Murmansk, Russia is the site of the 80th International Holiday of the North or the Polar Olympics on March 14th-16th, 2014.

Dmitry Blokhin, the Deputy Chairman of the Murmansk City Sports Committee, announced free transportation on March 18th-19th to Rovaniemi, Finland for the participants of the 2014 Winter World Swimming Championships. Blokhin expects more than 300 ice swimmers from 12 countries to compete.

Accommodations range from 8€ (hostel) to 75€ (hotel) per person per night. For more information, visit or contact [email protected].

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