Kirkenes audio tour: Kirkenes: The City between East and West

Kirkenes: The City between East and West

Walking Tour

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20 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

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.

Tour Producer

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Lars Engerengen

I was Born in Lillehammer in 1968, and have for the last 20 years been living in Finnmark - the northernmost county of Norway. I work as a senior executive officer within public transport at the county administration. I Have a great passion for sharing local history with visitors. My hobby is nature photography and writing. I have published a book about the ships in the "Hurtigruten" line, and am a permanent contributor to the largest Encyclopaedia in Norway.

Major Landmarks

  • Kirkenes Soviet Liberation Monument

  • Kirkenes Church

Directions to Starting Point

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.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Harbour, The memorial of the Russian soldier, Kirkenes Church

Best time of day

During daylight hours.

Precautions

Some of the sidewalks can be narrow. Watch out for traffic.

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Kirkenes: The City between East and West