The Best Things 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.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Kirkenes, Norway

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

  1. Kirkenes Snow Hotel

    #1 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Kirkenes Snow Hotel

    Address: Sandnesdalen 14 | Bjornevatn, Kirkenes 9910, Norway

    Kirkenes snow hotel: if you are looking for the ultimate snow experience, the Kirkenes snow hotel is much recommended on your trip to Kirkenes. Undoubtedly the small town faces snowfall for more than ...Read more

  2. The Borderland Museum

    #2 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    The Borderland Museum

    Address: Forstevannslia, N-9900 Kirkenes, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Borderland Museum also known as Grenselandmuseet is closely located with the Savio museum. The museum depicts the history of Sor Varanger Community and tells about their past and present condition...Read more

  3. Overnight Snowmobile Tour

    #3 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Overnight Snowmobile Tour

    Address: Sandnesdalen 14 | Bjornevatn, Kirkenes 9910, Norway

    Indulge in an activity that screams fun, the overnight snowmobile tour. The tour has several places to start from. However, the famous snow hotel of Kirkenes is the most preferred starting point. The ...Read more

  4. Gabba Reindeer Safari Park

    #4 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Gabba Reindeer Safari Park

    Address: Akersveien 24 C, Kirkenes 0177, Norway

    Gabba Reindeer Safari Park is a Reindeer park with reindeers as their chief attraction. It serves as an ideal place to watch wildlife and huskies. The park has an area where reindeers’ reside. I...Read more

  5. Crab Excursion

    #5 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Crab Excursion

    Address: Sandnesdalen 14 | Bjornevatn, Kirkenes 9910, Norway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The city of Kirkenes is very famous for its crab excursion tours. During the tour you learn how to fish for crabs while late you are served a delicious meal of fresh crab meat. The city hosts a lot of...Read more

  6. Husky Tours

    #6 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Husky Tours

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, View Point, Tour

    Address: Gabba Reindeer and Husky Park, Kirkenes 9915, Norway

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    You can get a lifetime experience once you take the husky tours. A sledge tour in the snow-capped mountain trails can give you an unmatched memorable experience for sure. The sledge will be pulled by ...Read more

  7. Treriksroysa

    #7 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes

    Address: Road 885 (Pasvikdalen) , Kirkenes , Norway

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Treriksroysa (meaning three country cairn) is that strategic junction where the borders of Sweden, Norway and Finland meet. With the geographical features this place possesses it is referred to as a t...Read more

  8. Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter

    #8 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter

    Address: Krysset Presteveien Haganesveien, Kirkenes 9900, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    Andersgrotta Bomb Shelter is a place that screens short films that gives the viewers an idea of how life was back in time when the civilians took refuge in Kirkenes. Andersgrotta screens films everyda...Read more

  9. The Frontier Museum

    #9 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    The Frontier Museum

    Address: Forstevannslia, N-9900 Kirkenes, Norway

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Frontier Museum located in Kirkenes is quite close to the Borderland museum and the Savio museum. Located in the main building of the Sor-Varanger Museum, the frontier museum hosts exhibitions tha...Read more

  10. Kirkenes Kirke

    #10 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Kirkenes Kirke Image

    Tags: Church

    Address: Kirkegata 5, 9900 Kirkenes, Norway

  11. Arctic Adventure Resort

    #11 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Arctic Adventure Resort Image

    Address: Jarfjordbotn

  12. Pasvikturist

    #12 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Pasvikturist Image

    Address: Dr. Wessels gate 9

  13. Samovarteateret

    #13 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Samovarteateret Image

    Address: Presteveien 32

  14. Sør-Varanger Bibliotek

    #14 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Sør-Varanger Bibliotek Image

    Address: Dr. Wessels gate 18

  15. Aurora Kino Kirkenes

    #15 of 51 Things To Do in Kirkenes
    Aurora Kino Kirkenes Image

    Address: Pasvikveien 2

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  • Andersgrotta

    Tellef Dahls gate

    Historic and Protected Sites
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  • Grenselandmuseet Kirkenes

    Forstevannslia, Kirkenes, N-9900

    Landmarks Museums
  • Sør-Varanger Museum

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  • Ritz

    Dr. Wessels gate 17

    Pizza Bars Night Clubs
  • Eva Vehusheia's Nye Havna Pub

    Johan Knudtzens gate 1

  • Rallarn Pub

    Storgata 1

    Bars Restaurants
  • Havna Pub Tarmo Kainulainen

    Johan Knudtzens gate 1

  • Pub 1

    Dr. Wessels gate 16

  • Ofelas

    Dr. Wessels gate 3

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  • Roger Karisari

    Parnassveien 3

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Kent Toftelund

    Skogveien 8

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Olav Sigmund Tolk

    Strømsnes Neiden

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Tony Hansen

    Bakkeveien 41

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Steve Erling Nordstrand

    Gamleveien Elvenes

    Hunting and Fishing
  • Ine-Marita

    Axel Borgens vei 2

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