The tourist project "Port Liinakhamari" (Murmansk region, Russia) will be shifted towards the Sredny peninsula and the Rybachy peninsula. This move was taken in the interests of the Ministry of Defense and border guards. The project will now be called Valla Tunturi, as announced today at a meeting of the Murmansk Regional Duma by the vice-president of Norilsk Nickel Andrei Grachev.
According to the top manager of the company, the closure of hazardous production will give a new impetus to the development of the territory, which is located near the Pasvik reserve. The project will unite various attractions of the Pechenga Municipal District and will allow the development of expeditionary, cruise, sports, educational, historical and industrial tourism.
The tourist cluster will include: 2 tourist villages and a hotel complex in the village. Titovka station with 120 3-star rooms, 8 glampings, a network of tourist routes, landscaped paths to waterfalls, 2 runways for small aircraft, highways, engineering infrastructure networks.
“The creation of alternative employment and the search for new vectors of economic development in the region is one of the centers for the application of efforts by Norilsk Nickel and the government of the Murmansk region,” noted Andrei Grachev.
With the support of Norilsk Nickel, the Murmansk Arctic State University (MASU) and the Second School Center have launched the Nickel - Tourism - 2025 project to train personnel in the field of tourism, hospitality and the urban environment. The corresponding Agreement was signed on February 9 this year.
“I think that it is due to such development projects that the Murmansk region can be safely called not only the capital of the Arctic, but also the future tourist capital,” stressed the vice-president of Norilsk Nickel.