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[[Image:Murmansk harbour.jpg|thumb|400px|A view of Murmansk's harbor]]
  
Since 2000, our tourist company "South Kola" has specialized in ecological and adventure tourism in one of the most beautiful and unique environments on Earth - Russia 's Kola Peninsula .
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'''Murmansk Oblast''' is the northernmost region of [[Northwestern Russia]], on the Kola Peninsula, which borders [[Finland]]'s [[Lapland]] to the west, [[Norway]]'s [[Finnmark|Finnmark Region]] to the northwest, the Barents Sea to the north, the White Sea to the southeast, and [[Karelia]] to the south.
  
In winter the Khibiny mountains provide the perfect environment for alpine ski trips and organized snowmobile excursions for all experience levels. Visits to Russian Lapland will acquaint you with the culture and history of the indiginous Saami people, whose ancestors have inhabited this mysterious land for thousands of years.
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Summer programs include fishing trips to some of the most prolific salmon rivers in the world, mineralogical, botanical and ecological tours for amateurs and professionals, and sight-seeing tours along the pristine shore of the White Sea.
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We are planning to launch cruise tours from Murmansk to Solovetsky islands with legendary Monastery buildings and fortress walls and towers, to learn the history of the infamous Stalin's Gulag camp. Shrouded in the most beautiful of ancient legends, Solovetsky islands (also called Solovki) still maintains its enchantment and is justly considered the pearl of the Russian North. Annually, thousands of people come to Solovki to see one of the most worshipped monasteries, to pay respect to famous Russian saints, to marvel at the wonderful historical, architectural and hydro technical monuments. They also come to be surrounded by the atmosphere of the past, and to get under the spell of the magnificent Russian Northern nature.
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* [[Murmansk]] — the capital and largest city is an important naval base and has a large sea port which remains ice free year round; the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle
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* [[Kandalaksha]]
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* [[Kirovsk]] — a large town with the world's northernmost botanical gardens and a ski resort
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* [[Kola]] — the peninsula's oldest town boasts its original fort, the Cathedral of the Assumption (the first stone building in the region), and a museum of local culture
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* [[Polyarny]] — a closed town, one of the region's oldest, on the Murmansk Fjord; currently a site for decommissioning nuclear Soviet and Russian submarines
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* [[Severomorsk]] — a closed city, the region's second largest city, and the main administrative center of the Russian Northern Fleet
  
We reserve hotel rooms, conference facilities for business meetings, provide invitations for visas, and arrange for equipment rental, guides and interpreters. everything you'll need for your "Arctic Adventure of a Lifetime"!
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==Other destinations==
If you are interested in our offers, we’ll be glad to start mutual cooperation.
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More information you’ll find at www.kolaklub.com/southkola
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Best regards,
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* Kandalakshky Nature Reserve
Sergey Burenin, director
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* Lapland Nature Reserve
“South Kola” tourist company
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* Pasvik Nature Reserve
            E-mail:  southkola@com.mels.ru
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  www.kolaklub.com/southkola
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==Understand==
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Murmansk Oblast is of interest to a tourist mostly for its novelty value—it is located in Russia's extreme north, above the Arctic Circle, and is relatively easy to get to from [[Saint Petersburg]]. The highlights of a Murmansk Oblast trip are certainly the capital itself and perhaps also an adventurous trip out to Kola. To heighten the novelty value of your trip, try to come around the summer Equinox, when the sun moves around the sky but never sets, or the winter Solstice, when the sun never rises and the city is plunged into blackness. The winter is cold, but it is also the best time to see the Northern Lights.
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See [[Russian phrasebook]].
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The easiest way to get in is via Murmansk's airport, which serves flights to/from [[Moscow]], [[Saint Petersburg]], and [[Arkhangelsk]].
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There is also a long (about 28 hour) daily overnight train to Murmansk from [[Saint Petersburg]], which leaves Piter around 18:00 and arrives the next day around 22:00. Trains also travel between Murmansk and [[Petrozavodsk]].
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Latest revision as of 17:29, 27 September 2010

A view of Murmansk's harbor

Murmansk Oblast is the northernmost region of Northwestern Russia, on the Kola Peninsula, which borders Finland's Lapland to the west, Norway's Finnmark Region to the northwest, the Barents Sea to the north, the White Sea to the southeast, and Karelia to the south.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • Murmansk — the capital and largest city is an important naval base and has a large sea port which remains ice free year round; the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle
  • Kandalaksha
  • Kirovsk — a large town with the world's northernmost botanical gardens and a ski resort
  • Kola — the peninsula's oldest town boasts its original fort, the Cathedral of the Assumption (the first stone building in the region), and a museum of local culture
  • Polyarny — a closed town, one of the region's oldest, on the Murmansk Fjord; currently a site for decommissioning nuclear Soviet and Russian submarines
  • Severomorsk — a closed city, the region's second largest city, and the main administrative center of the Russian Northern Fleet

Other destinations[edit]

  • Kandalakshky Nature Reserve
  • Lapland Nature Reserve
  • Pasvik Nature Reserve

Understand[edit]

Murmansk Oblast is of interest to a tourist mostly for its novelty value—it is located in Russia's extreme north, above the Arctic Circle, and is relatively easy to get to from Saint Petersburg. The highlights of a Murmansk Oblast trip are certainly the capital itself and perhaps also an adventurous trip out to Kola. To heighten the novelty value of your trip, try to come around the summer Equinox, when the sun moves around the sky but never sets, or the winter Solstice, when the sun never rises and the city is plunged into blackness. The winter is cold, but it is also the best time to see the Northern Lights.

Talk[edit]

See Russian phrasebook.

Get in[edit]

The easiest way to get in is via Murmansk's airport, which serves flights to/from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Arkhangelsk.

There is also a long (about 28 hour) daily overnight train to Murmansk from Saint Petersburg, which leaves Piter around 18:00 and arrives the next day around 22:00. Trains also travel between Murmansk and Petrozavodsk.

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