Nikel (Ни́кель) is a city in Murmansk Oblast close to the Norwegian border.
There is a day train from Murmansk departing 3:10PM and arriving at 10:56PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
- From Murmansk. 500 rub.
- From Kirkenes by mini-bus Kirkenes-Murmansk to Zapolyarnyy, then by bus Zapolyarnyy-Nikel.
- Hotel "Severnoje sijanije", Sportivnaja st., 14 - usually travelers would stop here
- Obshezhitie (hostel), Sidorovicha st., 16 - mostly for workers at the factory, but non-Russians can personally deal on reception too. One bed costs about 200 rub a day, most of the time the hostel is quite empty. Normal Soviet-style hostel.