Located in the Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle, the Khibiny are the oldest mountains in Russia. They may not be very high (the tallest peak is 1,201 meters), but they are certainly breathtakingly beautiful.
The snowy peaks rising amidst tundra wetlands, quiet clean lakes, and vibrant waterfalls look magical.
And if you are lucky to see the mesmerizing landscape against spectacular northern lights, this will likely be one of the most vivid impressions in your life.
Khibiny is a favorite destination for downhill skiers — the place boasts the best ski resorts in the north of Russia and the longest skiing season that lasts from November to May. The mountains are also a magnet for hikers and wilderness lovers.
Other things to do in Khibiny include snowmobiling, dogsledding, and visiting the fairytale Snow Village at the foot of the mountains.