Whales, radiance, Teriberka. Sightseeing tour

Welcome to the autumn Arctic! An exciting journey to the Far North awaits us — only the North Pole is further away.

We will go hunting for the northern lights with a professional photographer guide, take a trip to the legendary Teriberka, get acquainted with the culture of the Sami people and go out to the Barents Sea in search of whales.

Location

Russia, Murmansk
from
US$ 567
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Aug – 1 Sep
    • 5 – 8 Sep
    • 12 – 15 Sep
    • 19 – 22 Sep
    • 26 – 29 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Murmansk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Wonders of the North
Let's go in search of a fabulous phenomenon — the northern lights
The capital of the Arctic
Let's get acquainted with the hero city of Murmansk
Towards the whales
Let's try our luck to see whales and other inhabitants of the Barents Sea
Red deer
Let's meet the handsome reindeer and treat them to a yagel
The famous Teriberka
We will visit the "heavenly" swing, the eternal parking of ships and the dragon eggs beach
Ethnic immersion
We will visit the home of the indigenous peoples, talk in the Sami language and taste the national cuisine

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Murmansk. Hunting for the Northern Lights

    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.

    You arrive at the hotel in Murmansk on your own. 

    Before hunting for the northern lights, we recommend having a good dinner to be full of energy.

    Departure for the hunt for the northern lights. The duration of the tour is 3-5 hours. 

    Photography is included in the price of the tour. You will go hunting with a professional photographer guide who will do his best to find the amazing Aurora for you!

    The tour includes 2 trips to the Northern Lights without additional charges, which increases our chances of seeing it up to 98%!

    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 the starry 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 the tour, you will be taken to your place of residence in Murmansk. The approximate time of return to the city is 00:00-02:00.
    6. You will receive photos after the tour for 3-4 days in the format of a link to Google Drive or Yandex Disk.

    Important! The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its appearance. In total, the program includes 2 trips to the Northern Lights tour.

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  • Day 2 - A trip to the Edge of the Earth in Teriberka
  • Day 3 - Getting to know the capital of the Arctic
  • Day 4 - Culture and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the North
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

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

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

Accommodation is provided in one of three hotels of the tourist's choice.

Tour formatDouble occupancySingle occupancy
Tour with 3 nights stay in a 3* hotel + breakfast49 900 58 900
Tour with 3 nights stay in a 4* hotel + breakfast  55 800 67 100 
Azimut Hotel 4* or Meridian Hotel 4* or 3 nights
Azimut Hotel 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.

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*

Located in the heart of Murmansk, Meridian Congress Hotel offers rooms with satellite TV. 

Free Wi-Fi is available anywhere in the hotel.

All rooms at the Meridian Hotel are simply furnished. Some rooms have a living room.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also has a massage room.

A variety of local and international dishes are served at the hotel's restaurant. The bar offers light snacks and refreshing drinks.

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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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Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • 2 trips to hunt for the Northern lights;
  • photographing against the background of the northern lights during a successful hunt;
  • excursion to Teriberka on the ocean coast (group);
  • going on a boat trip in Teriberka (2 hours);
  • excursion to the ethnic village (group);
  • cooking class in an ethnic village;
  • sightseeing tour of Murmansk (group);
  • meals specified in the program: breakfast at the hotel, lunch during excursions;
  • professional guide and tour service according to the program;
  • ground transportation service according to the program (Mercedes Sprinter or similar);
  • registration of passes to Teriberka and entrance tickets according to the program;
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotels 3*/4* during the tour.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Murmansk and back;
  • airport transfer;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • souvenirs, personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport (be sure to take your passport with you on an excursion to Teriberka);
  • MHI policy;
  • cash;
  • personal thermos or thermos cup (optional);
  • Portable charging;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • personal first aid kit;
  • backpack for personal belongings;
  • foam for sitting in nature.

Clothing Recommendations:

  • windproof and waterproof outdoor clothing;
  • a cap;
  • sports (hiking) pants and a windbreaker with a hood;
  • sunglasses;
  • gloves for the weather;
  • comfortable trekking shoes;
  • an additional set of warm clothes in case of getting wet;
  • mosquito repellent.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 567
    29 Aug – 1 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 567
    5 – 8 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    12 – 15 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    19 – 22 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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    26 – 29 Sep 4 days 3 nights
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