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Kirkenes Cruises

Tiny and remote, Kirkenes feels tucked away from the rest of the world. This small yet scenic town is nestled in the northeast corner of Norway, close to the Russian and Finnish borders and at the end of the E6 highway that runs through the country. Its unique location makes Kirkenes a smashing place to see the Northern Lights and a dazzling range of arctic wildlife from reindeer to puffins! Sporty types can make the most of the spectacular setting to try out ice fishing or dog sledging, or you can pay a visit to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel which is built from scratch every year.


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Have you always wanted to sleep in a palace made from ice and snow? Kirkenes’s Snow Hotel is one-of-a-kind, with 20 rooms carved each year by masterful ice sculptors. The temperature is kept at a constant of -4 degrees, but you’ll be able to keep warm with thermal sleeping bags. There’s an Ice Bar and onsite restaurant as well!

Kirkenes serves as a launching pad for outdoor adventures. Get out into nature and visit the mountainous Kongsfjordfjellet, which is cold and snowy into the summer months. Its wetland area features colonies of unique bird life including the Golden Plover and Temminck’s Stint. And you may spot a brown bear or two in the valley of Pasvik!

Go dog sledging deep into the Norwegian forest on a thrilling excursion from Kirkenes. You can try driving your own sledge or simply hop on for the ride, enjoying lunch by an open fire or in a traditional Sami home as part of your day out.

Kirkenes is an excellent place to sample the unique cuisine of Northern Norway, which is famed for its sparkling clear waters and fresh fish. Try reindeer or moose meat, accented with local berries and wild juniper. Local favourites include smoked salmon with mustard sauce, trout, or herring with potatoes.

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