Partly due to it’s location at the edge of Norway, Kirkenes has experienced an incredible journey through the ages. On this tour you’ll come to know this beautiful city’s proud history, from a time of the Skolt Sami language, to it’s evolution into a mining town, to the city’s near total destruction during World War 2. Today Kirkenes is an international melting pot that enjoys a friendly coexistence with those across the border in Russia.
The memorial of Russian troops liberating Kirkenes, Kirkenes Church
You should start at the entrance gate of the Hurtigruten port, with your back at the sea.
Getting to the port is possible by taking bus 110, or by your own car. You follow the E6 passing "Spareland", and then take the next left - there are a big parking lot by the port.
Places to stop along the way:
Harbour, The memorial of the Russian soldier, Kirkenes Church
Best time of day:
During daylight hours.
Some of the sidewalks can be narrow. Watch out for traffic.