Hibiny, the view to Kirovsk and the lac Vudjavr from mountain Aykuayvenchor, May 2004, photo: Savotkin, 1000x254p, 60kb
     Kola peninsula is situated on Extreme North of Russia. It's surrounded from the north and the east Barents sea, from the south - White sea, from the west - frontier with Norway and Finland. This is Transarctic - Russian Laplandia. The territory of peninsula is 145000 sq kms. Here there are no small villages, cities are very compact, because climate is very severe and transport communications aren't enough. Here there is no sun in December - it's "polar night". The polar lights are started in the winter for illumination instead of the sun and it friskes on amplitude of 100-400 kms. In June sun goes on the sky around all day - it's "polar day". Snow comes in the beginning of October and leaves at the end of May. Here there are absolutely wild mountains and woods, impassable bogs, the uncountable rivers and lakes. Brown bears are masters of woods, there are about 500 bears. Mass of an adult individual - 350 kg. Salmon fishing is one of the most interesting tourist amusements. The herd of a salmon (syomga) on peninsula is 80000 pieces. Our salmons are well-known in the world the wild nature and rebelliousness. One of the largest in the world of populations of the yeti (snowmen, bigfoot) inhabits in the wild places of Kola peninsula according to the majority of Russian cryptozoologists . Indigenous population - Saami and Komi. There are two large reindeer farm, quantity of reindeers is 55-60 thousand. Slaughter - annually 5 thousand. The basic consumer of meat - is Sweden, meat of reindeers does not use demand in the local market. Medicines are made of horns of deers. Reindeers calve in May. We have two very big National Parks. Lappish National Park was based in 1930 with the purpose of conservation of the feral reindeer. It's located in the central tundras of peninsula. Here lives Ded-Moroz also (russian StClaus, post-address: Ded Moroz, Zelionaya 8, Laplandsky zapovednik, Montchegorsk, 184506, RUSSIA). Kandalaksha National Park was based in 1932 with the purpose of conservation of places of a nesting of a eider. It's located on sea islands. Kola peninsula is known for its unique geological past. Rare minerals simply find on a surface of the ground. 6-7 new minerals discovered each year. It's a place of pilgrimage of geologists of all world.
      Murmansk - the biggest city of peninsula. It's located in the latitude of 69 ° N..
336 thousand person lives here. Murmansk stretchs on 20 kms along a coast of Kola bay. For the first time Murmansk was built up in 1917 year on a place of a small settlement. During the Second World War the city was completely destroyed by german aircraft, therefore after the war it was built up anew. The field of border of Russia and Norway was unique place where german armies could not cross frontier of Russia. Murmansk has received a title "City-Hero". It's a city-port. A main industry - the sea: fish and a cargo fleet. Ice breacers of the Murmansk shiping company are the only possibility for tourists to get to the North Pole. Arctic navigation are all-the-year-round since 1977.
In the neighbourhood with Murmansk is Kola, it is based in 1565 and it is the most ancient city on peninsula. Towns and bases of Northern Navy fleet are also at northern coast of peninsula.
      Mountans Hibiny (Khibiny) are located in the centre of peninsula. There is the largest in the world a deposit of a mineral an apatite. Apatite name a stone of fertility, it's raw materials for manufacture of phosphoric fertilizers. The absolute elevations of basic peaks is 1100-1200 ms. It's Russian skiing Mecca. The longest mountain-skiing line is 3 kms. A season since February till April. Here there are two towns which almost adjoin. Apatity (~70.000 person) stands on a coast of lake Imandra at bottom of Hibiny. It began to be built up roughly from the end of 50th years on a place of small railway station. The status of city since 1964. Kirovsk (~30.000 person) is built up on a terraces of mountains. The first house is constructed in 1930, and in 1932 here already was 32 thousand inhabitants. The initial name - Hibinogorsk, after murder of Kirov (the popular politician of 30th years) was named in his honour at the request of the population. The main industry - mining. Both towns are obliged to the birth to academician Fersman, which began studying Hibiny from 30th years of 20-th century. In Apatity there is very big centre of science (Kola Scientific Centre) consisting of 11 institutes which study mainly questions of development of the richest natural resources of the North. The most boreal in the world the botanic garden is located here (67° 30' N.). Polar night from 9 December till 3 January. Polar day from 27 May till 18 Jule.
Kola Peninsula, map
     There are some more small towns, but in them there are no briards. Principal businesses of the population - mining (iron, nickel, copper, mica, rare elements), fish (a cood, the halibut, a herring and other crab sticks), military (borders, northern fleet with aircraft). According to last census an aggregate number of the population is 892 thousand inhabitants. 96 percents of the population lives in cities. It's the first place on the country on a urban saturation. The area also occupies 1st a place on the country on an educational level, and middle age of the population - 34-35 years. High schools in Murmansk and Apatity. Nuclear station in town Polarny Zory, also there are some hydro- and thermal power stations. The experimental tidal power station was constructed at northern coast, at present it's inhibited. The Kola super-deep well is in the central part of peninsula, in a strata of the Baltic board It was drilled 13 kilometers, at present it's inhibited. The distance from Murmansk up to Moscow is 2000 kms, up to Sankt-Petersbourg is 1300 kms, up to North Pole 2400. Time: of Moscow (+ 2 hours to central european time). Airports: in Murmansk (international) and in Apatity. Highway: the line of Sankt-Petersbourg - Murmansk, crosses peninsula from the south to the north. The railway is constructed in 1917, trains from Murmansk go up to Sankt-Petersburg (Ladoga station), Moscow (Leningrad station), Vologda, Minsk (Byelorussia) and some other city. Check boundary stations: Norway - "Borysoglebsky", the way from Murmansk; Finland - "Salla", the way from a line of SPb - Murmansk, hardly to the south of Kandalaksha. To reach settlements of a coasts and the central tundras it's recommended by helicopters. Steamships go from Murmansk to some bases of northern coast.
To fans of reindeers, snowmobiles, snowboards, fishings and other exstreems: here
See also tourist information on English for Murmansk region on website Murmantourism.

