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Midnight sun in Kirkenes

Midnight sun in Kirkenes


Kirkenes is the most remote outpost in mainland Norway. About 400 km north of the Arctic Circle, the town of about 6,000 inhabitants is perched at the edge of the Varanger Fjord and the border with Russia. The town is the final stop in the North of the 11 day trip of the Coastal Steamer (Hurtigruta). Nearby attractions include the Pasvik Nasjonalpark, where one can stand at the meeting point of Norway, Finland and Russia. Kirkenes was heavily bombed during World War II; only 13 houses were left standing when the Red Army liberated it in october 1944. Kirkenes Snowhotel will open Dec 20th 2007 run by Radius Kirkenes. Kirkenes was destroyed during WW2 and today you can vist the museum ANDERSGROTTA in the very center of the town.


Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Wikipedia about Kirkenes


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