Murmansk – the city, located on the Barents sea shores, is one of the largest ports in Russia. Severe and beautiful northern landscapes, long polar nights, skies, lit up with aurora polaris, significant presence of Soviet legacy and formerly classified objects, now open for visitors make it a decent bucket-list item.
It is a great combination of history and nature to explore and, at the same time, a rather untouched place in terms of touristic facilities created specially for the purpose of entertainment. But at the same time it’s famous for icebreakers and nuclear submarines, typical Soviet architecture and picturesque local villages, some of them serving as filming grounds for great movies, made in Russia.
Not to mention it is a must-visit for Aurora lights hunters. This remarkable city inside the Arctic Circle will proudly give you an access to all these places and sights and TUI Russia will make sure you have a pleasant travel experience.
After getting acquainted with Murmansk highlights, you will be able to explore the remarkable Murmansk region and the whole Kola Peninsula, which offers unique adventures and experiences.
The regional landscape and climate peculiarities, vast tundra, rapid salmon rivers, mirror-like lakes, cultural and historic background attract to the Kola Peninsula people interested in different types of tourism – from white-water rafting and angling to alpine skiing, mineralogical tourism, event tourism, ecotourism and sports tourism. Adventure enthusiasts come here for an unforgettable exciting experience: to ski down from the Khibiny snow-covered slopes, to see the beauty of the underwater world of the White and Barents seas, to become the participants of the rally in the pathless tundra, and to get acquainted with the authentic culture of the indigenous peoples of the North, their lifestyles and traditions that have not changed much over the latest centuries.
Did you know that Murmansk is the only place where one can start for the North Pole onboard a nuclear-powered icebreaker in summer? Voyages around two weeks long are very popular with exotic tours admirers from all over the world. One of the most popular routes is expedition tours to Spitzbergen and Franz Josef Land where one can see walruses, seals, and whales, visit picturesque bays with bird colonies; polar bears sometimes approach the ice-breaker anchored in ice.
TUI Russia invites you to come and get to know the unexplored Russian North! We assure you, despite the snow and frost it has an open soul and a warm heart.