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In search of the northern lights

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
4 Days
January - February
Highlights
  • Possibility to watch the northern lights
  • Acquaintance with the culture and life of the Sami people
  • Dog and reindeer sledding
  • Snowmobiling in the Khibiny Mountains
  • Visit of the biggest Arctic city
  • Comfortable accommodation in Kirovsk
  • Tour accessible for everybody
Tour Overview

For those who would like to visit the North of the Arctic Circle we propose our tour “In search of the northern lights”. This tour is available for everybody: for adventure seekers, for families with children or just for those who would like to escape the noisy city.  

You will visit Murmansk - the biggest city located in the extreme Northwest part, you will snowmobile in the biggest mountain range of Khibiny, you will visit the Snowy village with a huge number of labyrinths and ice sculptures, you will ride the dog and reindeer sleighs through the snow-capped taiga. Among other things, you will get acquaintance with the traditions of the Sami people and, of course, will taste their national dishes.

There on the Kola Peninsula, you have a possibility to observe the most mysterious and at the same time the most spectacular natural phenomenon – the northern lights. Of course, we cannot book for you the clear sky and the northern lights, but we can propose to you an interesting tour with the best dates for searching of this phenomenon.

Don’t miss your chance to meet the world of Arctic – its rich culture and endless white spaces!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Aquiantance with Murmansk city
    Murmansk
  • Day 2
    Dog-sledding and Sami reindeer herders
    Murmansk — Kirovsk
  • Day 3
    Snowy village and snowmobile safari
    Kirovsk
  • Day 4
    Return to Murmansk
    Kirovsk — Murmansk
  • 11:00
    Arrival to the Murmansk airport
    Meeting with your driver and guide. Transfer to the city centre. *The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 12:00
    Lunch in the city's cafe
  • 13:00
    Murmansk city-tour
    Excursion in Murmansk - the biggest city north of the Arctic circle. Murmansk is a city situated in the bay of the Barents sea. the city's port is considered as the principal sea gate of the North Russia.
  • 14:00
    Visit of the Local History Museum and Lenin Icebreaker
    Nowhere is there a better to learn about the history of Murmansk, besides the local history museum of the city. This is the oldest museum of the region, founded on October 17, 1926, which is located in a building that is a historical monument of the city. Then, you will visit no less unique place of world renown. "Lenin" is the world's first nuclear-powered icebreaker built in the Soviet Union, primarily to serve the Northern Sea Route.
  • Overnight in the hotel
    You will spend the night in the Azimut Hotel, the former Arktika Hotel. This is a calling card of the city and the tallest building in the Arctic Circle.
Photo of the day
Nuclear Icebreaker Lenin
Route
Murmansk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Azimut Hotel Murmansk
Chambre double (deux lits ou un grand lit)
Note

  (50km)

cultural exploration  (262km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Departure to Kirovsk
  • 12:00
    Husky farm
    After visit of the kennel, there will be the dog and reindeer sledding !
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    After a fun ride, you will enjoy a hot delicious homemade lunch!
  • 15:00
    Visit of the Sami village
    You will get acquaintance with the life of aboriginals of the North - Sami people, their culture and traditions.
  • 19:00
    Arrival in Kirovsk
    Check-in in the hotel and rest.
  • 19:40
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Reindeer herder
Route
Murmansk — Kirovsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Kirovsk
Twin room
Note

4 h transfer  (260km)

  (235km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the snow village
  • 10:20
    Excursion to the snowy village
    Tourist center "Snow Village" - a unique project, founded in 2008. When the first snow falls in Khibiny, snow construction begins at the foot of Mount Vudyavrchorr. In 2012, the snow structures in Kirovsk were recognized as the largest in Russia. So "Snow Village" entered the Book of Records of Russia as the largest closed construction of the snow area of 2014 square. m. There is even an Ice Palace of marriages!
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Snowmobile safari
    If you want to have the excitement of a fast sport and the perfect excuse to get outdoor and really enjoy the beautiful winter landscapes of Murmansk region, we recommend you to try snowmobiling in Hibiny.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Snowmobiling on the Kola peninsula
Route
Kirovsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Kirovsk
Twin room
Note

transfer  (7km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the airoport of Murmansk
    End of the programme. *The programme can be extended according to your suggestions.
Photo of the day
Route
Kirovsk — Murmansk
Note

3 h transfer  (210km)

Detailed description
Departures
January, 22 2020
Start
-
January, 25 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
980 $
Basic price per person
February, 19 2020
Start
-
February, 22 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
980 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • 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
  • Medical insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Guaranteed departure for the group from 4 persons. If there are less participants, the price will be recalculated. Single supplement - 5 800 roubles. The price includes 2 hours of the northern light hunting (guide and car services). You can extend this service paying on site. Please, take attention, that the northern lights can not be guaranteed.

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From 28 December 2018 to 1 January 2019
Destination: Karelia
Custom tourNouvel An en Carélie + Cours de la langue russe
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Guy
From 14 May 2019 to 21 May 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Désolé de n’avoir pu faire le programme prévu, mais le bateau n’était pas un brise glace. Cependant le dépaysement est total. L’organisation irréprochable nous permettra de revenir pour une autre destination.A bientôt.
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Olga
From 14 May 2019 to 21 May 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Quelques petits détails à améliorer à l’hôtel sur le lac, manque miroir, de quoi poser affaires et valises, poser affaires de toilette dans salle d’eau. Sinon bonne cuisine et accueil. Bateau très bien.
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Lingyun
From 28 April 2019 to 4 June 2019
Destination: Altai
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We had a wonderful time trekking through the Altai mountains and definitely rank it among one of our best travel experiences. While we knew we'd be sleeping in tents, we didn't realise how "wild" our experience would be - i.e. drinking water from streams, washing your hands with snow and very few showers. Although this was a surprise, it was actually a lot of fun to see how much we could adapt
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From 28 April 2019 to 5 May 2019
Destination: Altai
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The best tour that i had in my all life. Ones in a life time. We took a transletor but she was'nt good enough.
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