Ermak Travel Guide

 

Kandalaksha

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Transportation

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

Interesting information and useful tips

 

Description of Kandalaksha

Kandalaksha (Karel. Kandalakši, Kannanlakši, Kandalahti, Fin. Kantalahti, Koltta-Saami. Käddluhtt, old icelandic Handvik) is a city (since 1938) in the southwest of the Murmansk region of Russia. It is the administrative center of the Kandalaksha district and the urban settlement of Kandalaksha. Population - 31 329 people. (2018). The city is located beyond the Arctic Circle, at the base of the Kola Peninsula, deep in the Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea. The port, the station on the railway line Petrozavodsk-Murmansk, an industrial center for the production of aluminum.

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Kandalaksha

Kandalaksha State Nature Reserve.
Museum of the Kandalaksha Natural Reserve, st. Linear, d.35.
Museum of the city of Kandalaksha, ul.Pervomayskaya, 40.
Navolok Monastery (Cape Monastic Navolok). It was the site of the former Orthodox Monastery that was established in 1550. Today only old foundations are still preserved. There is also a graveyard which includes a memorial to the victims of the Allied intervention (Americans, British and etc) in Russia during the Russian Civil War.

 

 

 


 

Transportation

How to get here

By train
It is the city of Murmansk, with several connections each day in both directions. There are no train connections to Arkhangelsk. There are carriages coming all the way from Brest, Minsk and Pskov. However, it was prepared that most long distance trains arrive in the middle of the night. It is also a city of Kovdor. 1 Kandalaksha railway station is located on Murmanskaya ulitsa 1, a few blocks north of the city center.

By car
From Murmansk, St. Petersburg or Petrozavodsk on the federal highway M18 "Kola".
From Finland through the Alakurtti or Salla road crossings.

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips