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Russian Lapland

Destination: Kola Peninsula
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
3 Days
Highlights
  • Acquaintance with the life of Lapland indigenous people
  • Visit of the Sami nomad camp and reindeer sledding
  • Сhance to see the famous northenr lights
  • The entire journey is taken on snowmobiles
  • Incredible landscapes of the Russian North
  • Fishing and Russian banya
Tour Overview

This tour opens for you Russian Lapland. We are going to travel to the world of wild nature, snow, northern lights and north deers. We will get acquainted with history and life of the Sami people, and fell in love in incredibly beautiful Russian North!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Departure to Lovozero tundra
    Apatity — Lovozero tundra
  • Day 2
    Seydozero lake and Sami culture
    Lovozero tundra
  • Day 3
    Impregnable Khibiny Mountains
    Lovozero tundra — Kirovsk
  • 09:00
    Meeting with the group
    Our group will meet at the railway station of the Apatity town. *If you arrive to Murmansk, we can propose to you an individual transfer. Thank you to contact us for the rates.
  • 10:00
    Breakfast in the cafe
  • 11:00
    Snowmobile tour beginning
    After brief introduction and dressing warm clothes and shoes we start to drive snowmobiles via mountains to Lovozero tundra. Lovozero tundra is a mountain range in the western part of the Kola peninsula. It's famed for the rocks and mountains of marvellous shape and the picturesque valleys and forests. This range is called "the tundra" as even narrow valleys are forest-covered.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the passage
    Our passage through North Rischorr continues. Visit of the lake Umbozero.
  • 18:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the homestay
    Our homestay is situated on the shore of Lovozero lake. We have possibility to admire the wonderful views of one of the biggest mountain group of the Murmansk region.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Night in the guest house
Photo of the day
Snowmobiling, Kola peninsula
Route
Apatity — Lovozero tundra
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guset house, lovozero
Twin room
Note

  (80km)

6 h snowmobiles  (130km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Ice fishing
    After the breakfast, you can go fishing on the frozen lake. We place line fish traps for bottom fishing. If you want, you can fish with a rod.
  • 10:00
    Snowmobiling to the Seydozero lake
    We will go to the Seydozero lake - the unique place enfolded in mystery. The word "Seydozero" is translated from the Sami language as "sacred rock". You will see the image of the dancing shaman "Kuyva". After excursion, return to the gust house.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the guest house
  • 14:00
    Snowmobiling to the reindeer herders camp
    The itinerary goes along the snowy tundra. In the camp you will get acquaintance with the everyday life of the Sami people - the aboriginal people of the Lapland. The Lapland is a territory that was historically habituated by the Sami. Now it's on the territory of Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Though the Sami is considered as the most mysterious European people, they are known for their unhurried way of life and the meditativeness.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Northern lights
    If the weather is good, you can see the northern lights. As our house is situated on the lake's shore, you can see this natural phenomenon laying outside on reindeer fur.
  • 21:00
    Russian banya
  • Night in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Lovozero tundra
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guset house, lovozero
Twin room
Note

snowmobiles  (35km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Drive to direction of Khibiny mountains.
    If the weather permits we drive up to the one of the highest point of Khibiny – Mannepakh peak with a breathtaking view to Umbozero lake and mountain landscapes. Then via Partomchorr pass we snowmobile back to Kirovsk.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 15:00
    Arrival to Kirovsk
    *In Kirovsk we can book for you the supplement overnight in the hotel or transfer to Murmansk.
  • 18:00
    Farewell dinner
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Lovozero tundra — Kirovsk
Note

snowmobiles  (150km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is indicated for 1 person (2 persons on a snowmobile). Single driving supplement - 8 400 roubles. According to the weather conditions the itinerary can be changed. If you want to book the supplementary overnights in hotels before or after the tour, please contact as in advance. Thank you for taking the backpack or luggage of 50 litres maximum. For the tour you need the sunglasses.

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Patrice
From 18 June 2018 to 28 June 2018
Destination: Chukotka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
BaikalNature est très pro, je suis partis pour une Aventure et j'ai eu mon Aventure. Le seul handicap sérieux : Evgueny, sympathique et captivant, ne parlant que Russe et du coup je ne savais jamais ce que j'allais faire dans les minutes suivantes, dur !
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Christian
From 20 May 2018 to 27 May 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourVoyage individuel au lac Baïkal
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Nous avons particulièrement appréciée notre guide Maria
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Simon
From 23 February 2018 to 4 March 2018
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A très vite
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Anne
From 6 March 2018 to 11 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? 
Le lac Baikal est une expérience formidable. Y passer une nuit sous la tente est intéressant mais pour y passer plusieurs nuits, il faut nettement améliorer la qualité de chauffage et des repas. Une journée sans rien faire sur le lac n'est pas intéressant. Trop d 'heures de transfert en minibus sans aucune activité. Je conseille vivement d'améliorer le rapport activités / temps en transfert. La nuit
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BaikalNature's reply
Anne, merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire! Vue les conditions spécifiques de la préparation des repas sur glace, nous continuons d'améliorer leur qualité pour chaque saison. En ce qui concerne la nuit supplémentaire sur la glace, nous l'avons ajouté selon les suggestions de nos touristes. Il y a des choses à faire: bania, patinage, Ice bar et bien sûr balades calmes sur les glaces et torosses. Ce
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Alison
From 6 March 2018 to 12 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Points positifs : - très bonne ambiance de groupe - guide très sympa et très pro, connaît parfaitement le terrain - transports/transferts et nuitées très bien organisés - souvenirs inoubliables du Baïkal en hiver Points négatifs : - j'aurai aimé un plus petit groupe - pas assez d'infos sur la région, peuples, religions, culture, animaux... - programme non tenu : nous sommes allés au rocher
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BaikalNature's reply
Chère Alison, nous vous remercions de vos remarques constructives qui nous permettrons d'améliorer la qualité de nos prestations ! Premièrement, nous vous prions d'excuser le retard avec le départ pour l'île d'Olkhone. Un participant du groupe a perdu son bagage et il a été nécessaire de récupérer sa valise avant le trekking. C'est pour cela que le groupe est arrivé sur l'île plus tard et la visi
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