian border |
Pasvikturist offers riverboat trips along the Russian border in the land of the brown bear.
|Northern Lights |
Hunt for the Aurora Borealis! October, February and March are the best months for auroral observations in northern Norway.
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From Kirkenes, you can take the famous Hurtigruten to any of the 34 ports on the way to Bergen. An 11-day journey along the magnificent coastal line of northern Norway.
|Bird safari |
Any trip around the North Cape is a unique nature experience, but as a bird lover, this is a highlight. The boat tour leaves from Gjesvær, 9.3 miles (15 km) from North Cape, and takes about 10 minutes. Bring binoculars as visitors are not allowed to set foot on the island.
|North Cape Cliff |
The North Cape cliff are astonishing. We stayed a few nights in the area and took a King Crab tour, which was great. After catching a few of these giants, the guides prepared them over open fire. Delicious!
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|Population: 3498 |
|Language: Norwegian |
|Currency: Krone (NOK) |
|Time zone: CET || |
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