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Kirkenes is a town in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. 

The places to visit in Kirkenes are Grenselandmuseet (The Border Area Museum), which shows the history of war and peace along the Norwegian–Russian border, Sami art exhibitions by the artist John Savio (1902–1938), and a history of the mining industry in the area. Almost every last Thursday of each month the Russian Market takes place on the central square where traders from Murmansk sell their merchandise. Here you can find everything from matryoshkas, linen cloths, and handicrafts, to Russian crystal and porcelain dishes.

In the city centre of Kirkenes is Andersgrotta, a vast underground bunker built during World War II which provided shelter to the town’s residents. Tours of the bunker are available.