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Following the ancient civilizations

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
5 Days
Highlights
  • Meeting with Giant
  • 5 days / apx. 400 km of driving a snowmobile on the Kola land.
  • Ice Fishing
  • Acquaintance with the primitive culture
  • Overnight in true Sami tipi on reindeer skins
  • Dog sledding
Tour Overview

Snowmobile tour "In the footsteps of ancient civilizations" is a novelty of 2016 created  by our company.
We will take snowmobile trips to the sights where, according to scientists assumptions, ancient civilizations left their marks: sacred lake Seydozero; famous Giant Kuyva that will forever remain in your memory as a legend of Lapland; petroglyphs confirming a scientists’ surmise about early presence of ancient people on Kola land.
During the tour you will take dog sled rides and spend the night in the tipi (temporary Sami dwelling), sleeping on reindeer skins by the fire.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Departure on snowmobiles
    Kirovsk — Lovozero tundra
  • Day 2
    Continuation of the road
    Lovozero tundra — Lake Imandra
  • Day 3
    Sami tipi in the winter forest
    Lake Imandra
  • Day 4
    Imandra lake
    Imandra lake — Sami territory
  • Day 5
    Dog-sledding
    Sami territory — Kirovsk
  • 11:00
    Meeting in the snowmobiles camp
    The camp is situated near the Tirvas sanatorium, next to the snow village. Selection of equipment, technical and safety instruction
  • 11:20
    Breakfast Not included
    in cafe (not included)
  • 11:50
    Departure
    Departure Kirovsk snowmobiles to a hotel through Hibiny mountain range passing a mountain lake Maliy (Small) Vudyavr.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the way
    Our passage through North Rischorr continues. Visit of the lake Umbozero. Arrival in the guest house in Lovozero tundra.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Kirovsk — Lovozero tundra
Note

snowmobiles  (90km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure by snowmobiles
    Today we will go to the sacred lake Seydozero.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Stop on road
    Discovery of the sights that reminds a giant. After this stop we continue our road.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Russian banya
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Lovozero tundra — Lake Imandra
Note

snowmobiles  (100km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure on snowmobiles
    Departure towards Sami tipi in the winter forest.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    in a tipi (temporary Sami dwelling)
  • 16:00
    Discovery of the the ancient petroglyphs
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight
    in the tipi sleeping on reindeer skins near the fire
Photo of the day
Route
Lake Imandra
Note

snowmobiles  (60km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure on snowmobiles
    We will go to the Imandra lake.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 17:00
    Arrival
    Accommodation in the guest house
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Russian banya
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Imandra lake — Sami territory
Note

snowmobiles  (100km)

  (60km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Way on the dog sled
    Departure to "Husky" park. Acquaintance with dogs and dog sledding.
  • 12:00
    Return to the camp
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Sami territory — Kirovsk
Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • English-speaking guide
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Administrative registration
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

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.

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From 12 March 2017 to 20 March 2017
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Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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From 7 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Tout était parfait, les transferts impeccables, Irina, Andrej, Janna et Anna furent des guides de qualité. Vous aviez parfaitement choisi les lieux de séjour et de repas La base Lada à Olkhone nous convenait parfaitement, nous avons eu l’occasion d’y rencontrer un charmant groupe féminin qui était aussi en villégiature pour quelques jours et qui comprenait une ancienne professeure de français…
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From 30 January 2017 to 9 February 2017
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Voyage passionnant de Magadan a Iakustk en passant par le Pole du froid. 2500 km sur la route couleur cristal. Memorable, bravo BaikalNature!
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Catherine
From 2 March 2017 to 8 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Un séjour grandiose et inoubliable à tout point de vue. Dans la description, il faudrait peut-être quand même préciser que pour faire les 2 jours de marche sur le lac, il vaut mieux être entrainé à marcher vite en cas de mauvaise météo. Ceci a été le cas pour nous le dimanche, avant d'arriver au campement. Heureusement notre guide Andreï a été parfait et notre groupe était homogène pour avoir une
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Destination: Lake Baikal
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