Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker, Murmansk

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The world's first surface ship utilizing nuclear power, Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker today serves as a museum to preserve the history of the pioneering craft. First launched in 1957, the vessel helped to clear shipping routes in Russia's northern reaches. Climb aboard the powerful ship, home to more than 1,000 rooms, cabins, and compartments, and explore the facilities that once housed the crew. See how they lived, worked, and operated aboard the icebreaker during the years of the Soviet Union. Learn a bit more about the vessel's history and operation, and Arctic exploration in general, by joining a guided tour from the museum staff. You'll even get a glimpse of the nuclear reactor itself. Tours are available in English, but you should be sure to call ahead to arrange one. Put Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker into our Murmansk holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • very interesting object to visit. had a nice guide who spoke englisch. unfortunately the tour was a bit short and we only saw half of the boat... the bot cam be boarded only on every full hour.  more »
  • Getting inside a nuclear icebreaker, even one that has been out of service for 30 years, is not an everyday occurrence. The "Lenin" is remarkably well-preserved inside and the tour highly informative....  more »
  • We really appreciated our chance to look over the de-commissioned Ice Breaker. The ship is full of 1950s style furniture and instruments which gives it a real atmosphere. our guide showed us round int...  more »
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  • The first nuclear ice breaker in the world. The young captain explains it very well. Castro, Gagarin and some other famous people visited it and their picture is in the captain room.
  • A fascinating tour thanks to an amazing guide and an accurate translator. The original furniture is extremely interesting and unique, a true view into what living on an Atomic ice breaker was like.
  • The visit is interesting and exhaustive. Unfortunately I don't speak Russian so I did not get the explanation of the guided tour tat I am sure was full of information
  • You can only get on the icebreaker with a guided tour which has a very limited capacity and frequency throughout the day. Check museum's schedule in advance.
  • The first and unique atomic ice crasher, made less then for three years, all rooms covered by wood, and achieved all his goals. You have to visit it by you self and that this sheep really from the future.

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