The colors of the Arctic. From Teriberka to Lovozersk tundra

The tour is designed specifically for the most colorful period of the Arctic autumn — the first half of September. 

Only 3 weeks a year, the Kola Peninsula boasts a unique combination of a riot of autumn colors, the beginning of the Northern Lights hunting season and still warm weather for traveling to summer locations.

Welcome to the capital of the Arctic in September, it is a real pleasure to visit Murmansk during this period!

Location

Murmansk
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Aug – 1 Sep
    • 5 – 8 Sep
    • 12 – 15 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
6 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
We will go hunting for the shining twice, which increases our chances of catching it
Boat trip
We will go out into the Barents Sea and, if we are lucky, we will see whales and other marine life
A gourmet treat
Enjoy the flavors of Arctic cuisine and the freshest seafood
Majestic Khibiny
Let's admire the mountains in autumn decoration during an all-terrain vehicle tour
The famous Teriberka
We will visit the ocean coast, the "graveyard of ships", the Battery Waterfall and the dragon Eggs beach
Trekking in the Lovozero tundra
We will walk along the plateau to the circus, which offers an incredible view of the expanses of the Kola Peninsula

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to the Far North, to the hero city of Murmansk!

    Arrival in Murmansk

    We recommend arriving in Murmansk before 16:00 on the first day so that you can check into the hotel, relax and leave your things.

    The transfer is not included in the price of the tour. You get to Murmansk on your own. Yandex taxi services operate in the region.

    Welcome Arctic dinner at a restaurant in the center of Murmansk. Included in the price of the tour. We will try the Arctic cuisine and get to know the team.

    If the forecast is favorable, go on a tour to hunt for the northern lights. The duration of the tour is 3-5 hours. Photography is included in the price of the tour. 

    The tour program includes 2 trips to hunt for the northern lights without additional charges, which significantly increases our chances of catching it!

    The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its appearance. If we do not see the northern Lights during hunting trips, then there are no discounts and refunds.

    How the Northern Lights tour is going:

    1. The gathering of tourists takes place in the parking lot at the entrance to the Azimut hotel (in the center of Murmansk). Approximate time of the training camp: 20:00-22:00. The exact time and place of the training camp will be announced by the coordinator the day before.
    2. Let's go on tour! The duration of the hunt is 3-5 hours, depending on how quickly we find a clear sky. The northern lights themselves can appear at any moment!
    3. Photography is included in the price of the tour. First, we will take group photos, then individual ones on a first-come, first-served basis.
    4. To keep warm, you will be offered hot tea with light snacks (sweets, chocolate, cookies).
    5. After this tour, you will be taken to your place of residence in Murmansk. 
    6. You will receive photos within 3-4 days after the end of the tour in the format of the references to Google Drive, Yandex Disk or other cloud storage.
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  • Day 2 - Teriberka, the edge of the earth and a boat trip with a whale search
  • Day 3 - Majestic and ancient Khibiny Mountains
  • Day 4 - Trekking tour to the ancient Lovozero tundra
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The tour is suitable for most tourists. Moderate exercise (minimal physical training is desirable), the tour may include hiking routes for 30 minutes or more.

Trekking tour to the Lovozero tundra requires minimal physical training. If you have physical activity restrictions and other nuances, then be sure to warn the booking department manager about this before making an advance payment.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

Tour formatDouble occupancySingle occupancy
Tour with 3 nights stay in a 3* hotel + breakfast
Hotel: Glarus
68 90075 700
Tour with 3 nights stay in a 4* hotel + breakfast
Hotels: Azimut, Meridian
73 90080 900

Discount for a child of 6-13 years old inclusive — 2,500 rubles.

Glarus Hotel 3* or Azimut Hotel 4* or 3 nights
Glarus Hotel 3*

Glarus Hotel is located in Murmansk, an 8-minute walk from Central Park. Free private parking is available on site. 

The Central Stadium is a 15-minute walk away.

The rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a TV.

It features a restaurant, sauna and snack bar.

Murmansk Train and Bus Stations are an 8-minute walk from the hotel. Murmansk Airport is 31 km away.

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Another option
Azimut Hotel 4*

Offering a restaurant, Azimut Hotel is located in the center of Murmansk, right by the Central Park and a 5-minute walk from the Central Stadium.

The rooms are decorated in bright colors and feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. 

Blackout curtains are also provided. Each room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Azimut Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. The hotel also offers conference rooms, a tour desk and luggage storage.

Murmansk Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. Murmansk International Airport is 32 km away.

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Another option
Meridian Hotel 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.

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

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Murmansk

Included in price

  • 2 trips to hunt for the Northern lights;
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotels 3*/4* during the tour;
  • panoramic mountain tour;
  • tour to Teriberka to the ocean coast;
  • visit to the Dragon Eggs beach and Teribersky Waterfall;
  • trekking tour to Lovozersk tundra;
  • professional guide with at least 5 years of experience and guided tours; program service;
  • meals according to the program: 
    • breakfast at the hotel, lunch during excursions;
    • welcome Arctic dinner on the first day of the tour;
  • transfer to the airport on the final day of the tour;
  • excursion to Khibiny, Kirovsk;
  • going on a boat trip in Teriberka;
  • registration of passes to Teriberka;
  • Arctic cuisine and seafood in restaurants according to the program;
  • entrance tickets according to the program;
  • transportation services according to the program on modern Mercedes Sprinter.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Murmansk and back;
  • transfer on the first day of the tour;
  • meals outside the program;
  • souvenirs, personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • windproof and waterproof outdoor clothing;
  • a cap;
  • gloves for the weather;
  • comfortable trekking shoes;
  • an additional set of warm clothes in case of getting wet;
  • mosquito repellent.

After booking, we will send you a memo with a list of necessary items.

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If the boat trip is canceled?
Will there be northern lights?
Does it make sense to take your camera and tripod with you to take pictures of the northern lights?
Are there any possible changes in the program?
Why choose this particular tour?
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 777
    29 Aug – 1 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    5 – 8 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    12 – 15 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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