Outside the Russian consulate, there are two engaging little sculptures of a bear mounting – in every sense of the word, it would appear...
War Mothers Monument
In the town square, this statue commemorates women's efforts during the war.
Located up a short hill, this statue is dedicated to the Red Army troops who liberated the town in 1944.
The motto here is 'art, coffee and chocolate' and this engaging little space is Kirkenes's most agreeable cafe.
Has an all-you-can-eat dinnertime taco buffet (Nkr128) on Wednesday and pizza buffet (Nkr150) each Friday.
Dr Wessels gate 9 · interesting places nearby
Offers a wealth of tours including a one-day trans-border visit to Russia's Pechenga valley and mining city of Nikel (around Nkr1500), and a guided weekend in Murmansk (around Nkr2400). For both you need to already have a Russian visa or be a Norwegian resident.