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Northernmost place in Russia to be reached by train?

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1. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I was looking at a map of Russia today, and I wondered what is the northernmost city in the country that can be reached by train? Archangelsk? Workuta? Or can you go even further north, theoretically?

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

Totally out of the blue I would say Murmansk.

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Check it out - map of the Russian Rail Network. Apparently the northenmost point would be Liinakhamari, just a bit North of Murmansk.

4. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 8y

I believe Nikel is the furthest north you can go [as a civilian]... unless you happen to be a member of the KGB or a senior ranking officer in the Russian Military. But then again maybe not, afterall, it is Russia.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 8y

Great link Magykal!

In a dutch national newspaper, recently Nikel was voted the most ugly place in the world
Almere won the dutch contest

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 14, 2008, at 1:02 PM by Utrecht ]

6. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

In the West, Nikki is the furthest North you can go as a normal civilian passenger. But I have no idea why you would want to, as it really is an evil polluted industrial dump of a place.

There are a couple of lines further East (Such as up near Vorkuta) which also go a long way North, and which might be further. There are also a couple of freight/military lines which go further north, and a few others under construction mostly for freight/mining reasons, but which may also open to passengers when complete (and as Niels is talking theoretically, some of the freight ones should count)