MURMANSK

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MURMANSK  OVERVIEW

Murmansk is located in the far North West of Russia, hundreds of kilometers north of the Arctic Circle and a mere 1,200km from the North Pole. It is a major port and naval base and very much one of these places visited for being unusual rather than for conventional tourist sights. You can come here to experience 24 hour darkness in the winter or 24 hour daylight in the summer (40 days of each!) or just to experience life in one of the world’s most northerly inhabited places.

BEST MONTHS TO VISIT MURMANSK

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MURMANSK WEATHER AVERAGES

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REASON TO VISIT MURMANSK

For some, Russia is best visited in winter to experience the Siberia we imagine. A trip this far north of the arctic circle is an adventure in itself – something Murmansk seems made for.

MURMANSK TRAVEL TIP

Murmansk is only a relatively short few hours bus ride from the Norwegian border and the town of Kirkenes from where you can get cheap flights onto Oslo and beyond making for an unusual exit route from Russia.

HIGHLIGHTS OF MURMANSK

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Midnight sun or winter darkness – whichever takes your fancy. Golden Eagle, Imperial Russia and Tsars Gold all run winter and summer tours up to here and Tsars 
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The Alyosha Statue – The main sight is this giant 30 meter tall statue of a soldier erected to commemorate the Soviet defense of the Arctic in the Second World War. The location near Semyonovskaya lake is a nice area to walk and popular with locals.
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Nuclear Ice Breaker Lenin – This was the world’s first nuclear powered surface ship which is now retired and turned into a museum.

HAND PICKED MURMANSK ACCOMMODATION

We like the Azimut Hotel in Murmansk.
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