This kayaking tour goes from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the most northern point which we can reach by kayak; 30 km from the Arctic Ocean! The kayaking tour start not far from Saami village Lovozero on the shore of the Lovozero lake with itвЂв„ўs hundreds of islands and charming nature of northern forests. We paddle northwards to the quiet and beautiful river Voronia. The stretch of the Voronia River is about 100 km and closer to the Arctic Ocean the river will be wider and the landscape changes from Pine and Spruce forest into the northern Tundra where only Birches and birch bushes can survive. We will pass many islands in this beautiful land of small rivers and lakes where nobody lives.
During the tour our experienced guide will tell you all about the Russian Northern Tundra and takes care for
your delicious meals, mostly cooked on campfires. The overnights will be in tents. You can meet all great
variety of the northern nature.
Cities of the Kola Peninsula will offer you all the best excursions to introduce you the History and culture of our Northern region. Welcome!
By your request we help you to choose a way of coming to us which is more suitable for you. We can meet you in any airport or railway station in Russia as well as in Finland or Norway.
Day 1: Arrival in Monchegorsk city. Check-in at the hotel. Dinner on your own.
Day 2: After breakfast transfer to Saami village Lovozero with our off-road bus. After visiting the National Saami Museum transfer to the start point of the kayaking tour on the shore of Lovozero Lake in the centre of the Kola Peninsula. Paddling the first stretch between the many islands to the beginning of the Voronia River. Lunch during the day and dinner on the shore of the River. Overnight in tents. Kayaking distance: 20 km.
Day 3 to 5: Every day after a good breakfast we paddle about 20 km with a snack stop on the water, a lunch break (with campfire) on one the many beautiful shores of the river and at the end of the paddling day we make a camp with campfire and have a good dinner. During the tour we can try our luck in fishing. Overnight in tents. Kayaking daily distance: 20 km.
Day 6: Breakfast. Today we are going to finish our trip in the Northern part of Kola Peninsula. Our off-road bus is waiting on the shore close to a big dam. Transfer to Murmansk and check-in at a hotel. Dinner on your own. Kayaking distance: 20 km
Day 7: Breakfast. Departure.
OPTIONAL: Day excursion on day 7 in Murmansk; Worlds biggest city above Polar circle! Overnight in the hotel and at day 8 Saturday departure after breakfast.
|Level:||The participant must have experience in kayaking and must have a good condition. There were no significant rapids on the route.|
|Group size:||4-11 persons (international participation possible)|
|Price includes:||Accommodation, mentioned meals, transfer by off-road vehicle from/to Kandalaksha city, luggage transport, experienced local guide and English interpreter, visa invitation, medical rescue insurance including helicopter evacuation in emergency case.|
|Documents:||Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.|
|Insurance:||The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.|
|Total length:||230 km||Largest daily cycling distance:||45 km|
|Asphalt roads:||35 km||Average daily cycling distance:||230 km|
|Unpaved roads:||195 km||Lowest point of the route:||170 meter|
|Smallest daily cycling distance:||30 km||Highest point of the route:||500 meter|
|Amount of active cycling days:||5 days|
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