The town Kirkenes is right at the border to Russia and Finland and here is many possibilities for arctic activities.
The town is also known as the end station for the famous Hurtigruten, which sail from Bergen to Kirkenes along the Norwegian fjord and coastline and you are here only 15 km from the Russian border.
More than 100000 thousand visit Kirkenes every year, and most tourists come here to explore the amazing nature. The best way to experience the nature is through the many adventure activities provided by local tour operator experts.
What about snowmobiling, dogsledding, hiking, climbing, kayaking, biking, skiing and bird watching just to mention few. By doing these amazing adventures, you also have the best way to experience the local civilization and people.
Nearby, in Varanger it is possible to see rare birds like puffins, guillemots, and sea eagles.
Every year a hotel is built from scratch, and this is Kirkenes snow hotel, which is open between December and April. Even though the temperature inside is a constant minus four degrees Celsius, the beds are warm and comfortable with reindeer hide.
Many local tour operators also arrange tours to see the amazing northern lights in the Winter.
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