Northern lights and Russian North

Hunting the Northern Lights

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

A morning flight from Moscow or St. Petersburg to Murmansk. It 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. At night time we will drive from the city to catch the Northern lights, please do not forget your camera! The Northern Lights is a hardly predictable phenomenon and depends on the magnetic activity of the Sun. In other words, we have to literary “hunt” it. Overnight stay in hotel in Murmansk.

Day 2

After breakfast we will have a day trip to Khibiny bald mountains (210 km) to catch the beauty of northern winter. The town of Kirovsk is one of the centers of winter entertainments of the region. We are going to have fun in the Snow village and then have a 1,5 hours snowmobile tour. After lunch we will also visit the modern museum center which tells about the industry of the region. And Kirovsk city tour will give you an idea of how people live so far in the north. Overnight stay in hotel in Murmansk.

Day 3

The last day we will explore the life of local nomadic ethnic group Saami in a village situated 150 km from Murmansk on Lovozero Lake. 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! In the evening we will have a direct transfer to the airport.

Number of people 10+1 15+1 25+1
Price per person
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Included

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

Not included

Domestic and International flights
Visa issues
Personal travel insurance

Included activities:

  • Murmansk city tour
  • Lenin Icebreaker visit
  • Museum on Northern Fleet visit
  • The Snow village visit
  • 1,5 hours Snowmobile tour with an instructor and all necessary equipment
  • Museum of Mountain industry visit
  • Saami village visit with 3 hours’ program

 

Optional activities:

  • Dinners
  • Husky farm visit
  • A Secret forest visit