To a hunters.

the Spring hunting season - from May, 1 till May, 10.
the Autumn-winter season: since the second Saturday of September till February, 28.


The weather in Apatity, Kirovsk and Murmansk
   
The pictures of Mr Varaev, 2004-2005: Hibiny, plateau Rassvumchorr (height 1km), the apatite mine "Tsentralny"

Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - the apatite mine Tsentralny, February 2005, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 24kb  Hibiny, plateau Rassvumchorr - height 1km, February 2005, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 35kb  Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - height 1km, the apatite mine, February 2005, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, plateau Rasvumtchor, height 1km, February 2005, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 40kb

Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - the apatite mine Tsentralny, October 2004, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 30kb  Hibiny, plateau Rasvumchor - height 1km, October 2004, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 22kb  Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - height 1km, the apatite mine, October 2004, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 20kb  Hibiny, plateau Rassvumchorr, height 1km, October 2004, photo: Varaev, 600x450p, 40kb

The pictures of Mr Seredin, 2004-2005

Khibiny, plateau Rasvumtchorr - height 1km, October 2005, photo: Seredin, 800x530p, 35kb  Khibiny, Rassvumchorr - the apatite mine Tsentralny, October 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, plateau Rassvumchorr - height 1km, the mine Tsentralny, October 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Khibiny, plateau Rasvumchorr - the apatite mine Tsentralny, October 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb

Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - the apatite mine Tsentralny, February 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, plateau Rassvumtchorr - height 1km, February 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, Rassvumchorr - height 1km, the apatite mine, February 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, plateau Rasvumchorr, height 1km, February 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb

Hibiny - height 1km, the apatite mine Tsentralny, February 2005, photo: Seredin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, the mine Tsentralny - height 1km, February 2004, photo: Seredin, 400x450p, 40kb  Hibiny, plateau Rassvumchor - the mine Tsentralny, February 2004, photo: Seredin, 600x400p, 40kb

The pictures of Vasily Altukhov, april 2008: Hibiny, apatite mines Vostochny and Kukisvumchorr

Hibiny - the apatite mine Vostochny, April 2008, photo: Altukhov, 600x450p, 42kb  Hibiny - the apatite mine Vostochny, April 2008, photo: Altukhov, 600x400p, 40kb  Hibiny - Kamazes (the mine Vostochny), April 2008, photo: Altukhov, 500x400p, 44kb

