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Address: Biblioteket/Library, Kirkenes 9915, Norway
Phone Number:
+47 78 97 17 77

The municipality borders both Russia and Finland. Geographically, we are as...

The municipality borders both Russia and Finland. Geographically, we are as far east as St. Petersburg and Cairo! Russian signposts, Finnish language, Sami culture and the Barents Sea. There is so much to experience here in Kirkenes, you will go home a richer person. Visit the Frontier Museum, set sail on a king crab safari, visit the Andersgrotta cave, husky kennels, take a riverboat trip in the borderland etc. The Hurtigrute ships depart from Kirkenes daily all year round on their south-bound coastal voyage.Once a month, the square in Kirkenes centre is transformed into a lively market (normally the last Thursday in the month). The square is also home to the monument to war mothers, in memory of the efforts of women during World War II. For market dates, contact Tourist Information by telephone or visit our web site.

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Centrally located, helpful guidance and useful maps

On a short stop, it was really useful to pick up maps and get advice on what to do. Also help with booking a boat trip to the Russian border.

Reviewed 6 July 2016
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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Moenchaltdorf, Switzerland
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

This office was very helpful and people redy to hlep with a good service, excursions can be booked also from different operators to reasonable prices

3 Thank HeinzHeld
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

On a short stop, it was really useful to pick up maps and get advice on what to do. Also help with booking a boat trip to the Russian border.

Thank Localresident105
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Sorry but Street Map and the local sigage all pointed to an older location. Did see the library, largest in Scandinavia is suggested, a result of the large number of books donated after the war.

Thank tom g
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

As of 23 Dec the Kirkenes Tourist Center has closed down. In its place is an asian food supermarket. Anyone coming to Kirkenes can get your souveniers from the convenience store - Narvesen - or at the Kirkenes Airport. Tourist information be can obtained from your hotel front desk.

1 Thank Edmund K
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The richest tourism bureau containing information not only about Finnmark and the North of Norway but also on the bordering countries of Russia and Finland as well as the Sami region of Lapland (in between).

Thank Eliana v
Tula, Russia
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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

In this shop You will find the highest number of Souvenirs associated with Norway and Kirkenes. Magnets, maps, hats, clothing and much more. Unlikely to leave empty-handed. Despite the fact that working day was to 17.00, I was served at 17.30. The staff is fluent in Russian, that I really liked it too. Located in the centre of the city.

2 Thank Aleksei_Romakhov
Wexford, Ireland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

Tried to visit but despite there being a man inside the door was locked. Lots of local items for sale in the large shopfront area but no access. Very disappointing.

1 Thank Roznco
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

Based on some fairly positive TripAdvisor reviews, we visited the "Kirkenes Tourist Office," only to find a souvenier and tourist clothing shop, and no tourist information! They want to make a sale, but not provide information...

2 Thank DSNAustin
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

This place has reasonable info, but as other reviewers have said, the guy there never got out of his chair, nor showed any proactive interest in people, which is not what a Tourist Office should be. Also unlike some of the good ones further south in Norway. So we had all the info we needed from Trip Advisor and our... More 

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

While there was a girl raedy to take our money if we bought a souvenir, etc, there was no one at the tourist info desk when we were there and the girl pointedly ignored us as we looked through the brochures. Looks like you are on your own here.

Thank BaldOldBob

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