Today I’m taking two Finnish travellers first to the Volostnaya hill, and then to the famous “Iron Gates” between the Domashniye (“home”) tundras and Okkatyeva hill, half-way between Luvenga and Kolvitsa. Wish us all luck.
In a race for attention and publicity a race car was brought to Lovozero and raced on the lake ice, reaching the speed of 255km/hr, which is supposed to be a record for such a situation.
See more (in English) at the site of the Arctic State University.
And here is a little film showing how it floats and gets back on ice:
The Ministry of Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk Region and the Administration of the Lovozero District have signed a memorandum to set up and develop a recreational cluster “Russian Lapland”, with specialization in ethnographic and rural tourism, with the involvement of the indigenous peoples of Kola Peninsula. Same old stuff will be offered: snowmobile safari, deer sleighs, trips to deer keepers’ camps in the tundra. Events to be promoted include the International Saami Day, North Celebration, Deer Keepers’ Day, Days of Komi-Izhma Culture and others. Formation of the cluster is supposed to make the local tourist industry more efficient and effective. Those interested in joining the group are invited to contact the organizers by calling (8152) 41-07-95 or e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact me at email@example.com about a trip from Kandalaksha to Lovozero.
Participants will register in the Belomorye hotel on the 29th from 10am to 10pm, and have their vehicles inspected.
The race is towards the Barents sea coast, it will last a week, and is 500km long. The event has been held for ~20 years.
Here is a video from Arctic Trophy-2013 to give you an idea of what it looks like:
..as Pasha descirbes. Rybachi and Sredny Peninsula is also rough roads from hell, spectacular rocks and stones, multicolored lichens and unique patterns with which they decorated every stone.
Rybachi and Sredny is mountain rivers and waterfalls, blueberries and cloudberries, blue lakes on top of mountains, tundra that merges into the sky, and the Barents Sea that smells of freedom.
It is a place where one just has to come for a few weeks to see and feel at least a small part of its nature.
This is the place where you want to stay forever. Human language is too poor to describe this place. Better look at some pictures.
A group of snow enthusiasts based in the city of Kirov have closed the winter season by trying to cross a semi-thawed lake in the hills around the city.
On the last weekend of May, as usual, there was a water tourism competition where rivers Kola and Kitsa merge.