Hibiny - The Caterpillar!!!, April 2008, photo: Altukhov, 600x400p, 40kb  Hibiny - the apatite mine Kukisvumchorr, April 2008, photo: Altukhov, 700x330p, 40kb

The pictures of Lubov Fiodorova, march 2008: Lovozero - Reindeers races

Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb

Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x350p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x430p, 40kb

Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 700x330p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x350p, 40kb  Lovozero - Reindeers races, march 2008, photo: Fiodorova, 600x400p, 40kb

The pictures of Marina Miroshnichenko and Nikolaj Savotkin, avril 2008: Hibiny - mountain Aikuaivenchorr

Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - the view to Kirovsk and lac Vudiavr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - the view to Kirovsk from mountain Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb

Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - the view to Kirovsk from Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - the view to Kirovsk from mountain Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb

Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Hibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Khibiny - mountain-skiing Aikuaivenchorr, avril 2008, photo: Miroshnichenko, 600x450p, 40kb

The pictures of Galina Khalimonenko and Nikolaj Savotkin, avril 2008: Hibiny - around Apatity

Hibiny - Apatity, avril 2008, photo: Khalimonenko, 600x450p, 40kb  Khibiny - Apatity, mountain-skiing line Vorobjinaja, avril 2008, photo: Khalimonenko, 600x450p, 32kb

the view to Apatity from mountain-skiing line Vorobjinaja, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 35kb  mountain-skiing line Vorobjinaja, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb  the view to Apatity from mountain-skiing line Vorobjinaja, avril 2008, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb

The pictures of Birthe Weijola, avril 2008: The owl in forest near to Apatity

The owl, forest near to Apatity, photo: Weijola, 400x600p, 40kb  The owl, forest near to Apatity, photo: Weijola, 400x500p, 40kb

The pictures from Saami Games, february 2007: Hibiny

monument to all Tee-pots (in Russia, tee-pot is a designation for the person which isnt able to go by a ski yet), photo: Ude, 600x800p, 39kb  Hibiny, Saami Games 2007, The iglu - show-houses, photo: Ude, 450x600p, 37kb  Hibiny, Saami Games 2007, The Snow Tee-pot, photo: Ude, 740x450p, 35kb

Hibiny, Saami Games 2007, photo: Ude, 600x450p, 38kb  Hibiny, Saami Games 2007, The Tee-pot, photo: Ude, 600x450p, 37kb  Hibiny, Saami Games 2007, The Tee-pot, photo: Ude, 600x450p, 19kb

The photos of Marina Yakunkova, 1990: Hibiny

Hibiny, deltaplans, photo: Yakunkova, 600x401p, 40kb  Hibiny, deltaplans, photo: Yakunkova, 600x400p, 35kb

The photos of Nikolaj Savotkin, avril 2007: Kirovsk

Kirovsk, skating-rink, avril 2007, photo: Savotkin, 500x350p, 41kb  Kirovsk, town clock, avril 2007, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 40kb 

The photos of Nikolaj Savotkin, Marth 2006: Hibiny - mountain Lovchorr

Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 38kb  Hibiny - Lovchor area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 400x300p, 36kb  Hibiny - Lovchor area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 41kb  Hibiny - Lovchor area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 39kb

Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 31kb  Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 47kb  Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 28kb  Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 54kb

Hibiny - around mountain Lovchorr, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 41kb  Hibiny - Lovchorr area, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 600x450p, 35kb  Hibiny - Kirovsk, March 2006, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 23kb

The photos of Andrej Artemiev, January 2006: the river Kovda - first sun after Polar Night

Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 500x375p, 35kb  Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 500x375p, 42kb  river Kowda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 400x300p, 35kb  Kowda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 400x300p, 40kb

the river Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 600x450p, 26kb  Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 400x300p, 33kb  Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 400x300p, 40kb

Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 400x300p, 25kb  Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 600x450p, 30kb  Kovda - sud of Kola peninsula, January 2006, photo: Artemiev, 600x450p, 40kb

The photos of Alexej Kalyukin, July 2005: Hibiny

Hibiny, the partrige, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300p, 28kb  Hibiny, 18.07.05, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300p, 23kb  Hibiny, the lac Academic, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300, 12kb

Hibiny, the lac Academic, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300p, 17kb  Hibiny, cascade, photo: Kalyukin, 300x400p, 18kb  Hibiny, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300, 12kb  Hibiny, photo: Kalyukin, 400x300, 14kb

