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The Khibin mountains and the neighboring area are very popular places to visit in Russia, especially for hiking. There is one relatively big town there - Kirovsk, and you can start your trip from there. It has some industry, but I haven't heard of it having any bad influence on the ecology. I have drunk water from Umbozero lake and Umba river and I'm still ...


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As far as I know (living in Latvia, used to be a part of USSR), it is not completely legal. The owners can call the police, but it usually doesn't go that far. If you try to camp in a field or near a private lake, try to talk to somebody, if a home is in sight. If not, people in these parts are quite forthcoming and I've yet to get more than a grumpy "Just ...


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Layers of fleece plus a very wind resistant outer shell. Anything else (Carhartt type clothes, leather, Mongolian reindeer skins...) will be heavy as heck. Full face coverage would be smart, but it looks like you'll have a windshield at least. Since you'll spend time riding in the cold wind, the conditions will be similar to snowmobiling. Try snowmobiling ...



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