Lodging for the Small Economy in Barents - Hotel Kirkenes by Sami Rintala

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Next to Russia, Kirkenes is a city of 6000 inhabitants in North East Norway. Its location which far enough from the political and economical centers, such as capitals, bigger cities, giant business headquarter and cultural institutions, makes this Barents city has created its own way of international and dynamic interactivity on a grass root level in necessary everyday survival activity like fishing, constructing and tourism.

The passing-by sailors, fishers, hunters, backpackers and fortune-seekers need a place to stay that suits their ever-changing economy; a small hotel without any futile luxury but a roof over head, warm fireplace and a view to the Barents Sea, straight from the bed of reindeer skins.

Architect Sami Rintala has developed a small hotel architecture for those who needs it. The hotel has a single room, a double room and a lobby. The key is to be received from Via Travels agency or the local Tourist Office