We welcome you to the spectacle that will mark the beginning of the future!
For the newly arriving inhabitants of Kirkenes (or The World’s Northernmost Chinatown), their long and demanding journey is almost complete. Along the polar silk road they have come, from the mystical far-east to our Barents shores, and from deep within old folklore to the present reality — weaving Chinese, Norwegian and Russian identities into a new human form as they have travelled.
In the city that is now the World’s Northernmost Chinatown, the new citizens celebrate with us. Welcomed with dance, music and light.