The average cost of one square meter of housing in the Murmansk region

Location Roubles/m2 In $US at the current exchange rate of 62 roubles per $1US
Murmansk 37202 Just over $500/m2
Kola 37052 just over $500/m2
Apatity 21700 $350/m2
Kirovsk 21715 $350/m2
Monchegorsk 15000 just under $250/m2
Olenegorsk 17100 just under $400/m2
Severomorsk 35500 slightly over $500/m2
Revda 10609 $160/m2
Polarnye Zori 30000 under $500/m2
Molochny 35750 over $500/m2
Pushnoy 7895 slightly over $100/m2
Murmashi 31025 $500/m2


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Continuing to look into the vicinity of Lovozero.

One of the attractions in the area is lake Seidozero. Here is some info Alexandra has dug up on it.

Photo by Yuri Matseyevsky

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One of the most beautiful lakes in Russia

Seydozero, Kola Peninsula. Photo Alexander Stepanenko (Murmansk).

seidozero_1This photo has won the first prize at the All-Russian competition among the photographers of rivers and lakes.

To Lovozero or Revda by bus from Olenegorsk (or Murmansk)

The closest working railroad station is in Olenegorsk. Disregard reports of a railroad station in Revda – it is there for strictly local mining company needs. Getting to Olenegorsk, which is on the Moscow to Murmansk line, should not be an issue. There is no direct bus from Olenegorsk to Lovozero, only with Revda as a transition point. Here is a schedule compiled from what appears like recent sources. Call the bus station to check the exact schedule! Tell me of any discrepancies!!

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Hotel Nadezhda in Revda, 8 beds

There is a small hotel in Revda, 28km from Lovozero. We haven’t had a chance to check it out ourselves but based on reviews floating around conclude that it is more of a hostel but it’s got HOT WATER and no roaches.

Ul. Umbozerskaya 1, tel. +7(815 38) 341 34.

The Bartash family wintering in Revda

22In this cozy little house in Revda (ulitsa Pobedy 30) you’ll find the Ametyst Coast of Umba spending its winter.

Same stuff: stones, souvenirs, workshops..24