Is kirkenes in the arctic circle?

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The town is situated about 400 kilometres (250 mi) north of the Arctic Circle, resulting in midnight sun and polar night both lasting for sustained lengths of time depending on season. Kirkenes is located just east of the 30th meridian east.

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Also, How far is Kirkenes from the Arctic Circle?

Kirkenes lies 160 miles above the Artic Circle, or 1,400 miles south of the North Pole as the snow goose flies. It is as far north as Prudhoe Bay, start of the Alaska pipeline.

Beside the above, How far is Kirkenes from North Pole?. How far is Kirkenes from the North Pole? Kirkenes is located 1,401.17 mi (2,254.96 km) south of the North Pole.

People also ask, How do I get to Kirkenes?

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.

What is northern Norway called?

Nord-Norge, English Northern Norway, geographic region of Norway. It reaches from Nordland about 575 miles (925 km) northward to the North Cape (Nordkapp), the northernmost point in Europe.

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Where is midnight sun in Norway?

Svalbard is the place in Norway where the midnight sun occurs for the longest period. Here, the sun doesn't set between 20 April and 22 August.

What is the most northern city in Norway?

Honningsvåg is the northernmost town today, in Norway.

Is Kirkenes worth visiting?

Kirkenes is quite literally an Arctic frontier at road's end, located as far northeast as possible in Norway, close to the Varangerfjord. ... If you are ending or beginning a Hurtigruten cruise in Kirkenes, it is well worth spending a few hours or even a few days exploring.

How do I get to Kirkenes from UK?

Bus, ferry • 7 days 10h
  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Legnica.
  2. Take the bus from Legnica to Oslo.
  3. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Måløy terminal.
  4. Take the ferry from Måløy Hurtigrutekai to Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai.

What is the population of Kirkenes Norway?

Kirkenes is located just a few kilometres from the Norway-Russia border. The 2.14-square-kilometre (530-acre) town has a population (2018) of 3,529, which gives the town a population density of 1,649 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,270/sq mi).

How long is the border between Norway and Russia?

The border between Norway and Russia (Norwegian: Russergrensen / Russergrensa, Russian: Российско-норвежская граница, Rossiysko-Norvezhskaya Granitsa) consists of a 195.7-kilometer (121.6 mi) land border between Sør-Varanger, Norway, and Pechengsky District, Russia, and a 23.2-kilometer (14.4 mi) marine border in the ...

How do I get from Murmansk to Kirkenes?

The best way to get from Murmansk to Kirkenes without a car is to bus which takes 4h and costs RUB 3052. How long does it take to get from Murmansk to Kirkenes? The bus from Murmansk to Kirkenes takes 4h including transfers and departs once daily.

Which Russian city is closest to the Arctic Circle *?

The vast bulk of the Arctic Circle's population is located in Russia: indeed, the two largest cities in the Arctic Circle, Murmansk and Norilsk, are in Russia, and have a population of 299,000 and 170,000, respectively.

How do you get from Kirkenes to Oslo?

There is no direct connection from Kirkenes to Oslo. However, you can take the line 64 bus to Kirkenes lufthavn Høybuktmoen, take the walk to Kirkenes airport, fly to Oslo, take the walk to Oslo lufthavn stasjon, then take the train to Oslo.

Where is Lofoten Island?

The Lofoten Islands belong to Norway and form an archipelago 300 km to the north of the Arctic Circle. The archipelago extends from the 67th to the 69th parallels and is roughly 150 km long. It is about fifty km west of mainland Norway.

How much are drinks on Hurtigruten?

Hurtigruten cruise drink prices – wine and beer packages

In 2015, individual glasses went for approximately 75-110 NOK each (in today's dollars, USD $9-13.50).

What is the food like on Hurtigruten ships?

Every day, a choice of one meat, one fish and one vegetarian main dish is served along with fresh bread and local cheese , and a wide selection of salads, vegetables, cold cuts, salmon, herring and other seafood. Homemade desserts and cakes are also available. Coffee/tea/water included.

What city is closest to the Arctic Circle?

The Arctic Circle runs through the middle of Norway a few kilometers north of Mo i Rana in Helgeland which is the closest town to the Arctic Circle, hence the nickname "the arctic circle town".