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Travel to The Arctic Sunny Nights

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On the White Sea of the Kola Peninsula, a special coastal country lives and surprises with miracles, where pines overlook high sea shores, and white waves roll smooth lilac amethysts. 

People there are called Pomors and live in ancient villages, known since several centuries ago. Even the names are mesmerizing: Varzuga, Kashkarantsy, Kuzomen, Umba, Kolvitsa, Olenitsa, Kuzreka. 

During this trip, you will see the unusual nature of the Tersky coast, get acquainted with the Pomor antiquity, learn about the traditions and cultural heritage of the region. 

And more - a journey into the past, to the mysterious stone Labyrinth Babylon, wild horses of the Kuzomenskaya desert, ancient shrines, local hospitality, national cuisine, the magic of the polar day. Feel the fairy tale!

€772
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 30 Jun – 4 Jul
Complexity
The load for beginners
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 Nights
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Premium
Group
Up to 16 people
Group meet at
Murmansk
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Main impressions

Nuclear icebreaker “Lenin”

Visit the first nuclear icebreaker and learn a lot of interesting things on a city tour of Murmansk

Wild horses

See friendly horses and treat them to apples

Arctic nature

Enjoy the outstanding views of Pomeranian villages, the shores of the White Sea and Tetrina Tonya

Route

  • Day 1 — Arrival in Murmansk, the White Sea and Labyrinth Babylon

    Morning arrival in Murmansk airport. 

    Meeting and transfer to Krestovaya Gora hotel in Kandalaksha. 

    At 15 meeting a guide. 

    Transfer to the pier for boarding. 

    We are going to one of the most mysterious wonders of the White Sea: Labyrinth Babylon. The Labyrinth dates back to the 3rd century BC and is a system of intricate passages lined with stones, where ancient people performed magical rites. 

    The surroundings of the Labyrinth are magically beautiful: islands, pine trees and a flowering coast. 

    Picnic by the sea at a campfire. 

    In the evening, return to the hotel in Kandalaksha. 

    Overnight.

  • Day 2 — Tetrina tonya and old village Kashkarantsy

    After breakfast, we start our trip along the seashore to Tetrina tonya. 

    Tetrina Tonya is a place where a family of sea dwellers lived in old time. It is very specific, because it has been reconstructed in its original form, as it looked 5 centuries ago. The house and outbuildings were not simple reproduced according to the model of ancient architecture, but everything here works for their intended purpose. 

    A family of sea dwellers lives here as centuries ago and they are very hospitable. We will be offered herring, prepared in the traditional Pomor way, grilled salmon and other delicacies of Pomor cuisine. 

    After lunch, we will continue our journey. 

    If the weather is hot, we can stop to swim in the waters of the White Sea. 

    Further on our way we will see an old village Kashkarantsy, which preserves the special style of architecture inherent in northern Pomor villages. 

    We will visit the Chapel of Unknown Monk, whose story borders on mysticism, and a healing spring nearby. In the evening, we will arrive in Varzuga village and check-in at a country hotel. 

    Dinner.

  • Day 3 — Pomor villages

    Breakfast at 08:00. 

    At 09:00, meeting with the guide in the hotel lobby. 

    Today we will dive into the history of Pomor villages. We will make an off-road trip to the ancient village of Kuzomen at the mouth of the Varzuga River. A sandy road leads to the village, passing only for four-wheel drive vehicles. 

    The pine forest ends with a real desert with sand dunes. We will walk along the authentic Pomor village streets, following wooden sidewalks, viewing traditional buildings, observing everyday rural life. 

    In the desert environs of the village, we will see wild horses that willingly make contact with tourists, accustomed to taking delicacies from their hands: bread and apples. 

    From the village, our way lies along the sea, along the low tide, to the place where the amethyst brush was mined in Soviet times. 

    The open-pit mine is located deep in the forest, more than a kilometer from the sea. Return to the hotel by 14:00. 

    Dinner. 

    After lunch, we are going to meet Varzuga village. 

    We will visit the church complex, the oldest building of which is the Assumption Church, built without a single nail in 1674 The village is divided by the river into two parts: Nikolskaya and Uspenskaya. 

    We will move by boat to the Nikolskaya part of the village, from where we will go along the ecological path from one road cross to another. The trail leads through the forest and through large gentle hills with small lakes. The area is fantastically beautiful. 

    We will go to the sacred springs along the forest path deep in the ancient forest. The worship crosses preserved by the springs date back to the 17th century. It is believed that the water from the spring relieves sorrow and illness. 

    The path leading to the springs sometimes reaches a depth of 15 centimeters, because thousands of feet have walked along it over the past centuries. 

    Return to the hotel by 19:00. 

    Free time. 

    Dinner at 20:00. 

    Overnight.

  • Day 4 — Return to Murmansk, city excursion

    Breakfast at 07:00. 

    At 08:00, get into a bus for transfer to Murmansk. 

    Lunch in a restaurant in Kandalaksha. 

    3-hour city excursion including a visit to the first nuclear icebreaker Lenin upon arrival in Murmansk. 

    Check-in at Meridian Hotel. 

    Time on your own. 

    Dinner in a recommended restaurant.

  • Day 5 — Departure

    Breakfast. 

    Transfer to the airport.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 Nights
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Premium

You are provided with twin/double accommodation in:

  • 1 night in twin rooms in a wooden hotel “Krestovaya Gora” in Kandalaksha;
  • 2 nights in twin rooms in a country hotel in Varzuga village;
  • 1 night in twin rooms in Meridian Hotel in Murmansk.

The cost of the tour per person, RUB:

Group sizeCost
6-12 people₽ 77 000
5 people₽ 83 000
3-4 people₽ 97 000
2 people₽ 132 000

Single supplement: RUB 8 500.

The cost in euros will be calculated at the bank rate on the date of booking.

Meridian Hotel
1 Night
Country hotel in Varzuga village
2 Nights
Wooden hotel “Krestovaya Gora”
1 Night

Important to know

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Travel to The Arctic Sunny Nights

Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Group
Up to people
Complexity
The load for beginners
Group meet at
Murmansk

Included in price

  • accommodation;
  • transfer from Murmansk airport to Kandalaksha city;
  • transfer from Kandalaksha along the White Sea shore according the program and back to Kandalaksha by off-road vehicle(s);
  • transfer from Kandalaksha to Murmansk city;
  • transfer from Murmansk city to Murmansk airport;
  • boat trip to Labyrinth Babylon;
  • excursion to the ethnographic complex "Tetrina Tonya";
  • 3-hour city excursion in Murmansk including a visit to the first nuclear icebreaker;
  • service of English-speaking guide according to the program;
  • meals: 
    • picnic on the 1st day;
    • breakfast, lunch and dinner on the 2nd and 3rd days;
    • breakfast and lunch on the 4th day;
    • breakfast on the 5th day.

Paid extra

  • air flights to Murmansk and back;
  • meals not mentioned in the program;
  • visa invitation: RUB 2500;
  • Aurora Borealis hunting: RUB 5000 (transfers, guide and photographer’s service).
€772
What’s included in the price? Submit request
Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 30 Jun – 4 Jul
Complexity
The load for beginners
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 Nights
Comfort
Basic+
Midscale
Premium
Group
Up to 16 people
Group meet at
Murmansk
The most profitable tickets to Russia

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€772
What’s included in the price? Submit request
Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 30 Jun – 4 Jul

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