Northern lights and Russian North

Hunting the Northern Lights LITE

Tour Description (pdf)
3 days/2 nights

Overview:

Murmansk is the largest city in the world located beyond the Arctic Circle. The unique northern location gives us a chance to see some extraordinary natural phenomena with a comfort and all the benefits of a modern city. During the short city break you will experience snowy winter, Polar night (when the sun shows up only a couple of hours a day) and hunt for the real wonder of the northern areas - twinkling Northern lights.

Day 1

An evening flight from Moscow or St. Petersburg to Murmansk.
Transfer to the hotel, Dinner is included.
At night time we will drive from the city to catch the Northern lights, please don't forget your camera! The fabulous Aurora Borealis is a wonderful natural phenomenon, where the sky glows with thousands of seemingly dancing lights.
Its appearance depends on solar activity and current weather. The evening air should be frosty and the sky clear. In other words, we have to literary “hunt” for it.
Overnight stay in hotel in Murmansk

Day 2

After breakfast we are going to visit a local village that preserved the culture and traditions of Saami situated on Lovozero Lake 170 km from Murmansk.
Reindeer breeding and cod and salmon fishing were always the main source of income for Saami people.
Let’s meet and feed reindeer and friendly northern dogs Husky, try a traditional fish soup, play some traditional Saami games and have deer-drawn sledge ride!
Transfer back to Murmansk, free evening
Overnight stay in hotel in Murmansk

Day 3

Breakfast .
Murmansk is often called gates to the Arctic and still is a very important Russian port. From Murmansk starts the Northern Sea Route to Bering Strait.
During the city tour you will visit the famous soviet nuclear icebreaker Lenin and the museum of Northern fleet. Lunch is included.
Transfer to the airport.

Number of people 10+1 15+1 25+1
Price (EUR) per person, 4* hotel TBA TBA TBA
Price (EUR) per person, 3* hotel TBA TBA TBA

Included

2 nights at central-located hotels 4*in Murmansk (Azimut or Park Inn) or 3* (Ogni Murmanska)
Airport-hotel-airport transfers;
Guided tours and entrance fees;
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner;
Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included

Domestic and International flights
Visa issues
Personal travel insurance

Included activities:

  • Saami village visit with 3 hours’ program
  • Murmansk city tour
  • Lenin Icebreaker visit
  • Museum on Northern Fleet visit

 

Optional activities:

  • Dinners
  • Visit to a Husky farm
  • Visit to winter activities park (snowmobile’s ride, snow tubing, dog-sleigh ride etc.)
  • Russian banya and Sauna complex with an open-air Jacuzzi