An original 5 story Khruschev apartment block near centre of Murmansk City, the largest city in the world north of the Polar Circle. The apartment is clean and small, one room with a kitchen, separate toilet and bathroom with a tub and a small entrance. Guaranteed cockroach free. The east facing windows overlooks the barren hills and you can see the first rays of the sun coming in after the polar night in the beginning of February. Hot water, gas oven, refrigerator, microwave oven, a couch turning into a double bed and a small TV. You will be greeted and accommodated by Alexander, a trustworthy childhood friend.
Experience the hard-core polar weather and darkness in the winter or 24 hour sun during the short but mild summer. As a starting point for fishing or hunting trips, this apartment can be a safe retreat during exploration of this nice city. Contrary to what one might think, Murmansk is low on crime, people are nice and helpful and the food is great. Everything from traditional Russian cuisine, sushi on the menu in every decent restaurant or spend some more rubles in the steakhouse in the main square with seasonal reindeer meat or other local game garnished with local specialities. Good wine choices.
The first nuclear ice-breaker Lenin is a museum to visit, and cheap suvenirs and jewellery around town.