Our traditional August vacation in Kuzomen has started

This is one of the easiest yet most interesting routes around the Kola Peninsula. You can do that alone or by hiring Uncle Pasha as your driver, guide, and translator.


Below are travel notes from the first two days on the road. These are useful (facts) and useless (beautiful sights). more >>

Hotel Spolokhi

All of Kandalaksha hotels, 
known and personally inspected by me

spolokhiSpolokhi (translates as “sprites” or “flashes”) at Naberezhnaya 130, is Kandalaksha’s oldest hotel. Half of the rooms are overlooking what’s left of the Niva river after the power station construction, and offer a view onto tree-covered hills.

10 min. walk to the center of town.

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The owner of this site is a vagabond with a penchant for comfort, which made him a camper living enthusiast. If this is your mode of travel too he will advise you where to park safely and comfortably, especially along the south edge of Kola.

He can even organize an inexpensive camping trip for you, summer OR WINTER.

In the city itself camper parking was available at the Spolokhi hotel. Basic but secure camper parking can be arranged in Luvenga.