Murmansk region, Kirovsk, st. Parkovaya, 3a

Weather in Kirovsk

Our hotel is located in the city of Kirovsk right at the foot of the Khibin – the largest mountain range on the Kola Peninsula. The average height of the mountains is 800-1100 m above sea level, the highest point is 1201 m. The climate is subarctic, but the outer slopes of the mountains greatly soften it. In the mountains themselves, the microclimate is much more severe than on the plains surrounding the mountains. Snow in the mountains lies from October to June. The ski season lasts from approximately late November to mid-May.

The average annual temperature in Khibiny is -2.5 / -3 С. The average temperature in January-February is -13 / -14С. When rising into the mountains, the temperature drops by about 0.5-0.6 C for every 100 m in height. In the warmest month of the year, July, the thermometer usually rises no higher than +13 C.

When going to Khibiny from January to February, you should give preference to insulated and windproof outerwear. Ski masks also come in handy.

The city of Kirovsk is located beyond the Arctic Circle, so there is a period of polar night, which begins on December 15 and ends on December 28. At this time, the sun is below the horizon, light twilight lasts from 11.00 to 15.00, and after December 28, daylight hours begin to increase. Nevertheless, for the organization of skiing, comfortable lighting is established here.

We would like to pay special attention to such a phenomenon as the Silver Lights, which can be observed in the Khibiny from August to mid-April.

If you ever see the Northern Lights live, then we are sure that it will remain in your memory, if not for life, then for many years. This natural phenomenon will cause genuine emotions and sincere delight even among the most sophisticated travelers.

In the Khibiny there are snowstorms and strong winds, the speed of which can reach up to 50 m / s. However, such a wind is rare. Also in Khibiny fogs can be observed.

Summer here is quite short and lasts about 70 days with an average daily temperature of about +10 C. The polar day is 50 days.

Annual precipitation is distributed relatively evenly. In summer, they precipitate a little more than in winter: the average rainfall in summer is 2 mm per day, in winter – 1.5 mm in day.