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Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, aurora borealis, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, Murmansk, russia, kola travel

Program: Photo Adventures >>KTAB04

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These photos are taken in the evening of Russian National Women Day (8th of March 2012) and just in the lights of Monchegorsk city.
Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, aurora borealis, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, Murmansk, russia, kola travel

Aurora Borealis and active Winter Holiday
behind the Polar Circle

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is a unique natural phenomenon, the dancing fluorescent ribbons that light up the night sky.
Living on the Kola Peninsula we have an opportunity to observe one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena more than 150 nights during a year. You can see this most impressive light show – lasting from a few minutes to several days.

 

The sunspots produce solar flares creating the northern lights when they hit the earth’s atmosphere. The Northern Lights start to be seen from middle of August and up till the end of April in the sky above the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions what makes the Northern Russia and especially the Kola Peninsula ideal location for observing it.

We cannot create Aurora Borealis or to book it from The God as well as to guarantee the clear cloudless sky. You need fortune to catch the stroke of luck. It is like with real hunting – you never know if you come back with a trophy. We can do a broadcasting but not earlier than 1-2 days in front with probability of Northern Lights appearing of 90%. So, we offer our tours without reservation of our guide for Aurora Borealis watching. If you want to be more sure to see Northern Lights you can make preliminary reservation for Aurora Borealis Night watching accompanied with our guide. In this case if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky for the coming night the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the "hunting". The guide brings you to a place where the Northern Lights can appear in the sky with 90% probability.
 

The same days can be spend for more activities in the city and in suburb behind the Polar Circle depend on time of the year: excursions and museums, skiing and snowmobiling, snow fun, meeting Saami culture,
watching Barents sea shore, delicious traditional food in local restaurants, and many other things.
Ask us!
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The Solar Maximum happens about every 11 years. Do not miss this unique opportunity!

 

 

Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, aurora borealis, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, Murmansk, russia, kola travel
 

Program description:

Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport. Since this very moment you get chance to see Northern Lights. Look at the sky from time to time to catch it! Meeting by a taxi with a name plate and transfer to the hotel Ogni Murmanska, check-in. The hotel is located on a rock above the city and far away from city lights. If there is Northern Light in the sky you can go out and make first photos. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Breakfast. At 10.00 a guide with a minibus or a car comes to the hotel to pick you up. We have the whole day in the city, visiting places of interests,
museums, watching city life. The guide tells the history of the city and show a lot of specialties connected to events happened for past 100 years. One of highlights of the city is Second World War Memorial "ALESHA". The majestic monument for The Defenders of the Arctic was installed on a high hill above Murmansk in 1974 in memory of the War; a figure of a watchman with a rifle of a height of 34 meters, which is visible almost from any point of the city. The best place to make panoramic photos of the city and harbours. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit the first nuclear icebreaker "Lenin". After lunch we continue our city travel. Visit to the Naval Museum explores the history of the Northern Russian Navy with photographs, uniforms and other artifacts, as well as models of ships and submarines or the Regional Historical Museum with its
exhibitions of flora and fauna of the Kola peninsula, history and culture of the Russian North up to the present days, mineralogical stands. At 17.00 we are back to the hotel for collecting luggage. Transfer to Monchegorsk city and check-in at a hotel. Overnight in the hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide
comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Northern Lights. (B,L)

Day 3: Breakfast. At 10.00 a guide meet you at the hotel and bring by car to the start point at the ski tour. We ski in the surroundings of Monchegorsk close to Khibiny Mountain Tundra. The North winter is rich for showing its beauty: our trek will go along iced lake and then via virgin ancient forest sleeping under fluffy snow blanket. Lunch during skiing day. At 18.00 coming back to the hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Northern Lights. Overnight in the hotel. (B,L)


Day 4: Breakfast. Check-out. Departure. Transfer to Kirovsk and check-in at a hotel. Call taxi to come to Snow village (7 km). It is a big construction with sculptures and labyrinths, being made entirely of ice and snow - natural and pure materials. Illuminated with colored lights corridors, halls and rooms take us into a fantastic world of winter tale, where Santa Claus and Snow Maiden welcome guests. Snow shoes can be rented for hiking in the surrounding nature.
At 14.00 take a snowmobile safari. After changing clothes and short introduction, start to drive to Khibiny mountains. We go from the Snow village via Maly Vudyavr valley and Kukisvumsk valley to a Resque Center in a heart of Khibiny mountains. There we will have shashlyk lunch and a glass of mulled wine. After that we go snowmobiling to the top point to see the valley from a bird eye. Then we drive back to the Snow village. Call taxi to be back to the hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Northern Lights. Overnight in the hotel. (B,L)


