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Kirovsk is a small town and ski resort in Murmansk Oblast, northwestern Russia.


A wintry Kirovsk, with Khibiny Mountains in background

The city of Kirovsk was established in the 1930s as an apatite mining town in the Khibiny Mountains. Originally named Khibinogorsk (after the mountains), it was soon renamed Kirovsk, after the Communist politician assassinated in 1934.

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By plane[edit]

By rail[edit]

  • The nearby city of Apatity has a station on the Moscow-Murmansk railway, with several trains each day in either direction. Kirovsk has a railway station, but it is no longer served by passenger services.

By bus[edit]

  • Kirovsk is away from the main St Petersburg-Murmansk highway, and, therefore, is a dead station for the regional bus service. Buses run to Apatity, Monchegorsk, Murmansk, Kandalaksha.

Get around[edit]

Map of Kirovsk


Tropical flora in the exotic greenhouse
  • 1 Alpine Botanical Garden (Полярно-альпийский ботанический сад-институт). The northernmost botanical garden in Russia, one of only 3 above the Arctic Circle. The 1,670 hectares (4,100 acres) park features a tree nursery, greenhouses, and an arboretum. The greenhouses alone have a collection of over 1,000 specimens, and are worth a visit. Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute (Q428258) on Wikidata


Modern ski infrastructure in the sun: one of the few ski resorts above the Arctic Circle.

Kirovsk has a small ski resort open from mid November to mid June. There is also cross country ski infrastructure.

Name Email Altitude Sym CableCar.png / Sym SkiLift.png / Sym DragLift.png Sym Skil-L.png / Sym Ski-M.png / Sym Ski-S.png
Kolasportland Рейтинг 390-852 m 7 Lifts: 0 / 1 / 6 30 km Pistes: 15 / 14 / 1





  • 1 Hotel Severnaya, Lenina Prospekt 11, +7 815 313-31-00.


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