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The Borderland Museum

Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
+47 78 99 48 80
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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 2 weeks ago
LordBowdon
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Denver
Interesting little museum

This was a very interesting little museum that reviews the experience of WW 2 in Kirkenes. A bus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Randim26
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“world war” (7 reviews)
“town centre” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Foerstevannslia, Kirkenes 9900, Norway
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+47 78 99 48 80
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We were lucky to get a lift from the centre of Kirkenes to this lovely museum up the hill. The staff reassured us there was a reliable bus at 12.10 to get us back to our Hurtigruten ship in time for the 12.30 departure. It...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We found the information in the exhibition about both the local area and the war to be very interesting. The staff were friendly and welcoming and facilities were very good. Check opening times though - in the winter, they’re limited.

1  Thank NickyandStu
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Fletch45
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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Janet B
27 October 2015|
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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.
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