Kirkenes Airport is one of the regional hubs for air travel and offers daily flights to and from Oslo and Tromsø.
Kirkenes Airport has direct connections to several towns and communities in Varanger, such as Vardø, Vadsø, Berlevåg, and Båtsfjord.
From Oslo, the flight time to Kirkenes is just over 2 hours. From Tromsø, the flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes.
It’s possible to drive all the way to Varanger, regardless if you come by car, mobile home, or motorcycle. The European route E6 runs through the region and ends in Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.
All roads are open year-round, but some passes might close for short periods in winter.
The Varanger Scenic Route, a 160-kilometre-long stretch of road between Varangerbotn to Hamningberg, takes you to several attractions along the coast.
Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at Berlevåg, Båtsfjord, Vardø, and Vadsø in Varanger.
Hurtigruten turns around in Kirkenes and goes back to Bergen in Fjord Norway, calling at the same ports on the way back, except Vadsø.
Short Winter CruiseExperience Tromsø and a Hurtigruten Cruise
4-day tour including a cruise with Hurtigruten. Choose from a wide selection of winter activities, including dog sledding and northern lights excursions. | Authentic Scandinavia
Magical Northern LightsGo dogsledding and whalewatching
This journey encourages you to create your own magical connection in Alta, going on adventures such as dogsledding, snowmobiling and ice-fishing, and seeking the illuminations of the polar night. | Up Norway.
Northern Lights Safari to TromsøDog sledding and Aurora safari
Join us on a 6-day northern lights round trip to Tromsø from Oslo. Fly to Tromsø where you will experience all the highlights of the region, including several opportunities to chase the northern lights.
Northern Lights CruiseVisit Tromsø, the North Cape and Kirkenes
6-day tour, including a return cruise from Tromsø to Kirkenes with Hurtigruten. Visit the North Cape and try winter activities including dog sledding and snowmobiling. | Authentic Scandinavia
Aurora Dinner CruiseArctic tapas under the Northern Lights
Join our Northern Lights Cruise and enjoy a delicious arctic tapas menu from our local partner in Tromsø while we look for the Northern Lights! | Brim Explorer.
Arctic Winter AdventureSnowhotel Kirkenes, Hurtigruten & Tromsø.
6-day winter adventure tour including an overnight stay at Kirkenes Snow Hotel, a cruise with Hurtigruten to Tromsø, and a wide selection of optional winter activities. | Authentic Scandinavia
Northern Lights Dinner Cruise outside TromsøDinner, boat tour, northern lights hunt
On board an hybrid-electric boat outfitted with panoramic windows, you will glide silently into the darkness of the Tromsø fjords while savouring a delicious dinner and keeping an eye out for the magical northern lights. | Go Fjords
Norwegian Fjords & Northern LightsOslo, Bergen, Flåm and Tromsø
6-day winter adventure. See the fjords and the Arctic city Tromsø. Amazing winter activities like dog sledding, northern lights safari, and much more can be added. | Authentic Scandinavia
Tromsø Winter BreakTromsø, Northern Lights and Dog Sledding
4-day winter break to Tromsø in Northern Norway, including dog sledding and a northern lights chase by minibus. Additional winter activities can be added. | Authentic Scandinavia
Tromsø Wildlife & Northern LightsTromsø City Break with a Wildlife Cruise
4-day break to Tromsø including a wildlife cruise and hunt for the northern lights. With one day free, you will have the opportunity to add additional winter activities like dog sledding, a reindeer safari, and more. | Authentic Scandinavia