Things to do in Kirkenes

Top Tourist Attractions in Kirkenes

Must see places in Kirkenes ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Kirkenes and point of interests to visit.

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Best places to go and to do in Kirkenes

Kirkenes is the capital of the municipality of Sør-Varanger. The municipality is located as far north-east as possible in Norway, close to the Varanger fjord. The region was a major World War 2 site and one can still see the remnants of the destruction that the war caused even today. However, today the city promises a perfect Arctic adventure and boasts good infrastructure and a plethora of experiences like mountain, fjord, forests, lakes, midnight sun or northern lights.

The best way to experience this winter wonderland is to indulge in some of the best things to do in Kirkenes, which includes a tour of the fascinating places like Kirkenes Snow Hotel, The Borderland Museum, Treriksroysa and The Frontier Museum. The town also offers a number of outdoor activities and adventure sports which are a major attraction of the area, including activities like Overnight Snowmobile Tour, a tour of the Gabba Reindeer Safari Park and the Pasvik Nature Reserve, Crab Excursion and Husky Tours. Other top things to do when in Kirkenes include a tour of the Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter, Galleri Artika, attending the local summer festival called Kirkenes Days and catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, an experience so surreal and unforgettable that it would remain in your memories forever. All the attractions of Kirkenes are what that make this town different from other places, making Kirkenes one of the top travel destinations in the world.