Welcome to Murmansk, the northernmost part of Russia! Aside from the freezing-cold winter temperatures, Murmansk enjoys the beauty of the aurora borealis, which lights up the region’s long winter nights. This miracle of nature is caused when charged particles collide with atoms high in the Earth’s atmosphere. Find out more about this wonder, and how to spend time in the Murmansk region while waiting for the next natural light show!

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