On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia

On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia
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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.

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
Tips and personal expenses


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