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On the trip from Kirkenes to Border Jakobselv

On the trip from Kirkenes to Grense Jakobselv, one comes also to the King Oskar's chapel. Great... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Moss Municipality, Norway
The drive alone to this place is worth it!

Grense Jakobselv, a small village 54 km from Kirkenes, bordering the Barents Sea and Russia. It is... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

On the trip from Kirkenes to Grense Jakobselv, one comes also to the King Oskar's chapel. Great located on a hill below the mountain. This is one of the most remote places in Norway, but they also have a great stone church. The journey from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

Grense Jakobselv, a small village 54 km from Kirkenes, bordering the Barents Sea and Russia. It is the point in mainland Norway farthest by road from Norway's capital Oslo. It is 2,465 kilometres (1,532 mi) by a route entirely within Norway.On the way to Grense...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

This beautiful chapel is located in the border between Russia and Norway. The chapel in named after Norwegian King Oscar after his visit 1873. We definitely need to drive to see this chapel which is situated in a very beautiful landscape. The road is a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

This chapel was the first reason for me visiting Finnmark this year. I am Norwegian, and when I one day (while browsing Google Maps) found a chapel in this very remote area close to the Russian border, I started to enquire. Why is there a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Another 40 km from the border crossing to Russian Moermansk. There is a small path from the graveyard to the chapel. I was able to enter the chapel as a guide was holding the key to show another visitor around. A bit further down the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

The landscape is just breathtaking, dramatic mountains, rugged landscape and the wide horizon of the Barents Sea. The church itself, clinging to the side of a rock, seems to defy both nature and the immediate Russian neighbour just a few hundred meters away. We went...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This chapel has an interesting story, told by a border soldier during our visit. The exterior of the chapel is making the chapel melt in the neighbourhood.

Date of experience: September 2015
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June 1, 2018|
Response from gunn_maganda |
I guess this is too late for you, but for others wondering about the same. It’s only open during the service, usually once in Christmas and once during easter. And sometimes in the summertime. One can check... More
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