Day 5: Breakfast. At 10.00 transfer back to Murmansk. On the way we are going to visit the Siberian Huski farm. Siberian Huski farm is located in Lovozero area – place of living
Saami people in Kola Peninsula. From the 65th km of Lovozero road we are
picked up by a sledge pulled by a snowmobile to reach the Huski farm. We are
welcome with hot tea and traditional pies. We will learn the wonderful story of the race "Siberian Huski", can communicate with the charming and sweet dogs as well as to see reindeers and sledge behind them. After the detailed introduction how to manage a dog’s sledge you will start to move along the specially prepared forest route ruling the sledge by yourself. Later we will have lunch in traditional dwelling named CHUM (like wigwam) and listen stories about Northern nature and local traditions. After we go back the same way to the 65th km of the main road. At 6 PM we drive to Murmansk (120 km). Arrival in the hotel around 19.00. Overnight at Ogni Murmanska hotel. (B,L).

Day 6: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. (B)
 

Program details:

Possible tour highlights:
• Kola Peninsula: Aurora Borealis
• Places of interests of Murmansk city
• The Regional Historical Museum
• First Nuclear Icebreaker LENIN
• Northern Navy Museum
• Monchegorsk: ski-tour
• Kirovsk: snow mobile tour
• Lovozero area: Siberian Husky Farm
Accommodation:
• 2 nights in twin or double room in tourist class hotel in Murmansk
• 2 nights in twin or double room in tourist class hotel in Monchegorsk
• 1 night in twin or double room in tourist class hotel in Kirovsk
Level:
not applicable
Group size:
from 1 person
Duration:
6 days (or more on request)
Dates:
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Price:
Prices on request. Click >>info@kolatravel.com for an offer!
Price includes:
• Accommodation
• Meeting at Murmansk airport
• Car service in Murmansk city at Day 2 from 10.00 to 17.00
• Transfer from Murmansk city to Monchegorsk city
• Transfer from Monchegorsk city to Kirovsk city
• Transfer from Kirovsk city to Husky Farm and then to Murmansk city
• Transfer to Murmansk airport
• Excursion in icebreaker "Lenin"
• Excursion in Regional Historical Museum or in Naval Museum
• One day skiing tour in Monchegorsk suburbs incl. ski rental
• 4 hour snowmobiling tour in Khibiny mountains
• Entrance ticket to the Snow Village
• Program at Husky Farm
• Meals mentioned in the program: B – breakfast, L – lunch
• Guide and English interpreter service during excursion in Murmansk
• Guide service during skiing tour and snowmobiling tour
• Guide and English interpreter service at Husky Farm
Optional:
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
• 1 Day tour to Saami Settlement: price depends on amount of participants
• Snow shoe rental cost: RUR 500 per person per day.
• Guide service for northern lights watching EUR 15 per hour.
• Dinner in the hotel restaurant ala carte: approx. EUR 30 pp
• Guide service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• 3 person car service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• 8 person bus service for northern light watching: EUR 20 per hour
• 18 person bus service for northern light watching: EUR 28 per hour
Documents:
Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.
 

Program Overview

Nothern Lights (Aurora Borealis):

<<Click on program code for more details!
Code
Name Days Group Data (dd.mm.yy) Activity
KTAB02 New!
Aurora tour: Window on Space. Watch Aurora Borelis in Northwest Russia with English speaking guide. Includes Saami Setlement, Snow village, Husky farm and snowmobile safari. Guaranteed start at 18-12-2017. 5 From 1
Guaranteed dates: 18-22/12/2017, 17-21/02/2018 and 17-21/03/2018. Other dates on request.
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami
KTAB06 New!
Aurora Borealis - Winter Adventure. Program is like Aurora tour 'Window on Space' holiday, but in 3 days and with guaranteed date on 24-12-2017. 3 From 1
Guaranteed dates: 24-26/12/2017, 04-06/01/2018, 14-16/02/2018, 22-24/03/2018. Other dates on request.
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami
KTAB01 New!
Aurora Borealis - Arctic Adventure. Aurora Borealis watching tour with activies over day, like; visit Saami Setlement, Snow village, Husky farm and snowmobile safari. Guaranteed start at 03-01-2018. 6 From 1
Guaranteed date: from 03-01 until 07-01-2018. Other dates on request.
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami

KTAB01
Catching Aurora Borealis by photo camera. Watching Aurora Borealis, tasting the culture of Kola Peninsula, skiing, and snowmobiling. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB02
Watch the Northern Lights; The window to space!Hunting the Northern Lights by camera, sightseeing on Kola Peninsula, possibility to expand the holiday with extra days/excursions. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB04
Aurora Borealis and active winter holiday. Catch Northern Lights in dark desolate place on Kola Peninsula and be active with skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari. 6 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
KTAB04
Aurora Borealis and active winter holiday. Catch Northern Lights in dark desolate place on Kola Peninsula and be active with skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari. 6 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
KTAB06
Aurora Borealis with winter activities. Program is about KTAB04, but in 3 days!. 3 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
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