Nickel village is located in the Murmansk region, 210 km from the administrative center. The territory of the settlements included in the border zone, near the state border with Finland and Norway.
The village was named after the eponymous element of the periodic table Nickel - Ni.
If you look Nickel village on the map of Russia, heLocated in the northern part of the country - the Murmansk region. The area bordered by two seas - the White and Barents. It shares borders with the Republic of Karelia, Finland and Norway. Nickel itself is located in the north-west region, 10 km from the border with Norway.
The territory of the village stretches onKolosjoki left bank of the river. Also nearby is Lake Kuetsyarvi, unadulterated natural pond. is "Pasvik" State Nature Reserve is 25 km to the southwest.
Nickel is part of Pechenga Murmanskregion. In the west, on the border with Finland, the north and north-west of Norway, in the east with the urban and rural settlement Polar Korzunovo Pechenga district, in the south of the city Verhnetulomskiy Kola district.
According to the settlement federal highway M-18 "Kola" and the railway, which connects the village with Murmansk. Nickel is a dead-end station.
The village is located in the valley and at the entrance to iteye first catch constructions and buildings of the Kola Mining and Metallurgical Combine, half of the building which is in a dilapidated condition. Earlier in Nikel ore is melted with high sulfur content. This has affected the ecology in the area, all the trees were burned with sulfur dioxide. Therefore, a neighborhood reminiscent of a lunar landscape. Just beyond the village begins the border zone.
From Murmansk to Nickel, you can get there by buson flight №211. Departure from Murmansk at 7:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:00, 17:45, 18:00. Time on the road takes 3 hours 30 minutes. The fare is 470 p. Suburban train №6653 with the message Murmansk - Nickel gets under way at 14:55, arrives at its destination at 22:00. Days following only on Friday and Sunday. The settlement is final and initial regional station Oktyabrskaya railway. Also through are Nickel regional highway connecting Murmansk - Nickel - Prirechny - Lotta Murmansk - Nickel - Sts.
The main attraction of Nickel and itsneighborhoods is a reserve "Pasvik". There are downy lake, mountain Kalkulam, pine forests, alternating with birch, and then completely tundra. In the village there is the Museum of History, where you can learn the history of the region. But many tourists interested in the border zone. After all, on the other side of the river you can see the built cottages Norwegians and tower NATO base.