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Kirkenes

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By air
==Get in==
===By Roadroad===
Kirkenes is at the very end of the all-through-Norway (and half of Europe) highway E6. You can also enter by road from northern Finland (via [[Rovaniemi]] about 7 hours), and northwestern Russia (via [[Murmansk]] about 3 hours + border formalities). If you want to come from southern Norway by car, cutting through Sweden and Finland is actually faster.
Long distance buses [http://www.veolia-transport.no/langrutebuss/category196.html], with connections to most of Norway.
Buses to Finland (summer only): [http://www.matkahuolto.info/lippu/en/]
===By Seasea===Kirkenes is the northern turnaround port ([[Bergen]] being the southern) of the [[Hurtigruten|Coastal Express ]] [http://hurtigruten.no/], arguably the most beautiful sea voyage of the planet, covering most of the Norwegian coast in 5-6 days.
===By Airair===Due to its distance from the rest of the civilized world, most people choose to arrive and depart by plane, at Høybuktmoen airport[http://www.avinor.no/lufthavn/kirkenes/] ({{IATA|KKN}}) ({{ICAO|ENKR}}) some 15 km outside town. Daily flights to [[Oslo]], [[Tromsø]] and others by Norwegian [http://www.norwegian.no/sw7127.asp], SAS[http://www.sas.no/Default.aspx?vst=true&epslanguage=EN] and Wideroe [http://wideroe.no/index.asp]. Also flights to Russia and Germany (summer only). Most flights have a bus to town waiting outside[http://www.veolia-transport.no/getfile.php/Internett/Filer/Rutetider/FFR/LokalOGbybuss/Kirkenes%20Flybussruter%2004-08%20(2).pdf], 85 NOK, credit cards accepted. A taxi will set you back some NOK 300.
On certain occasions it is considerably cheaper to fly into [[Ivalo]] in Finland, some 240 km away.
==Get around==
Local buses [http://www.veolia-transport.no/getfile.php/Internett/Filer/Rutetider/FFR/LokalOGbybuss/Kirkenes1.pdf]. Long distance busses leave outside the main shopping center in the middle of town. Some busses only take cash, however there is an ATM inside the shopping center. [http://www.tromskortet.no/] is a good website to plan your travels.
==See==
==Eat==
* King Crab: Red King crab is an invasive species in these waters. Brought to the Murmansk fjord by Soviets during the 50s and 60s. Originaly from the Bering streight. Great taste!
==Drink==
There is a camping site between the airport and town, up the hill after the bridge as you drive towards town. Also rents cabins. Summer only. Tel (+47) 78 99 80 28.
===Mid-range===
* <sleep name="Sollia" alt="" address="By the Russian border, some 10 km from town" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.storskog.no/en/index.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Has a good restaurant.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Barents Frokosthotell" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.kbhotel.no/no/rom_no.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="From NOK 675"></sleep>
* <sleep name="Wessel Hotell" alt="" address="Dr Wessels gate 3" directions="" phone="-47 78998600" email="[email protected]" fax="+47 78998601" url="http://www.hotellwessel.no/" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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