Kid friendly places in Murmansk

Kid friendly places in Murmansk

Murmansk might not seem to be the perfect place for a family holiday, but if you want to visit this arctic city with your children, there are also some kid friendly places in Murmansk. Although there are some kid playgrounds in the city, those cannot really be used when it is snow, and that is a very usual thing in Murmansk. But don’t worry, you children will probably engjoy the snow as well, just don’t forget to bring them several really warm clothes. An other thing that your kid wil... [ read more ]

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Top 3 museums in Murmansk

Murmansk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and it is located in a very northern part of the country. It is the center of the region and the largest settlement in the north of the Arctic Circle. Musmansk is a port city and had a significant role in the Second World War and after the end of it as well. The city has some interesting places, from all of these we present you the top 3 museums in Murmansk, which include the Regional Art and Craft Museum, the Museum of Regional Studies and ... [ read more ]

Churches and historical buildings in Murmansk

Churches and historical buildings in Murmansk

The Russian city of Murmansk offers much more than we would think. Today we present two major churches and a historic building in Murmansk. The Church of the Saviour in the city of Murmansk is the most appreciated religious monument in the whole region. Tourists who want to admire its architecture, can find it near the lake of Semionovski. The Saint Nicholas cathedral is located in the historic center of the city and is the religious place of the Orthodox people. The Murmansk Lighthouse w... [ read more ]

Top 5 things you should know before you go to Murmansk

Top 5 things you should know before you go to Murmansk

Murmansk is located on the coast of the Arctic Ocean near the border with Norway (Kirkenes). Due to its location in a picturesque place in Kola Bay it was called the northern City of Cap. It is said that the city is very nice especially in July, but it is beautiful in winter as well. As the sea water doesn’t freezes because of the Gulf Stream, the fog and the aurora borealis creates a beautiful landscape. Here you can find a rare weather phenomenon: the water exists in all three forms o... [ read more ]

Having fun in Murmansk

Having fun in Murmansk

The city of Murmansk is located in the southern part of the Barents Sea on the coast of a large fjord that penetrates deeply into the Kola Island. With a population of over 300,000 inhabitants, Murmansk is the largest port city in the regions beyond the Arctic Circle. In the city of Murmansk and on the coast of the Barents Sea have place some phenomena that if you see them for the first time they can be really touching. For example in the summer for three consecutive weeks the sun does no... [ read more ]

Tourist guide to the city of Murmansk in Russia

Tourist guide to the city of Murmansk in Russia

Murmansk is one of the most important cities in Russia, the capital of the region with the same name, located near the Barents Sea, bordered by the Kola Bay and Kola Peninsula, close to the border with Finland and Norway. The city is visited by many tourists each year being the largest and the most beautiful city in the Arctic Circle. The city was founded in 1916 and it was initially called Romanov on Murman, changing its name after ten years to Murmansk. If you want to visit the city, yo... [ read more ]

Exploring Murmansk

Exploring Murmansk

One of the must see when in Murmansk is the St. Alexander Nevsky or Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker. This is a Soviet icebreaker, a world’s first nuclear powered surface ship as well as a civilian vessel. Since 1959, it has been operating until 1989 as its hull had worn thin due to the ice friction. Laid up at Atomflot, now it is a museum ship. If you prefer a religious site which is also a historic site, there is an interesting Russian orthodox church some distance from the city center. St. Nich... [ read more ]