I have now recieved my Visa. The problem online was mine ( apologies to supplier) and in the end it arrived in less than a week.So we are all ready apart from a couple of items left to purchase .
I fly to Oslo on 29/6 followed by train and bus to kirkines. I will then cross border on the 2/7 to Murmansk .
The Russian language continues to frustrate ,with me forgetting two words for every new one I learn !