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There are 4 ways to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes by plane, bus, train, night bus or car

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Fly to Ivalo, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Ivalo (IVL) HEL - IVL
  2. Take the bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes

$477 - $878

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Fly to Kirkenes  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Helsinki (HEL) to Kirkenes (KKN) HEL - KKN

$114 - $616

2 alternative options

Train, night bus, bus  •  20 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 273 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
  3. Take the bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes

$569 - $653

Drive  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Helsinki to Kirkenes 843.9 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes is to drive which costs 190€ - 290€ and takes 16 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes is to fly and bus which costs 410€ - 800€ and takes 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Helsinki and Kirkenes is 1089 km. The road distance is 1350.2 km.

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes without a car is to train and night bus and bus which takes 20 h 29 min and costs 490€ - 600€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Helsinki to Kirkenes, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Helsinki Airport to Ivalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Kirkenes is 1 h behind Helsinki. It is currently 6:14 AM in Helsinki and 5:14 AM in Kirkenes.

Yes, the driving distance between Helsinki to Kirkenes is 1350 km. It takes approximately 16 h 51 min to drive from Helsinki to Kirkenes.

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Norwegian Air International and Finnair offer flights from Helsinki Airport to Ivalo Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Kirkenes. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 680.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

What companies run services between Helsinki, Finland and Kirkenes, Finnmark, Norway?

Scandinavian Airlines, Finnair and four other airlines fly from Helsinki to Kirkenes every 4 hours.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Stockholm, Oslo
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Copenhagen, Oslo
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Oslo
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Berlin Tegel, Oslo
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo via Kittila
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Ivalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Helsinki to Kirkenes via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Train operators
Finnish Railways (VR)
Bus operators
VisitInari.fi
Website
visitinari.fi
Bus from Ivalo Airport to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$410 - $440
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$460 - $490
Schedules at
visitinari.fi
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visitinari.fi
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koskilinjat.fi
Night bus from Rovaniemi Rautatieasema piha to Saariselkä, Lutontie 3, Tunturihotelli
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
koskilinjat.fi
Pasvikturist AS
Phone
(+47) 78 99 50 80
Email
firmapost@pasvikturist.no
Website
pasvikturist.no
Bus from Saariselkä to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$432
Schedules at
pasvikturist.no
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pasvikturist.no

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The best way to get from Helsinki to Helsinki Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 6€ - 7€.

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