A trip to the Khibiny to the Academic Lake

Three—day hiking in the Khibiny mountains with a walk to the most famous mountain lake of the Khibiny tundra - Lake Akademicheskoe, which is truly the heart of these small but beautiful mountains. 

The tour will allow you to touch the pristine mountain lake untouched by human activity and enjoy its view from all possible angles.


US$ 217
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3 Days
2 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 18 Aug
  • Tent
    2 nights
  • Basic
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
18 years old
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Academic Lake
Let's go to the mountain circus and admire the blue lake surface
The charm of Khibiny
Mountain passes and plateaus are waiting for us, which offer incredible views of the surrounding mountains
Interesting locations
We will visit a picturesque waterfall and a nuclear explosion tunnel


  • Day 1 - The meeting of the group in Murmansk. Transfer to Kirovsk. The route to the foot of the Southern Rischorr pass

    The meeting of the group will take place in the city of Murmansk at 09:00, after that we will move to the city of Kirovsk — the journey time is 3 hours. 

    From here begins the mountain road that will lead us to the very center of the Khibiny Mountains

    On the way we will admire the most picturesque nature. We get to the drop-off point. 

    Today we will have an exciting but simple walk to the campsite. 

    On the way, we will visit a waterfall and a nuclear explosion tunnel

    Having reached the foot of the Southern Rischorr pass, we set up camp.

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  • Day 2 - Academic Lake
  • Day 3 - Completion of the walking route. Return to Murmansk
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

Hiking experience is required


  • Tent
    2 nights
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in tourist tents.

Discount for those who have their own equipment (mat, sleeping bag, tent) — 1,200 rubles.

Tent 2 nights

Tour conditions

up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at

Included in price

  • the services of an instructor-guide;
  • transfer services from the pick-up point to the starting point of the route and back;
  • group first aid kit;
  • meals for the entire route;
  • general group equipment (gas equipment, awning, pots).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Murmansk and back;
  • transfer from/to the airport and railway station.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. The base layer is thermal underwear (underwear) (thin running and warm for sleeping — 2 sets), you can replace the top of the running set with a sports T—shirt made of synthetic moisture-wicking fabric (try to exclude cotton).
  2. The intermediate layer is a fleece jacket, exclude wool (thin fleece jacket for movement / thick for parking).
  3. A membrane jacket or an analog (windbreaker, waterproof).
  4. Pants are windproof or made of membrane (ideal if the pants are a designer and turn into shorts).
  5. Socks — preferably trekking and / or others with similar properties (foot retention, moisture removal) — 2-3 pairs.
  6. Shoes — trekking boots, preferably high (attention! shoes must be worn out, no boots).
  7. Rubber slates for the camp (crocs/sandals and other outdoor shoes are also great).
  8. Headdress (buff trumpet, bandana, beanie, cap).
  9. Sunglasses, thin light gloves (in case of sunny weather, the most ordinary "working" cotton gloves will do).
  10. Tableware: mug, spoon, bowl, flask or water bottle.
  11. A backpack for 70-80 liters.
  12. Personal hygiene products, wet wipes, toiletries.
  13. If desired, you can take trekking poles.
  14. Swimming trunks or a swimsuit — for taking water treatments + a towel (trekking and / or waffle).
  15. Hoba (the seat).
  16. Sunscreen (30+) and burns (such as Panthenol), lip balm (for example, Panthenol for children), individual medications (if taken as prescribed by a doctor), repellent.
  17. The lantern is for hiking from the end of July.
  18. An additional battery for the phone.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 217
    16 – 18 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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