Northern lights and Russian North

Snowy fairytale

Tour Description (pdf)
3 days/2 nights

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.

A morning flight from Moscow or St. Petersburg to Murmansk. The Saami nomadic people were the main ethnic group, living on the territory of Kola Peninsula. We are going to visit the local heritage center that preserved the culture and traditions of Saami, situated on Lovozero Lake 170 km from the airport. 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 traditional fish soup, play some traditional Saami games and have deer-drawn sledge ride! Transfer to Kirovsk, a town at the root of Khibini Mountains.

At night we are going to search for the Northern lights. Their appearance depends on solar activity and current weather. The evening air should be frosty and the sky clear. The Aurora season lasts from the end of September up until the end of March, and it usually appears from 9 p.m. to midnight. Overnight stay in hotel in Kirovsk.

After breakfast we will visit the Snow Village. It is an amazing town made of snow. Every year the creation of Snow village unites the most prominent snow artists of Russia. There are houses, bars, figures, art objects, slopes and even a Wedding Palace – all are made of snow and decorated according to particularly selected theme. One can also try snow tubing and air-banana ride by the snow mobile. After having fun in the Snow village, we will have a 1,5 hour snowmobile tour in a valley. Lunch at the café. And Kirovsk city tour will give you an idea of how people live so far in the north. A visit to a museum center Apatit where you will learn all about the developed industry of the region.

Transfer to Murmansk (210 km), overnight stay in hotel in Murmansk.

Breakfast. The last day is devoted to the capital of the region, the city of Murmansk. It was founded just before the Revolution of 1917 as the most northern ice free port, to become the so-called ‘Gates to the Arctic’. It hosts the biggest nuclear icebreaker fleet in Russia. 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.

Price

Number of people 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
Price per person in EUR* 895 € 697 € 579 € 547 € 506 €

*We offer discounts for groups more than 6. To inquire about group rates, please contact us.

This three-day tour is available during November - March:

  • Accommodation in ½ TWN BB in 4* hotels
  • Meals mentioned in the program: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D - dinner
  • English-speaking guide’s services as per the program at days 2-4
  • All entrance fees, excursions as per the program
  • 1,5 hours Snowmobile tour with an instructor and all necessary equipment
  • Comfortable transportation with A/C
  • Visa support

Price doesn’t include:

  • Meals and beverages except mentioned
  • Tips
  • Photo and video shooting fee
  • Visa fee

Optional activities:

  • Dinners
  • Husky farm visit
  • A Secret forest visit