Kirkenes (Norway)

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Kirkenes cruise port

Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2023-12-07 16:54

min: -7 °F (-22 °C) / max: 9 °F (-12 °C) 4°F
Wind: 190°/ 6.7 m/s  Gust: 11.3 m/sWind: 190°/ 6.7 m/s  Gust: 11.3 m/sMod. breeze
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Min / Max Temperature9 °F / -12 °C
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Kirkenes is a port town in Sor-Varanger Municipality (Finnmark county, Norway's far northeastern part) with population around 3,500. The town lies on a peninsula along Bøkfjorden, an arm of the vast Varangerfjorden. Kirkenes Church is in the Haganes area.

Kirkenes (Norway) cruise port

When the neighboring suburban villages Bjornevatn, Hesseng and Sandnes are all included with Kirkenes, the urban area reaches total population around 8,000.

Tourist attractions include The Border Area Museum (Grenselandmuseet), which shows the history of war and peace along the Norwegian-Russian border, Sami art exhibitions by artist John Savio (1902–1938), and a history of the mining industry in the area. The museum features a small shop and café. The Russian Market takes place on the central square almost every last Thursday of each month, and traders from Murmansk sell merchandise. Here tourists can find everything from linen cloths, handicrafts, Russian matryoshkas (dolls), porcelain and crystal dishes.

The cruise ship / ferry dock is within easy walking distance from downtown (approx 1,5 km / 1 mi). The Norway-Russia border is just 10 km (6 mi) away.

Kirkenes (Norway) cruise port terminal

Kirkenes cruise terminal

Kirkenes is the northern turnaround port of the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila Shipping (4 ships). The Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northbound "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).

Port Kirkenes cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kirkenes, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

4 December, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
15 December, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
26 December, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald

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