Kirkenes attractions

Historic Building in Kirkenes


Drop down the steep stairs of Andersgrotta into this cave that once served as an air-raid shelter and bunker as wave upon wave of Russian bombers sought to knock out the Nazi ore-shipping facility. There's a multili…
Zoo in Kirkenes

Gabba Reindeer & Husky Park

This may not be so much of a treat for the children if you've been driving in Eastern Finnmark and have stopped to relate to communing roadside reindeer. But it's worth the visit if you've just rolled in on the Hurt…
Museum in Kirkenes


This well-presented frontier museum, 1km from Kirkenes centre, illustrates the geography and culture of the border region, with special displays on WWII and mining. Within it, the Savio collection displays the disti…
Sculpture in Kirkenes

Bear Sculptures

Outside the Russian consulate, there are two engaging little sculptures of a bear mounting – in every sense of the word, it would appear – a lamp-post.
Statue in Kirkenes

Russian Monument

Located up a short hill, this statue is dedicated to the Red Army troops who liberated the town in 1944.
Statue in Kirkenes

War Mothers Monument

In the town square, this statue commemorates women's efforts during the war.