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Kola Peninsula

  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula
  • Kola Peninsula

The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula in the far northwest of Russia. Constituting the bulk of the territory of Murmansk Oblast , it lies almost completely to the north of the Arctic Circle and is bordered by the Barents Sea in the north and the White Sea in the east and southeast. The city of Murmansk is the most populous human settlement on the peninsula with a population of over 300,000.
The coastlines are attractive and convoluted. You will be surprised by unbelievable nature found in lands within the peninsula.  Take your chance to see the aquatic fauna in its variety: herring, cod, halibut or sea bass - lakes and watercourses gather a wide range of northern fish. You will find local wildlife to be diverse as well as maritime life, with foxes, sables, brown bears, wolfs, arctic foxes and reindeers. It is interesting to go for a walk to its natural parks. Besides, Kola Peninsula is a place of location of “Lapland” and “Kandalakcha” natural reserves, the Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden and Institute which are the northernmost in the Russia.
Join us without any hesitation to the adventure on the ancient territory of Sami and Lapp!

Location:

  • the Barents Sea
  • the White Sea
  • Norway 
  • Finland

Climate: subpolar

Time difference:

  • +1h Paris in summer;
  • +2h Paris in winter
  • +7h Quebec in summer
  • +8h Quebec in winter

Fauna: terrestrial and aquatic, birds

Flora: Taiga in the south and tundra in the north

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