Do you want to take a snowmobile ride through places untouched by civilization? If you are an experienced traveler, then this route is for you. Based on the results of previous years, we have put together a new route through the southeast and center of the Kola Peninsula. The key sections of this route will be the area of the Dalniye Caves upland, where we will pass for the first time. There was an area where the steps of space rockets fell and it is still possible to find their fragments. The village of Kanevka will become the extreme point of this route, after which we will drive through the very center of the Kola – the Cave ridge to the village of Krasnoshchelye. 

The advantages of this trip:

  • getting to know the life of the indigenous peoples of the Kola – Pomors, Komi and Sami;
  • a unique natural phenomenon is the opportunity to see the northern Lights;
  • a test of strength – most of the routes pass through virgin snow, which is quite difficult for beginners.

All participants of the tour receive commemorative diplomas of the "Snowmobile Mountain Driving School" and souvenirs. 

Location

G. Kandalaksha
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 24 Feb, 2025
    • 25 Feb – 2 Mar, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Extreme
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
18 years old
Group meet at
G. Kandalaksha
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Snowmobile departure towards the village of Strelna on the Tersk coast of the White Sea

    Meeting guests at the Kandalaksha train station, transfer by minibus to the village of Varzuga (240 km asphalt, dirt).

    Arrival in Varzuga, lunch, briefing and equipment, departure by snowmobile towards the village of Strelna on the Tersk coast of the White Sea.

    On the way, an inspection of the Pomeranian fishing villages, a stop in the villages of Chapoma, Tetrino.

    Arrival in Strelna, accommodation in a guest house.

    Dinner of Pomeranian cuisine – salmon in all kinds, mushrooms, jams.

    Daily mileage: 125 km.

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  • Day 2 - Snowmobile route from Strelna to Kanevka
  • Day 3 - Visit to the Cave Ridge
  • Day 4 - Krasnoshchelye – Lovozero route
  • Day 5 - Visit to the sacred lake Seydozero
Difficulty
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in guest houses Strelna, Kanevka, Krasnoshchelye and Yulinskaya Salma.

Krasnoshchelye or Yulinskaya Salma or 4 nights
Krasnoshchelye

Krasnoshchelye Guest House is located on the outskirts of Krasnoshchelye village, surrounded by a pine forest. Accommodation for 3 people in a room. It's warm, clean and cozy. A shared living room with a TV. Excellent local cuisine – moose, grouse, cloudberry, whitefish. According to many of our guests, they had never tasted such yummy food before! Day toilet on the street, night toilet in the house, washbasin in the house. A hot large bathhouse of local design is a combined steam and washing room.  

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Yulinskaya Salma

Guest house Yulinskaya Salma is a comfortable house with all amenities, accommodation for 2-3 people in a room, bathrooms on the floor. The hotel is homely, delicious homemade food, friendly staff, excellent sauna. There is a mobile connection (Megafon and MTS). 

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Strelna

The guest house in Strelna is very small – in fact, it is the only residential building in the village, but the inconvenience of an overnight stay is more than compensated by the hospitality of the hosts. Dinner of Pomeranian cuisine – salmon in all kinds, mushrooms, jams. There is no mobile connection. 

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Kanevka

Actually, this is not really a guest house. This is the family of Viktor and Natalia Kanev, who accept us. The owners feed in their house, and overnight accommodation for guests in the neighboring house. They are traditionally fed "for slaughter". Overnight in sleeping bags. A light summer sleeping bag is enough - the house is warm. Kanevka has the best sauna in the world. In the world, this is not a typo. There is no mobile connection.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
G. Kandalaksha

Included in price

  • local transfers,
  • Lynx snowmobile rental,
  • Fuel and lubricants,
  • equipment rental,
  • accommodation in hotels on the route,
  • meals specified in the program,
  • bathhouse.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Kandalaksha and back from Kirovsk.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

CLOTHES for a snowmobile expedition:
• T-shirts, underwear, H.B. socks
• Thermal underwear made of thin polartek
• Sweatpants made of thick polartek (fleece), a sweatshirt made of thick fleece, preferably with a "throat" or a sweatshirt or a thick sweater
• A down sweater (thin single-layer down jacket) under a jumpsuit OR a normal down jacket on top of a jumpsuit in case of severe cold weather. You can use a ski jacket or a jumpsuit
• Sweatpants for staying in guest houses
• Thick wool socks 2 pairs, one pair of thermal socks, also thick
• Ski gloves + fleece gloves
• Ski cap, if available – your balaclava, if not – we provide.
• The scarf is warm, if there is a windproof mask on the face. The balaclavas provided by the organizers cover the face well from the cold, but we recommend that you have additional protection.
• Down climbing slippers (highly recommended), rubber slippers for the bath, a personal bath towel (almost everywhere in guest houses they provide, but it is advisable to have your own.
• If you know that your lower back is stiffening, then take with you something warming like a scarf, shawl
• Personal hygiene kit (brush, paste, etc.)
• Cold face cream.
• Personal first aid kit (if there is a need for special medicines)
• Ski mask - worn on top of the helmet (the combination of helmet and ski mask is most optimal for long-distance snowmobile trips)
• Sunglasses
• A small (up to 30 liters) shoulder backpack helps to keep your back warm, in addition, you can put small items you need on the road in it
• Some participants of our tours recommend taking their own small thermoses for tea, it happens that someone does not have enough to drink on the route
• Chocolates, nuts, sweets are also often not superfluous

Don't forget! take a sleeping bag with you for an overnight stay at the Kanevka guest house. The sleeping bag can be thin.
Things must be packed either in a bag or in a backpack, or in a trunk with a volume of no more than 60 liters. Suitcases are prohibited.

We provide:
• A jumpsuit made of thick fabric with a single-layer sintepon lining
• 2 balaclavas – thin and thick
• Helmet with a double-glazed visor - if you have a large head, focus our attention on this!
• Snowmobile boots with felt liner,
• Mittens with fur of the "fur coat" type in case of very severe cold weather.
Attention!!! If you have poor eyesight. Glasses are not allowed on the route – they immediately sweat and freeze. Use contact lenses or special ski goggles with diopters. The organizers will not be able to provide you with such equipment.

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  • US$ 1 405
    20 – 24 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    25 Feb – 2 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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