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There are 8 ways to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes by car, bus, ferry, night bus or plane

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Drive, bus

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Circle K Kautokeino
  2. Take the bus from Circle K Kautokeino to Karasjok bussterminal
  3. Take the bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Varangerbotn bussterminal
  4. Take the bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to Handelsparken

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Drive, bus via Kautokeino

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Kautokeino
  2. Take the bus from Kautokeino to Karasjok bussterminal
  3. Take the bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Varangerbotn bussterminal
  4. Take the bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to AMFI Kirkenes

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th L to Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus P
  2. Take the bus from Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø
  3. Take the ferry from Tromsø Hurtigrutekai to Kirkenes Hurtigrutekai

Drive

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Kirkenes

Drive, night bus to Alta, fly to Vadso

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Kautokeino
  2. Take the night bus from Kautokeino to Alta lufthavn
  3. Fly from Alta (ALF) to Vadso (VDS)

Drive, night bus to Alta, fly to Kirkenes

  1. Drive from Karesuando to Kautokeino
  2. Take the night bus from Kautokeino to Alta lufthavn
  3. Fly from Alta (ALF) to Kirkenes (KKN)

Bus, bus to Tromso, fly to Vadso

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th L to Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus P
  2. Take the bus from Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø
  3. Fly from Tromso (TOS) to Vadso (VDS)

Bus, bus to Tromso, fly to Kirkenes

  1. Take the bus from Syväjärventien th L to Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus P
  2. Take the bus from Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø
  3. Fly from Tromso (TOS) to Kirkenes (KKN)
Sweden → Norway
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International entry into Norway from Sweden

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden
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Conditions of entry into Norway from Sweden

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Yes, entry into Norway is currently allowed from Sweden.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kirkenes is 815 55 015.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kirkenes is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kirkenes is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 815 55 015.

No, returning to Sweden from Norway is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 17 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes is to drive, which costs 750 kr - 1200 kr and takes 7h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes is to drive and night bus and fly which costs 1500 kr - 4600 kr and takes 7h 39m.

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The distance between Karesuando and Kirkenes is 333 km. The road distance is 538.4 km.

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The best way to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 44h 42m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 1m to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Alta Airport to Vadso Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Karesuando to Kirkenes is 538 km. It takes approximately 7h 53m to drive from Karesuando to Kirkenes.

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Widerøe offers flights from Alta Airport to Vadso Airport.

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There are six+ hotels available in Kirkenes. Prices start at kr 1000 NOK per night.

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Map of how to get from Karesuando to Kirkenes.
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  • Distance: 332.5 km
  • Duration: 11h 1m

What companies run services between Karesuando, Sweden and Kirkenes, Norway?

There is no direct connection from Karesuando to Kirkenes. However, you can take the drive to Circle K Kautokeino, take the bus to Karasjok bussterminal, take the bus to Varangerbotn bussterminal, then take the bus to Handelsparken. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Kautokeino, take the bus to Karasjok bussterminal, take the bus to Varangerbotn bussterminal, then take the bus to AMFI Kirkenes.

Airlines
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Alta to Vadso
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 1200 - kr 1800
Flights from Alta to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
kr 1000 - kr 3800
Flights from Tromso to Vadso
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2500
Flights from Tromso to Vadso via Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2500
Flights from Tromso to Vadso via Alta
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2500
Flights from Tromso to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 650 - kr 2700
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Tromso to Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 600 - kr 1900
Bus operators
Snelandia
Email
post@snelandia.no
Website
snelandia.no
Bus from Circle K Kautokeino to Karasjok bussterminal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
kr 250 - kr 280
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Karasjok bussterminal to Varangerbotn bussterminal
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
kr 370 - kr 400
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to Handelsparken
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
kr 240 - kr 270
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Kautokeino to Karasjok bussterminal
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
kr 250 - kr 280
Website
Snelandia
Bus from Varangerbotn bussterminal to AMFI Kirkenes
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
kr 250 - kr 270
Website
Snelandia
Night bus from Kautokeino to Alta lufthavn
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
kr 270 - kr 300
Website
Snelandia
Koskilinjat Oy
Phone
+358 8 5550500
Website
koivistonauto.fi
Bus from Syväjärventien th L to Kilpisjärven retkeilykeskus P
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 150 - kr 220
Website
Koskilinjat Oy
The Arctic Route
Phone
+47 400 02 196
Email
post@thearcticroute.com
Website
thearcticroute.com
Bus from Kilpisjärvi to Tromsø
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
thearcticroute.com
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