Russia - Northern European Region (Chapter)
This is the Northern European Russia chapter from Lonely Planet’s Russia guidebook.
Cold hands, warm heart? The idiom has never rung more true than in this land of polar winters and cliché-busting Russian hospitality, where those braving daunting long hauls and off-radar destinations are rewarded with a hearty reception by curious locals.
- hunt for the aurora borealis, hike into the wilderness or go skiing on the Kola Peninsula
- go monastery hopping at the ever-evocative Solovetsky Islands and the sylvan retreat of Valaam
- swim with the human walruses then board a nuclear icebreaker in Murmansk, the world’s biggest Arctic city
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Best Churches, Best Northern Fun, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, Around Petrozavodsk, Northern Lake Ladoga, White Sea, Kem & Rabocheostrovsk, Solovetsky Islands, Arkhangelsk, Malye Karely, Kola Peninsula, Central Kola, Murmansk, Vologda & Around, Vologda, Totma, Kargopol & Around, When to Go, History, Sights & Activities, Tours, Festivals & Events, Slepping, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment and Shopping.
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