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Program: Photo Adventures >>KTAB06

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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 in Murmansk region
with winter activities!

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 at 11:05am by plane from St. Petersburg. Meeting by a guide with a car and drive to Murmansk city. Lunch in a restaurant. 3 hour city tour visiting places of interests, 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. Visit the first nuclear icebreaker "Lenin". Transfer to Kirovsk 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. (L)

Day 2: Breakfast. Check-out. 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 coloured 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 Rescue Centre 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 3: Breakfast. At 09.00 transfer back to Murmansk. On the way we are going to visit the Siberian Husky farm. Siberian Husky 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 Husky farm. We are welcome with hot tea and traditional pies. We will learn the wonderful story of the race "Siberian Husky", 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. We continue our drive to Murmansk and on the way we will visit the Saami settlement. The Saami settlement is located at a place of traditional reindeer grazing areas. Saami who live there have a way of life which almost has not changed over the last century. There are some traditional dwellings with floor covered by reindeer fur (Kuvaksa) standing at the place. Several beautiful reindeers are always in the settlement and they like to be stroked and fed by carrot and bred. Also there are foxes and polar foxes, hairs, falcon, and a big black raven. A reindeer man will tell us interesting stories about the past and the present days of Saami people, legends and songs. It will be offered to play some Saami traditional games and try your hand at throwing a lasso. Those who like may put on Saami clothes and make photos with reindeers. It is possible to buy reindeer fur, items made of reindeer horns, stones and wood, special northern souvenirs. Fish soup will be offered. After transfer to Murmansk airport. (B,L)
 

Program details:

Possible tour highlights:
• Kola Peninsula: Aurora Borealis
• Places of interests of Murmansk city
• First Nuclear Icebreaker LENIN
• Northern Navy Museum
• Monchegorsk: ski-tour
• Kirovsk: Snow village tour
• Kirovsk: snow shoe hiking tour
• Kirovsk: snow mobile tour
• Lovozero area: Siberian Husky Farm
• Lovozero area: Saami Settlement
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 and English interpreter service in Murmansk city at Day 1 for 3 hour excursion incl. Lunch and entrance ticket to the First nuclear icebreaker "Lenin"
• transfer from Murmansk city to Kirovsk city
• transfer from Kirovsk city to the Husky Farm to the Saami Settlement to Murmansk airport
• 4 hour snowmobiling tour in Khibiny mountains "Charm of Kuelporr"
• program at Husky Farm
• program at Saami Settlement
• meals mentioned in the program: B – breakfast, L – lunch
• guide service during snowmobiling tour
• guide and English interpreter service at Husky Farm
Optional:
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
• 1 Day skiing tour in Monchegorsk suburbs: 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
• Entrance ticket to the Snow Village: RUR 400, -- pp (weekly); RUR 600, -- pp
(weekends and holidays)
• Taxi from Snow village to Kirovsk: RUR 150 - 200, -- per car
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, 04-08/01/2018, 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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