Behind the whales under the bright lights of Aurora on the Kola Peninsula

Treat yourself to a trip to the Kola Peninsula and discover its distinctive nature and culture!

You will visit the most beautiful places of the Murmansk region, get to know the capital of the Arctic region closer and find yourself at the top of the globe.

You will walk along unexplored paths towards the ocean, sail the seas and try your luck in search of whales, immerse yourself in the ethnic world of the North, and an evening photo hunt in search of the northern lights will complement the journey with bright colors and amazing emotions.

The cost of the tour without accommodation is 42,000 rubles.
The cost of a tour with accommodation starts from 50,500 rubles.

Location

Murmansk
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 10 – 12 Jan, 2025
    • 17 – 19 Jan, 2025
    • 24 – 26 Jan, 2025
    • 31 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025
    • 7 – 9 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Murmansk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Photo hunt for the Northern Lights
You will observe an amazing natural phenomenon that will not leave anyone indifferent
Getting to know the cuisine of the peoples of the North
Try fish soup, a meat or fish dish and a morse made from northern berries
A journey to the Ends of the Earth
Take a walk around Teriberka, visit the cemetery of ships and admire the views of the ocean
Ethnic immersion
Get acquainted with the culture of the northern peoples and ride a reindeer sled
The capital of the Arctic
You will learn the history of the world's first nuclear icebreaker Lenin, visit the Mayak memorial complex and see a fragment of the Kursk submarine cabin
A boat trip in search of whales
You will have a sea trip through the waters of the Barents Sea and a unique opportunity to see whales, killer whales and other marine life

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to know Murmansk. Photo hunt for the Northern Lights

    You arrive in the hero city of Murmansk by air or railway transport on your own. 

    We recommend arrival before 13:00 so that you have time to get to the hotel and check in.

    Check-in at the hotel according to international standards starts at 14:00. Check-in time at the hotel may be changed/different, in case of postponement of check-in time, things can be left in the luggage room.

    A general gathering of the group for lunch and acquaintance.

    The meeting time of the group is 14:30 at the address: Five Corners square, 5/23 Vorovsky St., Meridian Hotel lobby (the exact time will be indicated by the guide the day before).

    We will go to one of the restaurants in the city for a multi-course set lunch, get to know each other and discuss plans for the day.

    You can order additional items from the menu (to be paid for yourself).

    We are going on a sightseeing tour of the hero city of Murmansk.

    You will learn the origin of the name, get acquainted with the significant architectural sights of Murmansk.

    The first point of the tour will be the Marine Station and the first ship on the planet with a nuclear installation, the nuclear icebreaker Lenin (external inspection, if tickets are available, a visit with an excursion).

    Sad pages of history, we will go to the Memorial "To the Sailors who died in peacetime": a tower stylized as a lighthouse, a ship's anchor and part of the cabin raised from the Kursk submarine, the Church of the Savior on Waters.

    Looking into the distance, you will definitely notice the snow-white figure of a soldier, more than 35 meters high, the next point of the tour will be the Green Cape Hill and the memorial to the "Defenders of the Soviet Arctic", popularly called "Alyosha".

    Not far from the defender of the Arctic, the "Waiting" stands and waits for its sailor, a touching and elegant monument, a collective image of all women who wait for the return of husbands, sons and fathers every minute of their lives.

    After the tour, you will have free time to relax or take a walk in the evening Murmansk. Buy souvenirs and have dinner at the restaurant.

    We're going on a photo hunt!

    The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its appearance.

    Important! Departure is carried out according to favorable forecasts, in the absence of minimal chances, departure can be canceled and postponed to the next day.

    This amazing natural phenomenon does not leave indifferent even those who,
    it would seem that he was used to the wonderful iridescences of color in the night sky. What can we say about those who saw it for the first time! You will not be able to watch the flashes burning in the sky in the city. All the beauty is revealed far from the city lights, in the expanses of northern nature.

    • Gathering of the group at the Meridian Hotel. The guide will tell you the exact time the day before. Please do not be late and always stay in touch, as the northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, the departure time may change.
    • Hunting can take several hours, we kindly ask you to take care of warm clothes and shoes in advance! 
    • During the search, the guide will not only tell you the details and rules of shooting, but also tell you about the wonders that are associated with the northern lights, the nature of its origin, legends and secrets of the unique phenomenon.
    • Photography during the aurora is included in the price. During shooting, it is necessary to listen carefully to the guide, observe safety precautions, turn off the flash on the cameras.
    • Important! The photographer guide takes several general group shots, after each participant's photo. If the duration of the flash allows, you can take some additional pictures. 
    • We are returning to Murmansk, to the starting point. The next day will be no less fabulous.
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  • Day 2 - To the Edge of the World in Teriberka. A boat trip in search of whales. The second trip to the photo hunt for the Northern lights
  • Day 3 - Ethnic Park
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

The tour is not suitable for persons with disabilities, because boarding a boat is very difficult and is not suitable for this category 

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The cost of the tour for 1 person, RUB.:

RateHabitationCost
StandardWithout accommodation42 000
Comfort
(on request)
Hotels: iTerra, Tundra, Needles50 500
Comfort+Hotels: Meridian, Azimut, Cosmos56 900

The cost for Comfort and Comfort+ tariffs is indicated for 1 person with double occupancy.

