Historic reconstruction festival July 2 and 3

gandvikHistoric reconstruction festival “Gandvik” is taking place on the Monastery Cape (just east off Kandalaksha) on July 2nd and 3rd starting at noon. The program includes visiting the Viking camp, single and group combat, recreation of a medieval fair, and show of historic boats.

Free admission!

While in Moscow it is snowing

Colorful autumn continues on the south coast of the Kola Peninsula. I looked at these views for 1.5 hours last night on the coast between Kandalaksha and Luvenga.

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The last floes

These photos were taken May 4-9, near Kandalaksha and Luvenga. Nothing remained of this ice today.
Photo Gennady Alexandrov, Alexandra Goryashko.

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The May fun

We are starting to get enquiries about the best time to visit these places. Speaking of May, when the first surge of visitors happens, the average temperature in May is about 10 ° C. However, it can be up to 20 on certain days. Sometimes you can even sunbathe and ride a bike at the end of May. But there is still snow in the mountains so biking and sunbathing can be combined with mountain skiing or snowboarding.

Here is an example of skiing in May on Okatyeva mountain, about 20 km east of Kandalaksha, between Luvenga and Kolvica. Video by Alexander Trunkovsky