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Grense jakobselv

Grense jakobselv Photo: Finnmark Reiseliv AS
Grense jakobselv Photo: Finnmark Reiseliv AS

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60 km from Kirkenes is a small village on the Arctic coast. King Oskar II built his stone chapel here in 1869. The beautiful beaches here are very popular with locals and visitors on warm summer days.
On the road to Grense Jakobselv, you pass Storskog border station, Norway’s only official border crossing point to Russia.

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Grense jakobselv - Photo: Finnmark Reiseliv AS

Grense jakobselv

60 km from Kirkenes is a small village on the Arctic coast. King Oskar II built his stone chapel here in 1869. The beautiful beaches here are very popu...

Grense jakobselv

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