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Autumn on the Kola Peninsula

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
September
Highlights
  • Murmansk city tour - the northernmost city above the polar cercle
  • Possibility to see the northern lights
  • Acquaintance with the native people of the Kola peninsula - Sami
  • Visit of the Husky farm
  • Beautiful autumn landscapes of the Russian Lapland
  • Visit of the reindeers' farm and acquaintance with these animals
  • Tour accessible for everybody
Tour Overview

The autumn on the Kola Peninsula is incomparable compared to anything else. Usually autumn is a set of vivid paintings and a rainy weather. However, the Arctic Circle is different. Here, weather is unpredictable, in October there may already be snow, or temperatures above zero.

Although here it is night from 6 o'clock in the evening, it is an excellent opportunity to see one of the most impressive natural phenomena - the Northern lights! For improving the odds to observe this mysterious phenomenon, we organize the tour in the middle of September.

During the tour you will get acquainted with Murmansk, the largest city in the polar region, visit the husky kennel and get acquainted with the life of the institution Sami.

This autumn tour is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the North, where nature is not as difficult as winter, to spend a weekend with family or just to familiarize yourself with a new region to get an idea of it.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Acquaintance with Murmansk
    Murmansk
  • Day 2
    Lovozero village and Husky farm
    Murmansk — Monchegorsk
  • Day 3
    Sami village
    Monchegorsk — Murmansk
  • Day 4
    End of the programme
    Mormansk
  • 10:30
    Arrival to the Murmansk airport
    Meeting with your driver and transfer to the hotel "Arctic". Accommodation and rest. The building of the hotel Arctic is very symbolic. This 18 storey building is situated in the city-centre and considered as the highest building north of the Arctic circle.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    You can have a lunch in the hotel (there is a restaurant, cafe and lobby bar). Not included, to pay on site.
  • 14:00
    Murmansk city-tour
    Meeting with your guide near the reception. 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. During this excursion, we will visit the first nuclear ice-breaker "Lenin", built in 1957.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
    Not included, to pay on site.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Murmansk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Azimut Hotel Murmansk
Chambre double (deux lits ou un grand lit)
  • 08:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Transfer to the Lovozero village
  • 11:00
    Visit of the Sami village
    The Lovozero village is considered as the centre of the cultural life of Sami - native people of the Kola peninsula. Every year there are traditional festivals and holidays, that's why the village is called "the capital of the Russian Lapland " (the territory that populated by Sami). You will visit "The museum of the Sami history of the Kola peninsula". Also, you can get to know to the folk crafts and buy the traditional souvenirs.
  • 13:00
    Visit of the Siberian Husky farm
    You will be welcome with hot tea and traditional pies. You will learn the wonderful story of the race “Siberian Husky”, can communicate with the charming and sweet dogs as well as to see and stroke reindeers.
  • 14:00
    Lunch
    Lunch of the traditional cuisine will be served in the chum (reindeer skin tent). During the lunch, the guide will tell you about features of the weather and North traditions.
  • 18:00
    Transfer to the Monchegorsk city
    Arrival ans accommodation in the hotel. Rest.
  • Overnight in the hotel "Lapland"
Photo of the day
Route
Murmansk — Monchegorsk
Note

3.5 h transfer  (274km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Return to Murmansk
  • 11:00
    Excursion to the Sami village
    The Sami village is an open-air museum that represents the traditional Sami village. There is an excursion for the whole day. You will see teh traditional buildings: chum and kuvaks (reindeer skin tent), get aquainted with the everyday life and culture of the Sami people, visit the alley fo idols.
  • 13:00
    Traditional lunch
    There will traditional dishes such as "lim" - salmon soup, venison with popatoes, and "pikola" - herbal tea.
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    Several beautiful reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed by carrot and bred. Also there are foxes and polar foxes, hares and hunting birds. Those who like may put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Murmansk
    Accommodation in the hotel. Rest.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Monchegorsk — Murmansk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Azimut Hotel Murmansk
Chambre double (deux lits ou un grand lit)
Note

2 h transfer  (137km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in teh hotel
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Mormansk
Detailed description
Departures
September, 26 2018
Start
-
September, 29 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
595 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • 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
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The departure is guaranteed for the group of 3 persons. If the group size is smaller, the price can be recalculated. Single supplement 5 500 roubles. According to the forecast, it's possible to take part in the excursion of the Northern lights observation - payment on site (your guide will let you know about this possibility in advance). Visit of the Sami history museum is not included (payment on site, 50 roubles / per person).

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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
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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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YONGCHANG
From 2 March 2018 to 8 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
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VERY NICE~
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Jorg
From 2 March 2018 to 8 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Very nice tour, however there is possibility to improve; making the groups not troo big (mine was 14 guests which is too much for in tent dining p ex), also the trek on the lake could have been longer for me - now there was a part of the lake trek done by 4x4. A small remark to the guide too; maybe better to inform the evening at dinner what timing/activity there will be the next day and what to wear.
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BaikalNature's reply
Thank you for your comment! We have already planned the improvements for our ice camp for making it me comfortable. As for the trekking distance, we just wanted to balance between very sportif tourists and those who have no any experience. Hoping to see among our future clients!
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