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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – return across the Russian-Latvian border

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #17 – return across the Russian-Latvian border

We expected that the return crossing of the Russian-Latvian border would be unproblematic. At the beginning we mistaken the queues – somehow we didn’t think that since entering Russia by car meant importing the vehicle, the same trip will be an export and we happily set ourselves at the gate “nothing to customs”. So remember: …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #12 – around Murmansk

Daily distance: 395 km (driving in the area)Distance from home: 3322 km We would not be ourselves if we were able to sit still. Knowing that there are many interesting places to visit in the area, we planned: The Port of Murmansk, with the nuclear icebreaker Lenin further exploration of the Kolski Peninsula, this time …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #10 – We achieved the goal of the travel

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #10 – We achieved the goal of the travel

Daily distance: 151 km Distance from home: 3322 km We rushed through the taiga. A forest appeared to our eyes. Forest of chimneys. And then we saw the inscription of greeting visitors in the city of metallurgists. We found a nice resort on the island, our room was only 80m2 and about 4 meters high. …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #9 – How we almost managed to conquer the Arctic Circle

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #9 – How we almost managed to conquer the Arctic Circle

Daily distance: 624 km Distance from home: 3171 km In the second half of the day our goal was to consciously cross the Arctic Circle. We were armed with a photo from Google Maps, gps coordinates, signpost by the road pointing to the village of Polarny Krug, the off-road car and memories from Rovaniemi (Santa …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #8 Rabocheostrovsk

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #8 Rabocheostrovsk

Daily distance: 548 km Distance from home: 2547 km We spent the night in a cosy wooden house, without kitchen, but there was a real Russian banya (sauna). We could warm ourselves up in the right way for the local people. Our hostess was a very nice, talkative history teacher, who wasn’t bothered by the …

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Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – practical information

Murmansk Winter Expedition: Day #6 – practical information

Tickets to the Hermitage It is worth buying Hermitage tickets online. Yes, it will be more expensive than at the ticket office, but it will miss you in the queue to the ticket office. In addition, there is a separate entrance for those on the Internet. Metro Metro. Disposable “tickets” take the form of a …

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