The radiance of the North. Autumn-winter tour to the Kola Peninsula

The tour will introduce you to the main wonders of the Kola Peninsula! 

Spend 4 days at the very Edge of the world: the vast expanses of the tundra, the largest city beyond the Arctic circle, one of the most beautiful places in Russia — Teriberka, the unique world of the North and immersion in the life of indigenous peoples, the coast of the Arctic Ocean and the colorful mountain peaks of Khibiny.

But the most unforgettable thing that awaits you is the hunt for the northern lights! You will learn the legends and secrets of this unique phenomenon and, if you are lucky enough to catch it, take incredible photos!

The cost of the tour without accommodation is 43,800 rubles.
The cost of a tour with accommodation starts from 54,100 rubles.

Location

Murmansk
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 6 Oct
    • 10 – 13 Oct
    • 17 – 20 Oct
    • 24 – 27 Oct
    • 31 Oct – 3 Nov
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 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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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The legendary Teriberka
Get to know this mysterious village on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, where you can feel the breath of the Arctic
Photo hunt for the Northern Lights
Go in search of an amazing natural phenomenon to see its magical dance and take incredible pictures with you
Sami village
You will listen to stories and legends about the indigenous peoples of the North, play Sami games and chat with reindeer and huskies
Majestic Khibiny
You will visit the very heart of Khibiny — the city of Kirovsk and stop in the most picturesque places to capture all the beauty of the autumn mountains
The hero City of Murmansk
You will learn the history of the world's first nuclear icebreaker Lenin, visit the Mayak Memorial complex and see part of the cabin of the Kursk submarine
Lunch with ocean view
Enjoy fish soup with tender fillet of sea fish and a morse made from fresh northern berries, admiring the enchanting beauties of Teriberka

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in 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 16:00 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 dinner and acquaintance.

    The meeting time of the group is 18:30 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 dinner at one of the restaurants of the Arctic cuisine, get to know each other and discuss plans for the weekend. The menu includes: hot dishes to choose from, dessert, drink and warming tea.

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

    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, are accustomed to the wonderful iridescences of color in the night sky. What can we say about those who saw it for the first time!

    It will not be possible 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 - Ethnic village and majestic Khibiny
  • Day 3 - To the Edge of the World in Teriberka
  • Day 4 - Sightseeing tour of Murmansk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

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

RateHabitationCost
StandardWithout accommodation43 800
Comfort
(on request)
Hotels: iTerra, Tundra, Needles54 100
Comfort+Hotels: Meridian, Azimut, Cosmos57 400

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 — 8,500 rubles.;
  • hotels 4* — 12 500 rub .
Iterra Hotel or Meridian 4* or 3 nights
Iterra Hotel

Iterra hotel is a hotel in Murmansk, located in Oktyabrsky district.

The rooms are presented in the "Standard" category, which can accommodate one or two guests. Each room has the necessary furniture for a relaxing stay in comfort, free Wi-Fi, an LCD TV, a refrigerator, an electric kettle and a private bathroom with a shower.

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.

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Another option
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.

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Another option
AZIMUT City Hotel Murmansk 4*

Offering a restaurant, Azimut Hotel is located in the center of Murmansk, right next to 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.

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Park Inn by Radisson Poliarnie Zori, Murmansk 4*

Offering panoramic views of the Kola Bay, Park Inn by Radisson Poliarnie Zori is located in the center of Murmansk. The hotel has a fitness center with a sauna, a small pool and a hot tub.

The rooms at Park Inn by Radisson Poliarnie Zori feature a work desk and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. An electric kettle with tea and coffee is provided. The bathrooms come with underfloor heating, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. The Polar Dawns Restaurant serves Russian and European cuisine. There is also a nightclub and 2 bars where you can enjoy a variety of cocktails and drinks.

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Tundra Hotel

We invite you to relax in an extraordinary city on the edge of a deep-water bay on the Barents Sea.

24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Ironing services, as well as fax and photocopying services are available.

All rooms have a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a private bathroom, and a wardrobe.

We have a dining area and a continental breakfast is served.

Convenient location in a quiet courtyard in the center of Murmansk:

  • Murmansk Airport is 30 km from the hotel.
  • It will take 5 minutes by car from the hotel to the Five Corners Square.
  • Murmansk Mall Shopping Mall, the largest shopping and entertainment complex project in the region, is a 5-minute walk away.
Another option
Needles

Mini-hotel Khvoya is located in the Oktyabrsky district in the city of Murmansk. The public transport stop "Akademika Knipovich Street" is 230 m away. Parking is available for guests by car.

The rooms have beds, bedside tables, a spacious wardrobe, a table with a chair, as well as Wi-Fi, a TV with cable TV and a safe, the bathroom has a hairdryer.

The shared kitchen has an electric kettle, stove, refrigerator and dining area. Cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops are within walking distance.

There is a shopping mall with children's playrooms and a cinema nearby. The distance to Murmansk International Airport. Nicholas II is 28 km away, and the train station is 1.5 km away.

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Tour conditions

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

Included in price

All tariffs:

  • tour service:
    • city sightseeing tour;
    • Teriberka;
    • Kirovsk;
    • 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;
  • nutrition:
    • lunches (2-3 days);
    • dinner on the 1st day;
  • 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;
  • nutrition:
    • breakfast, when choosing the Standard fare;
    • lunches and dinners not included in the program;
  • souvenir products.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothing and shoes:

  • Autumn: Windproof and waterproof clothing. Jackets preferably with a hood. The weather in the North is often changeable, precipitation is possible. A headdress. A set of thermal underwear and a fleece jacket. Comfortable waterproof shoes. Ideally, trekking boots or sneakers.
  • Winter: Thermal underwear, warm winter jacket and trousers, high warm winter shoes, hat, 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$ 492
    3 – 6 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 492
    10 – 13 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 492
    17 – 20 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 492
    24 – 27 Oct 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 492
    31 Oct – 3 Nov 4 days 3 nights
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