Andersgrotta WW2 Bomb Shelter
Snowhotel Kirkenes is proud to present one of the biggest 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 airplanes and more than 1000 times Air Raid alarms were heard during the war years. 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.
Visit Andersgrotta – Kirkenes’ largest bomb-shelter, built in 1941. Learn about the life of civilians during war-time. Experience the atmosphere of Kirkenes during World War II by watching a documentary film (English, German and Norwegian language), based on archives and new recordings.
View tour details it here on the web or click the link on the right to download it to your device.
Meeting place: Andersgrotta
Meeting time: 12:30
Available: All year
- Guiding of Andersgrotta and Russian monument
- 10-minute documentary
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Hunger for knowledge
Groups of 10 people or more, may request other times
Capacity: 1-60 pax
Tickets: can be bought online, at your hotel in Kirkenes, or at the entrance
Children: not suitable for children under 12 years old
Physical difficulty level: Easy (not wheelchair accessible)