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Visit the Russian border and King Oscar II Chapel, Varanger

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Visit the Russian border and King Oscar II Chapel in Varanger arctic part og Norway mainland. King Oscar II Chapel is a parish church of the Church of Norway in Sør-Varanger Municipality. It is located near the village of Grense Jakobselv, about 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the border with Russia.

King Oscar II Chapel is one of the churches for the Sør-Varanger parish which is part of the Varanger prosti (deanery) in the Diocese of Nord-Hålogaland. The stone church was built in a long church style in 1869 by the architect Jacob Wilhelm Nordan (1824–1892). The church seats about 72 people.//Welcome to Varanger Arctic NorwayIn the far north and as far east as you can go in Norway, where the sky meets the sea, lies Varanger, bathed in the midnight sun and the northern lights of winter. Here the wild landscape meanders through bird-nesting cliffs, fishing villages, and rugged headlands – out to the end of the world.
Nature offers rivers teeming with fish, snow-clad plains, exotic king crabs, birds breeding in spring, leaping salmon, the shining sea, and dancing northern lights. People and traditions make Varanger an Arctic melting pot of communities and cultures. Varanger is a different experience. Scenery and settlements, the light, the colours, the lofty sky and wide horizon, exciting activities and the open people.// Read and learn more about Varanger Arctic Norway here: www.visitvaranger.no or send us an email to visitvaranger@gmail.com

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Source: Book Finnmark

Visit the Russian border and King Oscar II Chapel, Varanger

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