Rica Arctic Hotel

Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes, Nordland, North Norway, 9915, Norway | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkenes

Somethings a little fishy....

A travel blog entry by beadledove


... find something to eat at the breakfast and lunch buffets. At this first lunch we are faced with economic reality as all drinks (including bottles of water) are on a fee basis. Way different from having an all inclusive drink package on our trans Atlantic cruise. Thirteen dollar beers and fifteen dollar cocktails have us considering a life of sobriety, but not for very long! We had a running joke every time we ordered a drink about which ...

Hurtigruten Cruise from Kirkenese - Bergen, Norway

A travel blog entry by robyn4215


... of Hitler between 1940 and1945 with extermination of almost half of Norways Jewish population, whilst strategically positioning bases for invasion into Europe. Hammerfest was one of the key ports used as a base by Hitler, and by the end of the war, the town was almost totally destroyed, and has been steadily rebuilt, retaining much of its historical building architecture as possible. The war museum in this town is definitely worth a look if you are ever in the country. Observations on ...

Kirkenes and MS Nordlys

A travel blog entry by btweed


... on we had to wash our hands with disinfectant soap. At the check-in desk the lady purser gave us our cabin assignments, our cruise card, and other pieces of information. The cruise card is used to buy anything on board, and it is then charged to your credit card. We visited Tom and Betsy's room 508, and then we tromped up to deck 6 and checkout out our cabin 615. We each have 2 single beds, one of which is a fold down bed, small desk, small bathroom/shower, ...

Onward and Upward

A travel blog entry by btweed

... fees, and other fees. Much cheaper to sell in Norway. There is a long history of commerce between the Russians and Norwegians. The economy in Kirkenes is improving, due to the reopening of the iron mine, a large, dominating complex up on the hill. Kirkenes and surrounding settlements have 5,000 inhabitants. It is situated in between two time zones: Helsinki and Moscow and is in the heart of Border Country. It is part of the Finnmark Region. It is 15 km from the official border of ...

Velkommen from Norway

A travel blog entry by sonia72


... was reindeer (I did try this even though I don't like bloody meat). I realise now I need to eat up at lunch as dinner will always be a set menu with local cuisine. I'll try anything once but reindeer are too cute to eat.

As the voyage continued I started to get me 'sea legs' and I'm not feeling sick anymore. I'm actually quite enjoying the up/down feeling. It makes your head go a bit stupid and sometimes my ears pop but overall I'm doing really well. We ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Kongensgate 1-3, Kirkenes, is near Grenselandmuseet and Gabba Reindeer Safari Park.
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