THE RUSSIAN ARCTIC
Boundless Spaces, a Land of Adventure
The Russian Arctic and the Kola Peninsula in particular are excitingly remote areas. Few visitors venture here. This region was mostly closed during the Soviet era, when it developed as the important mining and military center that is still today. It has been opened to tourism only recently, and it still has some logical deficiencies and shortcomings: the infrastructures are obsolete and sometimes in poor condition, and the welcoming structures are just starting to develop, the hotel standards being below the usual Russian standards… Travelers should take it into account and adapt their expectations accordingly. Nevertheless, the beauty of the landscapes and the immensity of its spaces compensate for these inconveniences.