50 Per Cent Discount in Kandalaksha
Times are tough in Russia now, and that means bargains for travellers. If you are willing to venture off the beaten track to places such as the Kola Peninsula in the far northwest of the country, travel costs can be very low.
For example, you can rent a large room in an old-fashioned but high-ceilinged apartment near the railway station in Kandalaksha for just $12 per night per person, probably with a short city tour given by the host. This is a 50 per cent reduction from the usual price, and is in effect until April or May. At that time the whole apartment may be available for rent.
If you want to explore the remote territory where the excellent film "Leviathan" was made, consult www.kandalaksha.su. The Website is run by a man who used to offer cheap rooms and tours in Moscow--he is a travel agent and can provide invitations and assistance for foreign visitors.