Northern lights and Russian North

Summer Polar adventures

Tour Description (pdf)
4 days/3 nights

Kola Peninsula washed by the White and the Barents Seas is situated behind the Polar Circle. Since beginning of May and up to the middle of July The Sun is always in the sky and nights are similar to days. Ancient archeological and natural objects of Kola attract by mystic origin.  Polar tundra keeps its special beauty of the Northern nature. We will drive off-road to the heart of Khibiny Mountains, meet Saami culture and see the Polar Summer phenomena: The Unsetting Sun. Welcome to the different world to get new impressions and to have the great adventures!

Arrival in Murmansk. Transfer from the airport to Meridian hotel. Overnight.

Breakfast and check out. At 08:00am transfer to Kirovsk city for the short city excursion and visiting the Museum of the Apatit Factory with interesting expositions devoted to mining. Then transfer to Tirvas hotel at the foot of Khibiny Mountains where we will have Lunch. After Lunch we get into off-road cars and start our trip to Khibiny mountains. We will drive on the Kukisvumchorr pass and stop at several places to make panoramic photos in mountains. Check-in at a small mountain hotel. Dinner. Evening walk to the waterfall. Then we will hike to a gletcher which never melts to see snow in the middle of Summer. Making photos of The Unsetting Sun in mountan view. (BLD)

Breakfast. We drive out of Khibiny mountains to Saami settlement located at a place of traditional reindeer grazing areas. Saami, who live there, have a way of life which almost has not changed over the last century. They possess a rich, unique folklore and many still wear the distinctive and colourful traditional Lappish clothing. There are some traditional dwellings with floor covered by reindeer fur (Kuvaksa) standing at the place. You will see nine wooden idols symbolizing the natural elements and human needs and feelings and will conduct ritual actions to tell your wishes and appeal to the Sami spirits. Then you will take a walk to the mystical lake which appeared in the meteorite bowl. The water of the lake is considered by Saami as healing and magic. Several beautiful reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed with carrot and bread. Also there are foxes and polar foxes, hares and Husky dogs. You can play some Saami traditional games and try your hand at throwing a lasso. Try a traditional Saami snack of fish soup and herbal tea. Those who like may put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers. You also will be offered to drive the modern means of transportation of the Saami - ATV. It is possible to buy reindeer fur, items made of reindeer horns, stones and wood, special northern souvenirs. Then we proceed to Murmansk. Check-in at Meridian hotel upon arrival around 19:00. Overnight. (BL)

Breakfast. At 09.00 drive to the shore of the Barents Sea. The goal of our travel is the village Teriberka (1523) on the Barents Sea shore. Teriberka is a mix of mysticism, wild northern nature, pre-Soviet and Soviet heritage. We will watch the village and places where the famous movie "Leviathan" was made in 2015. On the sea shore we will see rocks and stones of egg shapes, and a lot of polar flowers. We will hike to the waterfall going down to the see from a top of fjords. We will have Lunch-picnic at a camp-fire on the sea shore. In the evening we are transferred back to Murmansk. Overnight. (BL)

Price

Number of people 6 pax 8 pax 10 pax
Price per person in EUR* 813 € 801 € 789 €

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

This four-day tour is available during end of May-end of July:

  • 3 nights in ½ TWN room in Meridian hotel in Murmansk
  • 1 night in more person rooms in a small mountain hostel in Khibiny Mountains (shared bathrooms)
  • Meals mentioned in the program: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D - dinner
  • English-speaking guide’s services as per the program at days 2-4
  • Excursions as per the program
  • Comfortable transportation with A/C
  • Visa support

Price doesn’t include:

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