Photos of Daria Prokhorova, 21 aug 2005: Hibiny

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 11kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 11kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 11kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, partrige, 400x300p, 33kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 18kb  Hibiny, a mist, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb  Hibiny, next projection, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 14kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 26kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 15kb  Hibiny, one more small partridge, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 25kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 19kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 7kb  Hibiny, a glacial lacs, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 20kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 13kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, the pyramid of yeti, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 600x450p, 32kb  Hibiny, the gorge, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 25kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb

Hibiny, on the back plane - lac Imandra, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 15kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 11kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 20kb

Hibiny, native vegetation - moss and lichens, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 40kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 31kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 32kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 28kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 36kb  Hibiny, creation of yeti, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 18kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 17kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb

Hibiny, the most little lac on the stone, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 41kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 22kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 17kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 13kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 14kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb

Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 12kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 15kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 21kb

Hibiny, the view to Apatity, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 10kb  Hibiny, the view to Apatity and Imandra, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 16kb  Hibiny, the author, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 13kb  Hibiny, the author, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 18kb

Hibiny, mining excavator, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 300x400p, 20kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 23kb  Hibiny, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 400x300p, 26kb

The photos of Alexandr Wineshenker

The view to Kirovsk and the lac Vudjavr from mountain Aikuaivenchorr. On Aikuaivenchorr there are most convenient ski lines. In translation from Saami the name is designated by a sleeping beauty. photo: Wineshenker, 600x361p, 56kb  Hibiny, the view from mountain Aikuaivenchor, photo: Wineshenker, 500x341p, 41kb  Lac Vudjavr in Hibiny, photo: Wineshenker, 670x449p, 80kb

Hibiny, the view from mountain Aikuayvenchorr, photo: Wineshenker, 341x500, 33kb  Lac Vudyavr in Hibiny, photo: Wineshenker, 500x298p, 23kb  a pines, Hibiny, photo: Wineshenker, 400x267p, 51kb  a firs, photo: Wineshenker, 500x343p, 65kb

Rainbow over lac, photo: Wineshenker, 343x500p, 25kb  North Shine in Hibiny (l'Aurore boréale), photo: Wineshenker, 600x400p, 32kb  autumn sky, photo: Wineshenker, 500x321p, 31kb  sky and stone, photo: Wineshenker, 500x337p, 41kb

The photos of Nikolaj Savotkin

Icicle on branches, photo: Savotkin, 340x500p, 29kb  Spruce with cones, photo: Savotkin, 400x500p, 44kb  Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin,  500x331p, 63kb

Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 47kb  Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 300x460p, 50kb  Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 44kb

Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 50kb  Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 51kb  Tayga around Khibiny, photo: Savotkin, 500x300p, 42kb

My photos

Reindeers, march 2004, Lovozero, photo: Trubina, 700x30p, 47kb  North Shine (l'Aurore boréale), Apatity, jan 2004, photo: Trubina, 500x330p, 29kb  North Shine (l'Aurore boréale), Apatity, photo: Trubina, 300x450p, 19kb

Apatity in August, photo: Trubina, 647x300p, 53kb  The lac Imandra, a duck, july 2003, photo: Trubina, 500x328p, 38kb

Apatity, a noon of beginning of December, 2002. The sun is below a line of horizon, southern part of a sky, photo: Trubina, 580x400p, 18kb  Apatity, the moon above Hibiny, photo: Trubina, 576x300p, 22kb

Kirovsk, photo: Trubina, 776x200p, 35kb

Kirovsk, Neighbourhood unit Solar, photo: Trubina, 734x200p, 44kb

The photos of Mr Vasiliy Altukhov

The stone ermine, The exhebitions Stone Flower 2003, Apatity, photo: Altukhov, 300x457p, 27kb  Multi-storey round clouds above Khibiny, Apatity, a noon of beginning of December, 2002, photo: Altukhov, 808x300p, 39kb  Globe flower, Khibiny, photo: Altukhov, 392x500p, 44kb

California poppy and crocus, Khibiny, photo: Altukhov, 305x600p, 25kb  Hibiny, photo: Altukhov, 407x600p, 35kb  Apatity, photo: Altukhov, 409x600, 40kb  California poppy, Hibiny, photo: Altykhov, 395x600p, 50kb

