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Kirkenes Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kirkenes Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The couches are a little short (two seats) but as theres never much people, you can just place two couches beside each other, or if your girlfriend/boyfriend is coming with you can even make a double bed….Jippee! – a traveller

KKN Airport Overview

Kirkenes Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a SleepingInAirports contributor / July 2019)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kirkenes Airport.

What to Expect

The tiny terminal at Kirkenes Airport (code: KKN) handles domestic flights. Bring your snacks as there are no eateries or shops. The free time-limited WiFi is probably your only saving grace.

Sleeping in Kirkenes Airport

Spending the night here is impossible as the airport closes at 12:30 AM most nights and 5:00 PM on Saturdays. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kirkenes Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Mon – Fri) • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Sat) • 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sun). Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Kirkenes Airport.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Kirkenes, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Drinking Water

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Food & Drink

There are no 24-hour food concessions. Narvesen has a selection of cold drinks and coffee. Location: Airside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

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Free WiFi is available at Kirkenes Airport for four hours. Connect to the “Airport” network. After your time expires simply log back on again. Alternatively you can upgrade to a paid, faster service.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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Kirkenes Airport is served by the following airlines: SAS • Norwegian • Widerøe.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Barents Buss offers bus service between the airport and key destinations within Kirkenes city center. For route map, schedule and fare information, visit the Barentsbuss website.

Car Rentals

On-site car rental agencies include: Avis • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis are available in the ground transportation area during airport hours of operation. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. A trip to the city centre is approximately 20 minutes.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.