Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker, Murmansk

Categories: Tourist Spots, Ships
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4.8/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
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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  • A very educational tour of the first nuclear icebreaker. Although we were only able to go on the tour given in Russian the tour guide, an engaging young lady, offered to answer any questions we had in...  read more »
  • Very interesting and poznovatel′no! On ledokolu, learned his story. Such mahina-very impressed!
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  • For the first time visited Murmansk and direct sea impressions, the first icebreaker, monument "Alyosha" and simply a magical city. Having been on the icebreaker realize how much it is unthinkable, greatness and strength of the Russian Navy!
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