Red bilberry, photo: Altukhov, 622x400p, 99kb  The river Belaya (White), Hibiny, photo: Altukhov, 619x400p, 40kb  Yelow marshy raspberry, photo: Altykhov, 460x300p, 64kb

Apatity, photo: Altukhov  The lac Imandra, photo: Altukhov, 604x400p, 90kb

The pine, photo: Altukhov, 546x350p, 57kb  Hibiny, photo: Altukhov, 531x250p, 27kb

Apatity, photo: Altukhov, 571x300p, 32kb  The lac Imandra with the autor, photo: Altukhov, 642x400p, 40kb

Apatity, photo: Altukhov

The photos of Lubov Fiodorova

Apatity, August, flowering apple-tree. They blossom once in some years. Of course, there are no apples. Photo: Fiodorova, 405x600p, 96kb  Apatity, August,  flowering apple-tree, photo: Fiodorova, 614x400p, 78kb  Apatity, bluebells, photo: Fiodorova, 613x400p, 72kb  Apatity, turkish poppies, photo: Fiodorova, 612x400p, 86kb

The photos of other autors

Cathedral of Sacred Ascension (Svytovoznesensky), constructed in 1998, town Monchegorsk, photo: Daria Prokhorova, 300x383p, 22kb  A noon in midle of December, Apatity. The sun is below a line of horizon. Pink reflections of a dawn on southern slopes of mountains. Photo: Tuzov, 608x300p, 32kb  Apatity, picture of the same place, but in the spring. Photo: Tuzov, 529x250p, 33kb

The photos of Mr Vasiliy Saprykin

Church of Rescue on Water (Spas na Vode), Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 435x300p, 25kb  The Beacon, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 300x383p, 22kb  Alyosha - The symbol of Murmansk,  31,5 m height, Monument to the soldiers protecting Murmansk area during the second world war, It's open 19.10.1974 in honour of a 30-anniversary of rout of a fascist troops in Murmansk area, photo: Saprykin, 300x465p, 20kb

Amethist, one of the most beautiful minerals of peninsula, Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 300x406p, 45kb  Radical people of peninsula - saamy, picture from Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 355x300p, 33kb  A figurine and wall amulet of saamy, bone, Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 400x315p, 27kb

Landscape, picture from Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 500x296p, 36kb  Landscape, picture from Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 400x305p, 42kb  Landscape, picture from Local lore museum, Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 400x292p, 45kb

Panorama of Murmansk, photo: Saprykin 

Panorama of Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 500x248p, 31kb  Panorama of Murmansk, photo: Saprykin, 569x191p, 43kb

The port of city Severomorsk, photo: Saprykin, 504x200p, 26kb

A frog, photo: Saprykin, 300x191p, 33kb  A tank, photo: Saprykin, 449x250p, 29kb  Defensive boundary of times of the second world war, vicinities of town Zapolyarny, photo: Saprykin, 508x300p, 37kb

Defensive boundary of times of the second world war, vicinities of town Zapolyarny, photo: Saprykin, 500x281p, 47kb  Vicinities of town Zapolyarny and river Petchenga, photo: Saprykin, 401x301p, 42kb

North of peninsula, 150 kms up to a border of Norvay, photo: Saprykin, 457x250p, 33kb  The river Petchenga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 400x299p, 30kb  river Pechenga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 500x300p, 46kb

river Petchenga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 424x300p, 43kb  The river Pechenga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 473x300p, 52kb  river Petchenga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 500x285p, 48kb

Single stones - a customary landscape on Kola peninsula. Relicts of a drift epoch. Photo: Saprykin, 334x250p, 42kb  Single stones - a customary landscape on Kola peninsula. Relicts of a drift epoch. Photo: Saprykin, 350x262p, 47kb  Single stones - a customary landscape on Kola peninsula. Relicts of a drift epoch. Photo: Saprykin, 334x250p, 46kb

Taiga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 500x306p, 23kb  Taiga in the North of Kola Peninsula, photo: Saprykin, 500x327p, 22kb  Settlement New Luostari (or Korzunovo), the river Petchenga. The yellow strip at the upper left is tank track. The first cosmonaut of the world Jury Gagarin here served, he was the pilot of a jet plane. Photo: Saprykin, 400x299p, 43kb