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Very nice and informative stop.

If you have the time, go there. Nice drive to Kirkenes from Baatsfjord. A lot of reindeers so watch... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
Very Good For One Hour

Well worth the hike up the hill from the port (35 mins) as the view is great, the place is warm and... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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Our exhibitions reflects life and culture in the borderland between Norway, Russia and Finland, with a special emphasis on World War II.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 99 48 80
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How ignorant I felt after a few minutes inside this museum. The Arctic Convoys and their hellish journeys have been in my mind for decades but I was completely unaware of the scale of the German/Soviet fighting, in this area, in the Second World War....More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you have the time, go there. Nice drive to Kirkenes from Baatsfjord. A lot of reindeers so watch out for them.

Thank PetrG1970
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Well worth the hike up the hill from the port (35 mins) as the view is great, the place is warm and dry, has coffee and free wi-fi! The Russian plane is the highlight but the war history is well laid out, and once you've...More

1  Thank LordBowdon
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

This was a very interesting little museum that reviews the experience of WW 2 in Kirkenes. A bus from the Hurtigruten dock took us there and back for 50 crowns.

Thank Randim26
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Although located a little out of town and some distance from where the Hurtigruten ships dock, this museum is something of a gem and well worth a visit. The border area between Norway, Finland and Russia has a rich and sometimes tragic history and the...More

1  Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed 27 May 2018

A terrific little museum with excellent displays especially about the wars that have devastated this whole region again and again, not just WW2; also some fascinating historic artefacts and photos of the Sami people. It all comes bang up to date with a display of...More

2  Thank JLKRothbury
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting to visit and learn about some local history especially of the 20th century wars. Not a big museum though. Worth visiting for an hour or two. Has a cafe. Nice walk from town.

1  Thank Geotracer
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It's very good local museum for this small town like Kirkenes. There are a lot of exhibits from WW2 and you can see IL2 (it's a soviet plane from WW2)!

1  Thank Vitaliy S
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum, real stories told by the people themselves. Interesting exhibit of cycles which were and currently are the mode of transport for refugees.

1  Thank Stephd167b
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We were staying at the Scandic Hotel in Kirkenes and decided to take a trip out with Kicksleds as it was a beautiful sunny day. We went up to the Bordeland museum with opened at 09.30 am (the sun rises much earlier in Kirkenes, about...More

1  Thank Sailrepair
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27 March 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if the museum is open over Easter - best to check with the museum. This February we walked into Kirkenes from the Hurtigruten terminal and were offered a lift to the museum after asking the way. We caught the... More
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Response from Detlev B | Reviewed this property |
We were there in summer so we walked from the THON Hotel which was about 45 minutes.