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Getting There & Away

From the paved main road heading east of Murmansk, a signposted gravel road branches off north after about 100km and runs through the vast tundra. It’s a beautiful 60km drive that passes pristine, ice-covered lakes and a sinister Grim Reaper/skier figure wearing a gas mask.

If you don’t have your own wheels, you can catch the daily bus (R496, 3½ hours) from Murmansk at 5.40pm, returning the following morning at 7am. Alternatively, taxis do the trip from Murmansk for R4000.

Travelling here in the winter months can be problematic, when the village is often cut off for days by heavy snowfalls.