On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia

On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia

Russia is known to be one of the best places for hunting the Northern Lights. The Arctic Circle crosses half of the country, and obviously, there is an endless stream of possibilities for catching this beautiful phenomenon.
The region of Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula is located in the far north-west of Russia, near Finland. With a population of 300,000, this is the world’s biggest city beyond the Arctic Circle, which makes it an outstanding location to hunt the Aurora Borealis.
Here in this sparsely populated region Russian Northern Lights can be seen from the end of August until April.


Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive Murmansk
Arrive Murmansk airport and transfer to our hotel for overnight. -/-/-

Day 2: Murmansk City Tour. Aurora Borealis.
City tour including Arctic! Alyosha Monument, Kursk Submarine Memorial Complex and the sea port. Optional tour to Lenin Icebreaker (must be prebooked).
After dinner we drive out of the city hunting for Aurora Borealis. The tour will take about 2-3 hours. Hotel in Murmansk. B/-/-

Day 3: Murmansk - Teriberka Village
Teriberka is located on the coast of the Arctic Ocean (the Barents Sea), just 140 km from Murmansk, the tour taking almost three hours. In 2015, thanks to the Oscar-nominated drama movie “Leviathan” from producer Alexei Zvyagintsev, Teriberka village became more known in Russia and also abroad.
After lunch at a local restaurant we visit one of the most northern sand beach in the world, cemetery of old fishing boats and a waterfall, falling to the Arctic Ocean .
Back to Murmansk and hotel overnight. B/-/-

Day 4: Lovozero Saami Village
Lovozero lies about 180 km South-East from Murmansk. Saami people are native people of the Murmansk region. They came to Kola Peninsula from Siberia around 3500 years ago. This ethnos managed to settle down and develop its culture in the environment of the Arctic nature. We will see typical Saami buildings, feed the reindeer. Lunch is included in the program and the menu features Lapland salmon soup, reindeer meat with buckwheat, cowberry pie and herbal tea.
Enjoy a husky dog sledge tour before we head back to Murmansk. Hotel overnight. B/L/-

Day 5: Departure
Transfer to airport and departure. B/-/-


Price Includes:
Airport transfers in Murmansk
Four nights in a 3*** hotel in rooms with private bath and WC incl. breakfast
all transport
tours to Teriberka and Lovozero
husky dog sledge tour
English speaking guide
еntrance fees

Not Included:
International flights
Visa
Tips and personal expenses


Gallery


On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia (Rated 4.75 / 5 Based on 74 Reviews.)
Group Size
6-12
Reservation System Code
RURUNDNL
Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria) 690 , 8 Days

Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria)

Join us on this exciting cycling trip in the heart of the Balkan Mountains. We will bike in...
Roundtrip Iran - Classical Persia 1050 , 10 Days

Roundtrip Iran - Classical Persia

A cultural trip that will show you both modern Iran and ancient Persia. This is a roundtrip...
Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip 690 , 8 Days

Best of Bulgaria Roundtrip

Situated on the Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria is still one of the least explored countries in Europe....

View all» What people say about us

Great
Penguin Travel on Trust Pilot
Based on 86 reviews
Trust Pilot
Binky's Review Verified review Verified
Great caucus Explorer trip
Caucus Explorer( Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan ) was a great trip . Even though our Van is fully...
Beth, 5 May
Daniel's review Verified review Verified
8 day Caucasus trip
5/5 for the Caucasus trip in apr/may 2024. Everything was well planned and executed.
Haris, 3 May
Maribeth's review Verified review Verified
Excellent and Amazing Tour
Excellent tour. My highlight of the tour is Sarajevo, Mostar, Ohrid and more places. I like the itinerary...
Arnold, 6 April
View all»

Blog

09.07.2024 16:01

Photo Diary: Afghanistan Tour (Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir, Mazar-I-Sharif and Other)

In today's article, we will take you on a virtual journey to a misunderstood land where ancient civilizations have left their mark on rugged mountains and sweeping valleys. Afghanistan, a land often overshadowed by conflict, unveils a strikingly different side to those who dare to look beyond the headlines. It's a place of profound beauty and cultural richness, a stark contrast to its war-torn...


27.06.2024 17:45

Everything you need to know about travelling to Afghanistan: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Traveling to Afghanistan in 2024 is an adventure like no other. Despite its rocky past and current political situation, more tourists are starting to explore the country, thanks in part to the Taliban's push for tourism. Penguin Travel is leading the way, having successfully organized a few trips in the last year. Must-see spots include the stunning Bamyan Valley, the gorgeous Band-e-Amir...


17.06.2024 11:32

Best Trekking Trips to do in Europe This Fall: From the Lycian Way to Madeira's Marvels

As the leaves start to turn brown and the summer crowds dwindle, Europe transforms into a trekker's paradise. This fall, grab your hiking boots and explore some of the continent's most stunning trails on a self-guided adventure. Here are six must-visit trekking destinations that promise breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable experiences. Lycian Way, Turkey The Lycian Way in...


13.06.2024 17:20

Everything you need to know about travelling to Syria in 2024: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Syria welcomes you again! For many years, Syria has been in the midst of a civil war, making headlines on a regular basis. However, the country is now slowly returning to a state of peace and tranquility, and some areas are once again open to tourists. In 2022, we resumed our travel programs in Syria and are excited to have the opportunity to showcase all that the country has to offer to...