Sitting on the northern extremities of Russia, the largest Arctic city, Murmansk, bills itself as Russia’s window on the Artic. It is famous for its happening cultural calendar, nightlife, cuisine and memorials, but the city and region’s main attraction point is the Russian Navy and its imprint on the local life.
In winter, when the darkness falls the city reinvents itself. To see how kinetic it is, leave your comfortable hotel and have a stroll amidst the magic whirl of the snow. Plunge into frenetic rhythm of the city’s night under the dancing palette of aurora borealis. Murmansk is best for taking Northern lights tours Russia is famous for.
If it is summer, take pleasure in the unique setting of summer white nights. Light is always seen here, just as the youthful charm of the city. Murmansk is also gateway to the rest of Russia’s Arctic, being a major transport hub. Whilst there, you can leave for almost any major destination in the region and explore the unique flora and fauna of the region and cultural heritage of both nomadic Sami and sedentary Pomory, Russian settlers, apart from taking just Murmansk tours.