Single occupancy is possible for an additional fee:

  • Comfort hotels — 5,500 rubles.;
  • hotels 4* — 7 500 rub .
ITerra or TUNDRA or 2 nights
ITerra

ITerra is a hotel in Murmansk, located in the Oktyabrsky district. Parking for car owners is located on its territory.

The rooms are presented in the "Standard" category, which can accommodate one or two guests. 

A continental breakfast is served in the morning. There is also a shared kitchen where you can cook yourself using household appliances and a set of dishes. Nearby there is a cafe "Sim-Sim" and a grocery hypermarket.

In the room:

  • necessary furniture for a relaxing holiday with comfort;
  • free Wi-Fi;
  • LCD TV; 
  • fridge;
  • electric kettle; 
  • The private bathroom is equipped with a shower.
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TUNDRA

TUNDRA Mini-Hotel is located between the Tuloma River and Lake Bolshoe in Murmansk.

The room stock consists of 29 categories. The rooms are decorated in a modern style and equipped with everything necessary for relaxation: comfortable beds, functional furniture. Facilities on the floor. There is free Wi-Fi.

There is a dining room, and a continental breakfast is on the menu from the hotel for a fee. Within walking distance of the cafe "Old Thomas", "Barents", pubs " <url>", "Negroni Club" and the restaurant "Chop BBQ".

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Needles

It is located in the center of Murmansk. The hotel offers 8 comfortable rooms. The hotel is designed in Scandinavian style. Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

A hearty Continental breakfast is served daily from 07:00 to 10:00.

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Meridian 4*

Meridian Congress Hotel is located in Murmansk. There are good conditions for comfortable living and recreation.

The rooms are equipped with necessary appliances and furnished with upholstered furniture. All rooms have a telephone system with long-distance and international access.

You can have lunch or dinner at nearby cafes or restaurants. There are also grocery stores and stalls nearby.

For seminars and conferences, you will be offered a conference room for 50 people or a meeting room for 12 people.

The distance to the nearest train station is about 255 meters, and the airport is 24 kilometers away.

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Azimuth 4*

Azimut Hotel Murmansk is located in the city center. Facilities include Wi-Fi, parking, ATM, business center, gym, sauna, solarium, massage room. A shuttle service can be arranged for an additional fee. 

The interior of the rooms is designed in the same style, each of them has:

  • comfortable furniture;
  • TV;
  • fridge;
  • safe deposit;
  • mini bar;
  • telephone.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Arktika Restaurant. 

The art and local history museums, philharmonic Hall, puppet theater, Central Square are within walking distance. The airport can be reached by car in 40-50 minutes.

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Cosmos 4* (Park Inn by Radisson Poliarnie Zori)

Cosmos 4* Hotel is located in Murmansk. It offers a sauna, a swimming pool, a beauty salon, a parking lot and wireless Internet access.

Rooms of various categories are presented to your attention. Absolutely everyone has a TV, comfortable furniture, a split system, a refrigerator and a spacious bathroom with a set of disposable personal hygiene products. The windows offer a beautiful view.

The restaurant organizes delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners for you every day.

It is possible to hold events of any scale in the conference halls.

Nearby there are city attractions, cafes and shops.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Murmansk

Included in price

All tariffs:

  • tour service:
    • city sightseeing tour;
    • Teriberka;
    • boat trip;
    • ethnic village;
  • 2 trips to the Northern Lights:
    • 1 required;
    • 1 bonus if the forecast is favorable (in case of failure in 1 day);
  • entrance tickets:
    • icebreaker Lenin;
    • Teriberka Nature Park;
    • Sami motives;
    • a place on the boat;
  • nutrition:
    • lunch on each day of the tour;
  • guide services;
  • transport support.

Comfort rate:

  • Accommodation: comfort hotels, standard rooms;
  • Meals: continental breakfasts.

Comfort+ rate:

  • Accommodation: 4* hotel, standard rooms;
  • Meals: breakfast buffet.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Murmansk and back;
  • accommodation, when choosing the Standard fare;
  • single accommodation at the hotel;
  • transfer:
    • airport — hotel — 1,500 rubles per line;
    • railway station — hotel — 500 rubles per line;
  • meals not included in the program and the tariff:
    • breakfast, when choosing the Standard fare;
    • dinners;
  • souvenir products.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothing and shoes:

  • thermal underwear;
  • warm winter jacket and trousers;
  • high warm winter shoes;
  • a cap;
  • scarf;
  • gloves.

Take spare things with you.

Documents, money, etc.:

  • passport;
  • MHI policy;
  • cash;
  • Portable charging;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • personal first aid kit;
  • a backpack for personal belongings.

Snack, water. It is possible to close restaurants due to weather conditions, rolling blackouts, etc., it is best to always have a snack, a bottle of water, a small travel thermos (optional).

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 469
    10 – 12 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    17 – 19 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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