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Russia opens first Arctic train service for foreign tourists

The first tourist train traveling through Russia’s Arctic region and on to Norway, set off from St. Petersburg station yesterday with 91 passengers aboard for the inaugural trial journey. The tourists came from seven countries including the US, Germany, Norway and Russia.

The train, named, Zarengold, complete with two restaurant cars will travel from Saint Petersburg. According to the organisers, the whole trip will take 11 days and allow passengers to discover areas difficult to access by other means.

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