Is Kirkenes worth visiting?
Several times I passed groups of small kids having a blast in the snow – and of course, they’re already super capable on skis! I won’t recommend Kirkenes as a place to visit exclusively, but if you’re on a tour of Finnmark or joining/leaving Hurtigruten, it’s well worth spending an extra day or so exploring the area.
How do you get to Kirkenes in Norway?
Kirkenes is at the very end of the all-through- Norway 3,000 km long highway E6. Visitors can also enter by road from northern Finland (about 7 hours from Rovaniemi), and north-western Russia (about 4 hours from Murmansk, including border formalities).
Is Kirkenes in the Arctic Circle?
The town is situated about 400 kilometres (250 mi) north of the Arctic Circle . Kirkenes is located just east of the 30th meridian east. The easternmost point of Norway and the municipality is also at a point further east than Saint Petersburg.
How far is Kirkenes from North Pole?
What is the best month to go to Norway?
The best time to visit Norway is during the shoulder seasons, in spring (between May and June ), and fall (between September and October), when the weather is amazing and there aren’t that many tourists. The high season to visit Norway is between mid- June and August .
What is the best Hurtigruten ship?
Which ship in the Hurtigruten fleet is right for you? Best for kids: Finnmarken . Best for maritime enthusiasts: Lofoten , Vesterålen . Best general experience: Kong Harald , Nordkapp , Polarlys , Richard With .
Is there a train from Kirkenes to Oslo?
There is no direct connection from Kirkenes to Oslo . However, you can take the line 64 bus to Kirkenes lufthavn Høybuktmoen, take the walk to Kirkenes airport, fly to Oslo , take the walk to Oslo lufthavn stasjon, then take the train to Oslo .
How far is Kirkenes from Oslo?
How far is Kirkenes from the Russian border?
Where do you cross the Arctic Circle in Norway?
How long is the border between Norway and Russia?
What should I wear to the Arctic Circle?
The first layer next to your skin should be long-sleeved and long-leg thermal underwear and socks (100% wool – but this can itch – or similar synthetic quality clothing ). The second layer should consist of a long-sleeved shirt or jumper and a pair of cotton or fleece leggings or trousers.
Where does Hurtigruten dock in Kirkenes?
Port of Kirkenes in Norway Cruise ships, mainly from Hurtigruten , dock close to the town center, approx. 1,5km away. The gateway to town by air is Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen located 9 miles or 15 km west of the town centre. The Norwegian Coastal Express sails daily along Norway’s western and northern coast.