Tourist memo

Briefly about the most important. Major transport hubs, useful phone numbers and contacts of tourist centers - everything to make your trip to the Murmansk region perfect.

Geography
Transport
Emergency
Consulates
Tourist info centers
Specially protected natural areas of regional significance

Geography

Most of the Murmansk region lies beyond the Arctic Circle. The territory occupies three peninsulas - the Kola, Rybachy and Sredny, washed by the Barents and White seas. It also includes a number of islands: Ainovskie, Sem, Velikiy and Kildin.

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The region borders with Finland and Norway in the west, with Karelia in the south, and also across the White Sea with the Arkhangelsk region.

Climate

The territory of the Murmansk region belongs to the regions of the Far North. Snow cover lies from mid-October to mid-May (in mountainous areas from late September to mid-June).

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The average annual temperature in summer is from + 8C to + 14C, in winter - from -8C to -13C. In summer, frosts, snowfalls, and heavy rains are possible. The climate of different regions is different. So, in the south it is moderately marine, and in the north - subarctic, thanks to the warm influence of the Gulf Stream. Strong winds are frequent on the sea coast and mountain plateaus.

The polar night is typical in winter (from November 29 to January 15), in summer - the polar day (from May 21 to July 22.)

Time

The Murmansk region lives according to the UTC + 3 time zone. Time coincides with Moscow time.

Flight time

The flight time from Moscow to Murmansk is 2 - 2.5 hours. The flight from St. Petersburg will also take about two hours.

National and cultural features of the region

In the Murmansk region, the traditions of the folk culture of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sami and Pomors, the first Russian settlers on the Kola Peninsula, have been preserved and continue to develop.

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Types of tourism

The Murmansk region is of interest for various types of tourism. Fans of ecological travel and photo hunting will be able to get acquainted with the animal world of the Arctic, see and photograph reindeer, foxes and martens, ermines and elks, white partridges and polar owls, and possibly even the owner of the taiga - a brown bear. Diving enthusiasts will find a unique underwater world of two seas. Numerous rapids rivers are ideal for kayaking and kayaking. Fans of extreme travel can go on an icebreaker and dog sleds to the North Pole and Franz Josef Land. Deposits of amethysts, apatites and other minerals await for stone seekers. Those for whom rest is impossible without good fishing will be able to get the coveted trophy - sea bass, catfish, trout or even salmon. And, of course, the amazing northern lights will not leave anyone indifferent.

There are many interesting things in the Murmansk region for fans of alpine skiing, who are waiting for three resorts - one is located near Kirovsk, on the slopes of the Khibiny, the second, Monchegorsky, to the west of the mountains, and the third, Kandalaksha, to the south. The length of the ski slopes is from 1.5 to 2 km, the height is from 400 to 600 m. The northern slopes of the Aykuayvenchorr massif are equipped for freestyle, there is also a ski stadium and a skating.

The largest cities of the region

The administrative center of the region - Murmansk - is a modern city with a developed infrastructure and identity. Murmansk is the largest city in the world, located beyond the Arctic Circle, one of the largest ports in Russia.

Here you can see the world's first nuclear icebreaker "Lenin", impressive monuments of history and the navy, as well as taste the delicacies of local cuisine.

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But we advise you to see other cities and villages of the region: Monchegorsk is a beautiful modern city; Kirovsk is the center of the mining industry; Kandalaksha is one of the oldest settlements on Murman.

One of the most “instagrammable” places for tourism is the Teriberka village. The only place in the European part of Russia that can be reached by road to see the open Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean.

There are historical monuments and museums in Kola, Kirovsk, Pechenga. The geological museum in Apatity is especially popular.

Transport

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Train
Car
Water transport

The flight time from Moscow to Murmansk is 2 - 2.5 hours. The flight from St. Petersburg will also take about two hours.

Murmansk International Airport accepts flights from Anapa, Antalya, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Moscow (Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo), St. Petersburg, Simferopol, Sochi, Helsinki and Cherepovets.

The airport is located 24 kilometers southwest of the center of Murmansk. The journey takes about 45 minutes.

The regional airport "Khibiny" accepts flights from St. Petersburg, Moscow and Cherepovets.

