This year, due to coronavirus problems and restrictions, crowds in Krasnaya Polyana and as a result of a multiple increase in prices for vacations there, we decided to ride in the Murmansk region in Kirovsk on the slopes of the resort “Bolshoi Vudyavr strong>“..
Khibiny Airport (Kirovsk)
However, I will write a separate post about skiing, but in this I wanted to tell about a place called “Mysterious Forest”, located near the city.
To be honest, we learned about this place by accident from the driver who drove us from the airport to our place of rest. He said that there are two popular tourist spots here – the Mysterious Forest art park and the Snow Village, but about the latter he explained that it is not as interesting there as the forest.
Therefore, we decided to visit the art park , and if later it will turn out in time during the rest and you want, then we will stop by the Snow Village.
Mysterious forest, main entrance
evening “Mysterious Forest” in Kirovsk
The mysterious forest is located 12 kilometers from the center of Kirovsk. We went there by 19 o'clock by taxi – one way cost 270 rubles, back 350.
Two taxi services are popular in Kirovsk – Yandex (via the application) and Fortuna (by phone +7 921 040-07-08). In both, there is mostly a rather old fleet of cars (I managed to drive an old 12-ke, a killed Kalina, and renoshki), and drivers who are not always adequate in terms of safe driving (they talk on the phone while driving, dangerously overtake on a snowy road and go into turns without reducing speed). Fortuna has fixed prices, while Yandex has dynamic prices – this means that the same trip can cost both 200 rubles and 600. Personally, this divorce from Yandex did not suit me, so in moments of greed of the Moscow monopolist, they used Fortuna.< /p>
In 10 minutes we were already at the main entrance to the park. There is a ticket office where you need to buy a ticket – for an adult 600 rubles, for a child from 5 to 14 years old – 300, for children under 5 years old and pensioners – free of charge. We bought these tickets and went inside.
ticket office of the park and tickets to the “Mysterious Forest” in Kirovsk
Mysterious Forest Park Ticket Office in Kirovsk
Entrance to the park is immediately to the right of the ticket office through here is a corridor.
as soon as we stepped outside this door, a real fairy tale began
We were greeted by a snow-covered forest with hundreds of colorful lights and unusual musical accompaniment, which does not cut the ear in any way, but rather adds some kind of mystery to everything that happens.
snowy forest with hundreds of colorful lights
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several stairs lead from the entrance to the most interesting part of the park
After going up the stairs, we got into the thicket, where, in fact, this sacrament takes place.
walk along the paths of the park
we started the tour from the path on the right
there are many paths and nooks and crannies in the park
There is no set route here, we went around the park from left to right, while most of the guests do it the other way around. There were not many visitors, since our visit fell on a weekday and eighth in the evening. Thanks to this, we managed to take pictures without interference.
Visitors with disabilities and high heels will, of course, have problems here, the fact is that the territory of the Mysterious Forest is spread over 3 hectares and is a dense forest with an abundance of descents and ascents, stairs and improved paths, about 1200 meters long.
there are also a lot of stairs
The visit time flew by without noticeable, there was no such thing that we were tired and wanted finish quickly, on the contrary, I did not want to leave. Winter northern nature, combined with unusual musical accompaniment, really fascinated.
northern nature is beautiful
the light is constantly changing, then blue
sometimes red, sometimes yellow, sometimes green
there is even a big mammoth
it looks especially creepy in red
there are many unusual sculptures in the park
I came across this house on the way
here is this madam for example
Sometimes because of it (music) it was even somehow creepy, for example near and inside this cave with primitive people.
cave with primitive people
it seems warm inside
but in fact it is cold and creepy
Or with this dinosaur egg..
no less creepy head
I liked this pyramid the most. I walked around it from different sides and took a huge number of wonderful photos.
Pyramid in the Mysterious Forest
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Pyramid in the Mysterious Forest. Photo 3
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pyramid in the Mysterious Forest. Photo 6
In general, there are many different sculptures made of snow, wood and other materials.
snow head of the pharaoh
colors are constantly changing in the park
house with aliens
you can sit down and take a picture
objects constantly change colors
most often red
and blue color
The Mysterious Forest Art Park in Kirovsk in the dark in winter
Art Park “Mysterious Forest” in Kirovsk in the dark
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For lovers of activities and just wanting to warm up in the cold, I advise you to test a slide with cheesecakes (skating is included in the price of the visit).
And there is also a cafe in where you can drink hot tea or coffee, taste homemade pancakes (150 rubles for three delicious pancakes) and pies (100 rubles), as well as warm up and buy souvenirs.
cafe with pancakes, they are cooked here
food prices in the Mysterious Forest
Inside the yurt there is a cafe where you can eat
there are tables and a stove in the cafe
The creators of the park really managed to combine the natural beauty of the northern region with the magical illumination of the winter forest, interesting, sometimes frightening sculptures and other unusual art objects.
I advise you to come here in the dark and stock up on free time. Inspection of the park took about 2 hours, although it was very cold. Dress warmly and comfortably, be sure to take a good camera for night shooting and a powerbank to charge to take many beautiful photos for memory. from Monday to Thursday and Sunday, and from 15 to 23 hours on Friday and Saturday.
Mysterious Forest information board
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Prices of the Mysterious Forest, Kirovsk