Tagged: Kirkenes

Easier border crossing a priority

The Foreign Ministers of the Barents Region will continue to work for easier border crossings, reports the Barents Observer on Oct. 15. A new group is also working on developing tourism in the region, and Russia’s...

Cross-border workers get service centre in Kirkenes

Four Norwegian public authorities have established a joint service centre for foreign workers in the border town of Kirkenes. The centre is the first in Norway to serve cross-border commuters living in the Barents...

Finnmark – the Land of Untouched Magic

As far north and as far east as you can reach is the largest county in Norway with the smallest population; Finnmark. The Sami, Finnish, Norwegian, and to some extent Russian cultures merge in...

“One of the most important towns in Norway”

The Norway.com blog is proud to celebrate its 1000th post! The Kirkenes-based culture promoting group “Pikene på Broen” (Girls on the Bridge) is awarded a prize for “making Kirkenes one of the most important...