We wanted to see something other than just the big city, so we also spent a couple days in Kandalaksha, about 150 miles south of Murmansk, on the White Sea. There is a good highway running between the two cities, and continuing all the way south to Saint Petersburg. Kandalaksha has about 40,000 people, and definitely is not a major tourist destination, but it was interesting to see another town in the region.