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Russia – Murmansk Oblast

What to do here
 Sights (Temporarily Reinstated)
  • Kola Superdeep Borehole
  • Finland-Russia
  • Norway-Russia
  • Russia in Europe (sea border/port/Caspian)
  • Closed cities in Murmansk oblast (Snezhnogorsk etc.)
  • Kolskiy Peninsula
  • Nikel and far northern former Finnish areas (Petsamo)
  • Vanha Salla (areas ceded from Finland; Alakurtti etc.)
 European Cities
  • Murmansk
  • Murmansk (MMK)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Oktyabrskaya Railway (Murmansk-Moscow)
  • Murmansk: Naval Museum of the Northern Fleet
  • Murmansk: Regional Museum
 Modern Architecture: Buildings and Monuments
  • Alyosha monument, Murmansk
  • Drink kvas
  • Drink vodka with locals
  • Experience (at least) a night on a train
  • Play/hear balalaika
  • Sauna (plus swim in lake/river!)
  • Taste Pelmeni
  • Taste Pirog
  • Taste Pirozhki
  • Wear an ushanka
  • Svyatoy Nos: Svyatoy Nos Lighthouse
 Ski Resorts
  • Bolshoi Vudyavr
  • Murmansk: Murmansk Oceanarium
 Ship Museums
  • Murmansk: Lenin
Unpleasant Murmansk
Cold rock I
My first aurora (nothern light)