Andersgrotta - WW2 Bomb Shelter

Snowhotel Kirkenes is proud to present one of the most significant historical attractions in Kirkenes.

Since Kirkenes was one of the most strategically important places in Europe during World War II,​ it was also one of the most heavily bombed cities in the world. Kirkenes had more than 300 bombing raids from Soviet aeroplanes, and the Air Raid alarms were heard more than 1000 times during the war years. Furthermore, Andersgrotta was constructed beneath the bedrock in the centre of Kirkenes, a brilliantly well-hidden location. Therefore it was the refuge of the population throughout the war.

On this tour you will be met by our experienced guide outside Andersgrotta in the city center of Kirkenes, and you will be taken inside the cave, which is the biggest WW2 bomb shelter in the area.
You will see and learn about how the civilians lived during the world war, as well as crucial and interesting details of the role Kirkenes played in the war.

Included in the tour is a 10 minute documentary film (English, German and Norwegian language), based on archives and new recordings.

Departure: On request for groups of 6 people or more. Contact

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Starting time: 12:30

Groups 15 people or more can be booked in on request at other departure times, please contact us at

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Available all year


    • Guiding in Andersgrotta & Russian monument
    • 10-minute documentary
    • Professional English-speaking guide


Not suitable for children under 12 years old.


12:30 - 13:00 (30minutes)

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