TracesOfWar needs your help! Every euro, pound or dollar you contribute greatly supports the continuation of this website. Go to and donate!

Bjørnevatn Tunnel Kirkenes

2,500 inhabitans of Kirkenes sought shelter for 2 months in the autumn of 1944 in this cave before the Soviets liberated the area on October 26, 1944. 10 children were born here during this period.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!