Emergency phone numbers

If during the rest you feel unwell or require medical assistance, you can contact one of the hospitals or clinics in Murmansk and the region

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112 ONE TELEPHONE FOR ALL EMERGENCY SERVICES
Search and rescue unit of the city of Murmansk
  1. Murmansk, st. Radishcheva, 31 Duty department: +7 (8152) 25-92-42; +7 (911) 307-87-73
  2. Murmansk, st. Oleg Koshevoy, 4 Tel. +7 (8152) 24-50-17
Emergency
  1. Murmansk, st. Oktyabrskaya, 2 Tel. +7 (8152) 45-09-19
  2. Murmansk, st. Sverdlova, 40/2 Tel. +7 (8152) 43-62-03
  3. Murmansk, st. Bering, 20 Tel. +7 (8152) 52-81-45
Police
  1. Duty unit of the Russian MIA Administration for the city of Murmansk 183038, Murmansk, pr. Heroes-Severomortsev, 63/24 Tel. +7 (8152) 22-39-01
  2. The duty station of the Police Department No. 1 183038, Murmansk, st. Dzerzhinsky, 7 Tel. +7 (8152) 40-76-10
  3. The duty station of the Police Department No. 2 183038, Murmansk, pr. Heroes-Severomortsev, 63/24 Tel. +7 (8152) 22-45-45
  4. Duty station of the Police Department No. 3 183038, Murmansk, st. Shcherbakova, 5 Tel. +7 (8152) 52-84-11

Consulates

183025, Murmansk, Kapitan Taran passage, 25 (6th floor) Tel. +7 (8152) 400-300 cg.murmansk@mfa.no
Lenin Avenue, 65 Phone: +7 (8152) 476-443 iceberg51@bk.ru

Tourist information centers of the Murmansk region

You can get reference materials and detailed information about tourist objects of the region, infrastructure, weather conditions and companies of the city in the Tourist Information Centers of the region (TIC).

TIC provides information to both Russian and foreign tourists. The TIC provides tourists with printed information in the form of maps, booklets, brochures.

Murmansk
Apatity
Kirovsk

Tourist Information Center of Murmansk

Address: Murmansk region, Murmansk, st. Lenina, 82 (hotel "Azimut", first floor)

Phone: +7 991 669 54 60

Email: info@murmansk.travel

Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9.00-17.00 Sat-Sun: day off

Visiting specially protected natural areas of regional significance

Natural parks and state natural reserves of regional significance can be visited by tourists only in agreement with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Murmansk Region.

List of objects: Sanctuary "Varzugsky", Wildlife Sanctuary "Kolvitsky", Wildlife Sanctuary "Kutsa", Fishery Sanctuary "Ponoisky", Zoological Sanctuary "Ponoisky", Sanctuary "Simbozersky", Sanctuary "Seyyavvr", Wildlife Sanctuary "Lapland Forest", Wildlife Sanctuary "Kaita" , Natural Park "Rybachiy and Sredny Peninsulas", Natural Park "Korablekk".

On the territory of the Natural Park "Rybachiy and Sredny Peninsula" tourism is allowed with an agreement. On the territory of the Seydyavvr reserve - notifications. On the territory of the Kutsa and Ponoisky wildlife sanctuaries, rafting on the rivers is permitted by agreement. Other forms of unorganized tourism and recreation are prohibited.

Registration of visits to other regional reserves by individuals is voluntary.

To visit the reserve, you must issue a pass. You can register using the links: Reserve "Varzugsky" , Reserve "Kolvitsky" , Reserve "Kutsa" , Fisheries reserve "Ponoisky" , Zoological reserve "Ponoisky" , Sanctuary "Simbozersky" , Sanctuary "Seydyavvr" , Reserve "Lapland Forest" , Reserve "Kaita" , Natural Park "Rybachiy and Sredny Peninsulas" , Natural Park "Korablekk"

Visiting Closed Administrative Territorial Units (ZATO)

In total, there are 5 ZATOs of the Ministry of Defense in the region (Severomorsk, Vidyaevo, Zaozersk, Ostrovnoy and Aleksandrovsk).

The grounds for issuing a pass are close family ties, business (professional) necessity and special events (birthday, funeral, wedding). You can also visit some cities with a guided tour. In this case, admission is issued with the assistance of a tour operator, which you can choose from the list.

For detailed information on the rules for visiting each of the objects, you can find out on the pages of ZATO

ZATO Ostrovnoy , ZATO Aleksandrovsk , ZATO city Zaozersk , ZATO Severomorsk , ZATO Vidyaevo

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