Russian Souvenirs: at the russian border-station
There is a small souvenirshop directely at the russian border-station and they sell a lot of the kind of wooden souvenirs like you might have seen them in Russia: dolls, eggs, toys etc. and some of them are really great works of art !
What to buy: Did you see the icebear painted on the russian dolls, that is something I have not yet seen anywhere else.
- Arts and Culture
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Family Travel
various shops: Shop till you drop
There are quite a lot of international shops and supermarkets in Kirkenes and the reason for that is the closeby russian border and a lot of russians are obviously doing their shopping there.
What to buy: Something else that is interesting to know about norwegian shops is that the openingtimes are always indicated already at the facade like in my 2nd photo:
8-23 (21) means it is open daily between 8am and 11.00pm, only at sunday they are closing already at 9pm.