Rica Hotel Kirkenes
Travel Blogs from Kirkenes
... through we were quickly onto our plane and the flight to the north of Norway was fine.
We stayed the night in Kirkenes and had a great dinner at the Thon Hotel. Fletcher had the local specialty, King Crab which he said was delicious though messy to eat. I had a great entrecote with mushroom sauce. Yum.
The next day we boarded the Hurtigruten ship, Nordkapp. This fleet of ships operates a ferry service between Bergen and Kirkenes and return. The round trip takes ...
... along the coastline down to Bergen in southern Norway. Kirkenes is actually only 7 km from the Russian border, and hence the first northern port for the Norwegian cruise. What I found very interesting as we made our way down the coast is the massive impact WWII had on the small communities in this country. Kirkenes is the first on the board, with apparently 320 bombings from 1941 to 1944. In fact it was the Russians that liberated Kirkenes from German invasion in 1944( and there is ...
... closet space. We have outside rooms with a nice sized window. I immediately unpacked and got out of the suitcase.We had a mandatory safety meeting at one pm. Learned how to put on the life vest outfits. I don't think we would be afforded much protection if we ever ended up in the water. After the meeting exploration of the ship was in order so we toured floors 3-7. ``
We had a very nice lunch, consisting of various kinds of seafood, salads, soup, ...
... to the nearest monitor to find our
real gate and off we went. it was a long way, and we got there with a few minutes to spare. Tom and Betsy were there, and we were happy to see them. Shortly thereafter we boarded the same plane and were airborne.
Landed in Kirkenes right on time, about 11:30 am. Windy and grey, but our spirits were high. Caught the bus into town, and he dropped us off near our rental apartment, or so we thought. A nice grad student from Tromso ...
... for the hunt. Nonetheless, if you want to have more to eat (lesser people to share), then come in winter!
Activity: King Crab Safari with Snowmobile
Cost: NOK 2190/pax (approx. SGD$481)
Package: Includes transport to/fro Thon Kirkenes Hotel and all gears/clothes
Booked: Direct from http://www.barentssafari.no/