Standing on the Norwegian-Russian frontier, Kirkenes is the central town of the Sor-Varanger municipality. Kirkenes was settled around an iron ore mining company, and then the Bokfjorden branch of the Varanger fjord became an excellent harbor in the Barrents Sea for both oil companies and cruise ships. Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Express) ends here its trip along the coast; you can also reach Kirkenes by air from Oslo or Tromso. Important tourist attractions are: Grenselandsmuseet (The Border Country Museum) shows both historical facts and Sami art exhibitions of John Savio; Andersgrotta bunker was witness to the World War II destruction of the now rebuilt town. Since December 2007, you may also stay at the world-famed Snowhotel. During summer, the midnight sun is a Northern specific attraction.