Hurtigruten ship MS Nordlys arriving at Kirkenes
Kirkenes airport Høybuktmoen

by plane:

Kirkenes airport (Høybuktmoen) is located 15 km from Kirkenes center (at E6). There is an airport express bus connected to the flights from/to Oslo, travel time about 30 minutes.


Daily flight connections from/to Oslo (2 hours and 5 min)

and connections to Tromsø, Vadsø, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Mehamn, Honningsvåg, Alta, Sørkjosen.

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MS Trollfjord at Hurtigruten quay

by boat:

The famous Coastal Steamer "Hurtigruten" arrives daily in Kirkenes. The boat leaves Bergen daily at 20:00 in summer, 22:30 in winter. The journey from Bergen to Kirkenes takes 6 days. The largest ports of call are: Ålesund, Trondheim, Bodø and Tromsø. In the northern county Finnmark the boat stops in Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg, Båtsfjord, Vardø and Vadsø. Daily arrival in Kirkenes at 9:00, departure 12:30.

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by bus:

Daily bus connection between Murmansk/Russia and Kirkenes.

Daily bus connection Oulu/Finland - Karasjok.
Karasjok-Kirkenes just at following day Monday-Friday. 


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Caravan at Kirkenes city sign

by car:

Kirkenes is located at the end of European way No 6. Distances: to Tromsø 977 km, to Alta 572 km, to Oslo ca.

2480 km. You can choose the way through Sweden as well.

Kiruna-Kirkenes 769 km.

Or you choose the way through Finnland, via Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi-Kirkenes 473 km. Driving way no. 971 you can cross the Finish-Norwegian border in Näätämö, 50 km away from Kirkenes. The way is in very good condition.

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Bus at Kirkenes Førstevatn

local transport: city bus, taxi, car rental

There is a city bus connecting Kirkenes, Hesseng, Sandnes and Bjørnevatn.


Kirkenes Taxicentral is located in the center at Presteveien 1.


Car rental is available from Avis, Europcar, Hertz,

Rent-A-Wreck and Sixt.

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