Kirkenes AURORA BOREALIS TRAVEL GUIDE

Kirkenes is located in northeastern Norway close to the borders of Finland ad Russia and inside the Northern Lights zone. Kirkenes is home to a population of about 6000 people and sits within the arctic circle at 69°  north.

The town is well known as a place to experience amazing views of the Aurora Borealis, If you stay in the town for at least 3 nights in winter you are almost guaranteed to see them.

The smaller population also means light pollution is less of an issue which some fantastic dark winter sky’s available.

Kirkenes is well suited for tourists with flights available from Oslo, there are also a number of good hotels in the area and other accommodation available in a wide price range.

Kirkenes airport (Høybuktmoen) is located 15 km from Kirkenes center which offers flights to/from Oslo. The flights to the capital take approx 2 hours with connections available to Tromsø and other Norwegian cities.

Kirkenes Accommodation and Tours

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