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Following the ancient civilizations

Destination: Kola Peninsula
This tour is not available and is archived.
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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