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Murmansk

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Hi. Me and a friend are planning on taking the Trans-siberian express ending in Moscow this winter. From there we hope to go to Murmansk. From there to Finland before flying home. Does anybody know the best/easiest way to get to Murmansk from Moscow and the best/easiest from Murmansk to Finland. Both journeys will be in December.

Also if anyone has any ideas how to get from northern Finland to the U.K. cheaply and easily this will be VERY helpful!

Thanks for your help!



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sheffield

Thanks for your advice, its very helpful! From what people have been saying about Murmansk i'm starting to think it might not be the best idea! Not at that time of year anyway. Its a shame because it looks a very interesting place and I want to go into the arctic circle some time.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sheffield

Oh, the Trans-sib we are taking we are booking through www.ostwest.com. In pounds sterling it will be about £360. Also, we know its going to be horribly cold, but thats part of the fun... :) We tend to have a fascination with baron/cold places most people would never think of going to! Thanks again for the information. Its the first time i've used virtualtourist and you guys are way more helpful than any literature i've been able to find!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sheffield

Because we are not setting off from Europe. Its the last leg/return journey from South Korea. That was the cheapest i've seen. If you have the address of where I can get tickets at 150 Euros that would be amazing.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Sheffield

Where can I buy those tickets from though? Do you have to get them directly from the station in Slovak? I've looked for a website that sells them and I cant find one anywhere?!

Also, will they be able to sort out the booking of the compartments for each stop? (we will be stopping in Irkutsk and Omsk for a night or two in each). We need to ensure we get beds, TRYING to sleep in ordinary chairs on trains is not even worth doing (we tried this going to Vienna, it was awful).




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Hi! As far as your flight from Finland to the UK, I would recommend looking at www.harefares.com which is a site that lets you choose multiple origin and destination airports and then shows all the cheap airlines that fly those routes....very handy when trying to navigate your way through all the airlines. Good luck!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Zürich

What about the airline "blue1"? It's cheaper than Finnair and I'll be using it in March.

I think the Transsib in winter maybe fun too. I only travelled Beijing-Moscow in November once and the carriage attendants had to shovel coal to heat the carriage and the connections between the carriages were very cold and full of snow. So if you take the trip to the restaurant car make sure you wear proper shoes and not just slippers.





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