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Top Choice Norwegian in Kirkenes


From the broad picture windows of Gapahuken, Sollia Gjestegård hotel's restaurant, there's a grand panorama of the lake at its feet and the Russian frontier post beyond. Discriminating diners drive out from Kirkenes…
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…
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…
Pub in Kirkenes


A disco and pub attracting a mainly younger crowd.
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…
Pizza in Kirkenes


Has an all-you-can-eat dinnertime taco buffet (Nkr128) on Wednesday and pizza buffet (Nkr150) each Friday.
Pub in Kirkenes


An earthy sailors' hangout overlooking the harbour and a rusting Russian hulk. A great place to play pool or darts.
Cafe in Kirkenes

Galleri Artika

The motto here is 'art, coffee and chocolate' and this engaging little space is Kirkenes's most agreeable cafe.
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.