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Russia trip part 3: Kandalaksja & Rovaniemi

Russia trip part 3: Kandalaksja & Rovaniemi

A bit delayed, but here is the final part of our Russia trip! After our visit to Murmansk, we drove south to Kandalaksja. We stopped in Monchegorsk for lunch – quite a nice looking town actually! The map below shows our route, plus a little road trip we went on the next day, following the coast to just passed Umba – but more about that later. After checking in to our hotel (where nobody spoke English!) we went for a…

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Russia trip part 2: Murmansk

Russia trip part 2: Murmansk

It took a while, but finally part 2 of our trip to Russia – with LOTS of photos! From Kirkenes we drove to the Russian border. Nobody asked us any questions at the border, Steve had to fill in some forms as the owner of the car, but otherwise it wasn’t much of a hassle. After about 20 minutes, we were in Russia! Here is a map of our route to Murmansk. The normal route from Kirkenes to Murmansk follows…

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