Murmansk (Му́рманск) is a city in the extreme northwest of Russia, north of the Arctic circle.
With a population of over 300,000, Murmansk is the largest city in the Arctic and an important Russian naval base.
Murmansk Airport (MMK, ) has multiple daily flights to Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and limited services to other Russian cities. There are also several flights per week to Tromso, Norway.
A bus and catamaran service connects to Kirkenes at the northeasternmost tip of Norway. There are also occasional boats to Barentsburg, Svalbard.
There are daily trains to Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
Murmansk can be reached by bus from Finland (Rovaniemi and Ivalo) and Norway (Kirkenes).
- Cafe Leto, Prospekt Lenina 61 (Entrance off Ul. Yegorova), ☎ 45-96-06, . A fasionable, clean cafe with a variety of international and Russian dishes and tempting desserts. Good service, menu in English. Entrees 300-500 rubles.
- Torro Steak House, Prospekt Lenina 80 (Next to the Meridian Hotel), ☎ 45-17-00. Menu in English Entrees 600-1000 rubles.
- Cafe Yunost, Prospekt Lenina (Next to the Anatoliy Bredov Statue). Coffees and desserts in a relaxing environment.
- Panorama Restaurant, (On the hill east of Lake Semyonovskaya). As of July 2008, is closed for "renovation".
- Hotel Poliarnie Zori, Ul. Knipovicha 17 (A short walk up the hill from the Detskiy Mir bus stop), ☎ (8152) 28 95 00 ([email protected], fax: (8152) 28 95 04), . A clean, well-located hotel with helpful front desk staff. Beginning at 1300 rubles for a basic single.
- Meridian Hotel, Ul. Vorovskovo 5 (On Five Corners Square). Not related to the international chain of a similar name. The lobby displays photos of notable former guests, including President Medvedev, which gives both an indicator of class of service and price. Beginning at 3500 rubles for a single.
- Arktika Hotel, Prospekt Lenina 82 (On Five Corners Square). As of July 2008, is closed for "renovation".