Kirkenes Airport is one of the regional hubs for air travel, and offers several daily flights to and from Oslo.
From Kirkenes Airport, there are also connecting flights to many smaller communities in the region and beyond, such as Vadsø, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg and Mehamn.
There are also connections by air to Alta and Tromsø.
Kirkenes is the northern terminus for Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, and in this region it calls at Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg, Båtsfjord, Vardø and Vadsø on its way there.
Hurtigruten turns around in Kirkenes and goes back to Bergen in Western Norway, calling at the same ports on the way back, except Vadsø.
Roads have a high standard, and are for the most part open all year, with the exception of mountain passes serving small fishing villages on the coast. These are usually closed a few times during winter. Read more about driving in Northern Norway.
Long-distance express buses connect the region to points beyond, but departures are not frequent, so research and planning are required.
There are daily bus connections from Kirkenes to Murmansk in Russia, and more sporadically to Rovaniemi in Finland. Pre-booking and visa might be required.
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6 days day winter adventure tour including an overnight at Kirkenes Snow Hotel, a cruise with Hurtigruten to Tromsø and a wide selection of optional winter activities.
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