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Lovozero
Washington
Day 10
05:00 pm
10h 12m
Estimate time
03:12 am
Plane
7,355 km
Day 11
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Travel Tips

Sure! Murmansk and the surrounding area can be a challenging but rewarding travel experience, especially if you appreciate the beauty of Arctic landscapes. Here are some travel tips for your visit:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Murmansk, Teribërka, and Lovozero really depends on what you want to see. If you're interested in seeing the Northern Lights, the best time is during the Polar nights from December to January. For midnight sun, visit during summer, between May and July.

Route and Accessibility:
You can reach Murmansk by plane, or by train via St. Petersburg or Moscow. The local public transportation within the city is convenient but it's advisable to hire a private car or join a tour group to visit Teribërka and Lovozero.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
The altitude isn't significant in these places so you won't have issues with altitude sickness. However, the cold weather requires some acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are plenty of accommodations available in Murmansk ranging from luxury hotels to budget hostels. It's advisable to book in advance. Accommodations in Teribërka and Lovozero are limited so ensure you have a place to stay before setting off.

Clothing and Essentials:
Warm clothing is essential regardless of the time of year. Pack multiple layers, thermal underwear, warm socks, good quality winter boots, and gloves. In summer, mosquito repellent is necessary, especially in Lovozero.

Health and Safety:
Be aware of the extreme cold. Carry a basic first aid kit and any necessary medications. Due to remoteness, medical facilities may be limited, particularly in Teribërka and Lovozero.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Respect local customs and traditions. While in the rural areas, it's important to respect the lifestyle of the indigenous Saami people. Try to learn a few phrases in Russian as English is not widely spoken outside of Murmansk.