Back from a trip to Murmansk via Lovozero

Took a group of four Italian travellers to Lovozero and then to Murmansk.

Monchegorsk_barren_landOn the way to Lovozero we passed through the famous barren lands of Monchegorsk, a product of the North Nickel plant.Monchegorsk_chemistry

Lovozero itself turned pretty much to be a ghost town. Not even a café open on Saturday! But we’ve stumbling into a “Saami village museum”, which sort of saved the day.

saami_village_idolsPut a few shiny coins in front of one of these idols, touch it, and whatever you need will come.

saami_village_deer_ridingValery, the head of the community, showing off his domesticated deer.

saami_village_deerBelow: One of the guests trying on a traditional Saami coat sewed together from three deer skins. Called it comfortable..


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