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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
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.
How to get here
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.
From Murmansk, St. Petersburg or Petrozavodsk on the federal highway
From Finland through the Alakurtti or Salla road