I am hoping to find suitable tours for Northern Russia.
I arrive in Kirkenes Norway on 5th May 2014 and wish to be in Saint Petersburg by 16th May 2014. I understand that I will need to travel from Kirkenes to Murmansk by bus.
I am seeking any information regarding tours in the region of Russia from Murmansk to Saint Petersburg preferably by train
I am seeking assistance with not only stopovers and sites to see, but also the support of English-speaking guides in the recommended locations, purchase of tickets and (budget) accommodation. I will be travelling alone.
I welcome any suggestions you might make.
Is there possible visit Murmansk from Kirkenes. I come on Hurtigruten and stop in Kirkenes for 2 days.
Daytrip to Murmansk, what do you think ?
We arrive on Sunday, June 19th.
Since we will only have a group Visa, we must take one of the 5 ship tours, or sign up for an individual guided tour which will be very expensive I'm afraid. (They are not posted yet.)
My husband is interested in the nuclear ice-breaker and ship museum.
But I'm afraid we will not see much else.
If we take that tour, will we get to at least drive through the city, or is the museum and ice-breaker near where the cruise ship docks?
I'd like to do a little shopping too - would anything be open on Sunday?
Will be stopping in Murmansk this summer on a cruise ship, and want to see a little of the city. Since I work on the ship, I am not certain I will get a tour so I need to plan an independent one. Can anyone tell me how easy difficult it will be to get around from the ship terminal; I realize I will have to get a visa but I am wondering if there are local (English speaking) tour operators who can provide a day tour with a blanket visa and what I might be able to see either with them or on my own.
Can anyone tell me how long it takes to drive from Murmansk to St Petersburg
and how many kilometer it is??
Hi. Me and a friend are planning on taking the Trans-siberian express ending in Moscow this winter. From there we hope to go to Murmansk. From there to Finland before flying home. Does anybody know the best/easiest way to get to Murmansk from Moscow and the best/easiest from Murmansk to Finland. Both journeys will be in December.
Also if anyone has any ideas how to get from northern Finland to the U.K. cheaply and easily this will be VERY helpful!
Thanks for your help!
Want to go see the Northern Lights.We live in St. Petersburg. Is Murmansk the best place? Has this mild weather affected them? Can you see them most every night.Will February be a good month to see them?Any suggestions welcome.Thanks TB
I am planning to go to Murmansk on June 2007. I want to see those light days. I know russian language. I would like to put some questions:
1.How many days do I have to have to see all good things in the city?
2.Is it possible to get to Kemi from Murmansk and the to Solovki?
3. Is there a posibility in Murmansk area to get to the open Barents Sea coast? Are there any beaches in the region?
4. Is it safe for foreigner in Murmansk?
Does anyone have any recommendations about how to get from Murmansk to Ivalo - I am wondering about including both locations on my holidays next summer. Thanks in advance! Mike
Hi, Any info. on Murmansk as a place to visit for 4/5 days in the month of either May or June? I`m thinking of visiting there next year and would like to know if its worth the stop.I can only select a maximum of 6 cities on my Visa, so i want to check out each one before hand. Is Murmansk safe for lone backpackers? Would it be too cold to do outdoor exploring in late April/Early May? Any info.or strange tales appreciated. Thanks.