About the Murmansk Region

Kola Peninsula view from space

Kola Peninsula

The Murmansk Region is located in Northern Europe. The Kola Peninsula occupies about 70% of the regions territory. It also includes the continental part as well as the Rybachy and Sredny peninsula. Most of the region is above the Arctic Circle.

The Murmansk Region borders with Karelia in the south, Finland in the west, and Norway in the north-west. It is washed by the White and Barents sea.

The highest point of the Murmansk Region is the Yudychvumchorr peak of the Khibiny massif (up to 1200m).

The indigenous people of the Kola Region are the Sami, which numbered 1500 in 2010.