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.