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Kola Peninsula. Aurora Borealis - a Window to Space (7 days)

7 days / 6 nights

 

Murmansk is a capital of the Murmansk region and the largest city in the world north of the Arctic Circle as well as the largest seaport in the Russian Far North. The First nuclear icebreaker opens its doors for visitors; Oceanarium a water theater offers a fascinating show of sea animals.

Being on Kola you can meet reindeers and husky; you can watch Saami life in their settlement, try snowmobiling and have fun in Snow Village at the foot of majestic Khibiny mountains.

If there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light abd the clear sky our guide comes to the hotel to collect you for Aurora Borealis "hunting".

 

Tour description: Murmansk snowmobiling Saami Settlement skiing Husky Farm

Dates: Any dates from 15.12 to 15.04

 

Day 1

Arrival in Murmansk. Since this very moment you get chance to see Northern Lights. Look at the sky from time to time to catch it! Meeting by a taxi with a name plate and transfer to the hotel, check-in. The hotel is located

in the city center. Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 2

Breakfast. You can explore Murmansk on your own or take an optional guided excursion. We suggest you visit the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum and the Folk Art Center. There are number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the First Nuclear Icebreaker Lenin, the Naval Museum, the Ship Company Museum, and the Oceanarium. (B)

 

Day 3

Breakfast. At 09.00 transfer to Kirovsk city and check-in at a hotel upon arrival around 13:00. You can have lunch in a hotel and a short hike to meet the city. Around 16:00 or 17:00 you can ask a reception to call a taxi for you to come to the Snow Village. It is a big construction made of snow with ice sculptures and snow wall labyrinths. You can have fun sledging down from a snow hill on a pancake or on a banana behind a snowmobile. You can try your creativeness in snow carving. At 18.30 take a snowmobile safari "Picnic Aurora Borealis". After changing clothes and short introduction, start to drive to Khibiny mountains. When you are back to the Snow village around 22:00 you can ask a guide to call a taxi for you to come back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (BD)

 

Day 4

Check-out. At 09.30 transfer to Saami Settlement. There are some traditional dwellings with floor  covered by reindeer fur (Kuvaksa) standing at the place.  Several beautiful  reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed by moss and bred. Also there are foxes and polar foxes, hares and hunting birds. It will be offered to play some Saami traditional games and try your hand at throwing a lasso. We will have lunch in Kuvaksa around a fire place: fish soup and herb tea. Those who like may put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers as well as sledge behind them. Then you proceed to Monchegorsk the next city on Kola Peninsula. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival around 16-17:00. Monchegorsk is a beautiful city in the middle of Kola. The park of the city has snow hills for sledging, a stadium possibilities for skating or you can have fun in a Carting Center.  Overnight. (L)

 

Day 5

At 10:00 a guide meet you at the hotel. Skiing in the forest park.  Coming  back to the hotel at 14:00. In the second half a day you can walk in the city, sledge down from snow hills in park and hills just in front of the hotel. Overnight in Hotel. (B)

 

Day 6

Breakfast and check-out. At 09:00 transfer to the Siberian Husky farm. You will learn the wonderful story of the race Siberian Husky, can communicate with the charming and sweet dogs as well as to see reindeers and sledge behind them. You will have lunch in traditional dwelling named CHUM (like wigwam) and listen stories  about Northern nature and local traditions.1

After the detailed introduction how to manage a dogs sledge you will start to move along the specially prepared forest route ruling the sledge by yourself. After you go back the same way to the road where the car is waiting for you and proceed to Murmansk. Check-in at a hotel upon arrival. (BL)

 

Day 7

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation:

   - 3 nights in a tourist class hotel in Murmansk incl. breakfast

   - 2 nights in a tourist class hotel in Monchegorsk incl. breakfast

   - 1 night in a tourist class hotel in Kirovsk

  • transfer from Murmansk railway station or airport to the hotel
  • transfer from Murmansk to Kirovsk
  • transfer from Kirovsk to Saami settlement and then to Monchegorsk
  • transfer from Monchegorsk to the Husky farm and then to Murmansk
  • transfer from a hotel (Murmansk) to the airport Murmansk
  • program at Husky Farm
  • program at Saami Settlement
  • 3-4 hour snowmobiling safari in Khibiny mountains
  • 4 hour guided skiing tour
  • meals mentioned in the program: B breakfast, L lunch, D - dinner

Price does not include:

  • Visa invitation
  • Entrance fee to Snow village
  • "Banana" riding behind a snowmobile in Snow Village
  • Snow carving with rental instruments and prepared snow cube
  • Snow shoes rental cost
  • Alpine skiing in Kirovsk
  • Bowling in Kirovsk
  • Ice skating in Monchegorsk
  • Karting in Monchegorsk
  • Guide service for northern light watching
  • Car service for northern light watching
  • bus service for northern light watching
  • Booking other hotels and (or) activities in the North-West Russia
  • Booking Flight, Train, Bus tickets

 

 

Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle a visa invitation if necessary.


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