In the Arctic, the gaining popularity of industrial tourism. Anyone can visit a real mine and see how it works it is mountain-concentrating factory.
The tour of the mine starts with safety. Without a helmet, flashlight and clothing the entrance to the mine is prohibited. At the moment in the role of tourists, students whose parents work in the mine. In the list of sites polar Kirov now not only ski the slopes of the Khibiny mountains.
The fashion is to visit the industrial enterprises and ore-processing plants. Experienced guides traced the route where until recently it was noisy rigs and worked the heavy machinery. The main part of the tourist package - tour training underground test site of the Kirov mine. Its history starts in the 20-ies of the last century. Today, the total length of all the tunnels and mine workings over 300 km of Great interest in such excursions have recently shown European and Asian tourists.
Journey into the bowels of the earth delighted and young tourists, some of whom have expressed a desire in the future to follow in the footsteps of their parents. In addition to the Kirov mine, tourists are Kovdor quarries of the Arctic. There plan trips from beginning to end. From the stage of ore mining until it turns into iron ore concentrates.