4x4 Off-road Adventures Northwest Russia

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Discover Northwest Russia by 4x4 Off-road driving. Drive your own 4x4. KolaTravel 4x4 holidays 4x4 car rental 4x4 tours 4x4 adventures kolaTravel 4x4 four wheel drive car 4x4 holidays 4x4 army bus 4x4 tours Polar off-road kola peninsula russian lapland northwest russia murmansk oblast region jeep wild nature pomor saami tersky coast tour villages white baltic barents sea culture adrenaline

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Map of the 4x4 Polar off-road touron Kola Peninsula Northwest Russia kolaTravel 4x4 four wheel drive car 4x4 holidays 4x4 army bus 4x4 tours Polar off-road kola peninsula russian lapland northwest russia murmansk oblast region jeep wild nature pomor saami tersky coast tour villages white baltic barents sea culture adrenaline
 

4x4 Northwest Russia Off-road specification:

Total length: 2.500 km
Asphalt road: 1500 km, Off-road:  1000 km
Lowest point of the route: sea-level (0 mtr)
Highest point of the route: 1100 meter
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4x4 Northwest Russia Off-road
From the Baltic Sea to the Barents Sea


17 days full of impressions and 4x4 adventure!
This is the longest and most extended 4x4 tour of the Northwest part of Russia.

The tour starts in Saint-Petersburg, goes via Karelia to Murmansk on the Kola Peninsula. You will cross the Polar Circle! The tour is a mix of different roads, from asphalt to old forests  and mountain roads, and even on sandy beaches, and dune areas.

 

You get to be acquainted with the most famous places of Northwest Russia with excursions in Saint-Petersburg "Venice of the North", the Kivach waterfalls, ancient rock carvings, the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea and your guide will show you the nice places on the Kola Peninsula which are inaccessible for other types of vehicles, like old Pomor villages on the White Sea Tersky Coast, Stalinists labour camps of the years 1930th and 1940th in the tundra and you will have beautiful views from a point on 1100 meters high in the Lovozero mountains.

Your experienced guide will drive a 4x4 Russian army truck. The truck has a winch and all necessary tools not to be stuck and serves as service car for the 4x4 car-participants and helps them in difficult situations. The bus is well equipped for 6 passengers and contains a 220V generator, refrigerators and a kitchen. The accommodation during the 4x4 tour will be in hotels lodges and tents. You will experience delicious traditional meals, the midnight sun and the culture of our beautiful Russian North.
 

 

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Northwest Russia Off-road  tour description:

 
Day 1,Saturday: Guide meets you at the border. Travel to Saint Petersburg, check-in at hotel. Walk along the Neva Embankment in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2, Sunday: After breakfast sightseeing tour in Saint Petersburg by minibus (3 hours). Lunch in an old restaurant beside Palace Square. Visit the Hermitage. Dinner in the Count Souvorov Restaurant in the tower of Vorontsovsky Palace. In the evening – music show in the Saint Petersburg Music Hall. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3, Monday: Breakfast. Travel to Petrozavodsk (~600 km). This is without a guide as it is by major road. Lunch can be in any roadside café. Hotel check-in upon arrival. Hiking excursion in the city according to our recommendations and a city map. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. (You should take care of some sandwiches and drinks with you for the next day lunch because the Kizhi Island doesn’t have any possibility to get meal).

Day 4, Tuesday: Breakfast. Drive to the harbour. At 10.00 a boat starts for an excursion to Kizhi Island. A guide meets you at Kizhi place. Coming back at 16.30. Drive to the "Northern Odissey" Club for watching marine museum exposition and visiting replicas of old ships. Dinner on a board of one of the ship. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5, Wednesday: Breakfast. Start to drive to Marsialnye Vody (Mars’ Water) Resort and Kivach Waterfall. Continue to the Girvas Volcano – the route pass through the old Russian village of Kosalma situated between two lakes. Lunch on the way. Continue to Kem and check-in at hotel on the White Sea shore. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6, Thursday: After breakfast at 07:30 o’clock sea excursion to Solovetsky Islands; lunch in a restaurant; return in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7, Friday: Drive 325 km along the main road. Lunch in a roadside café on the way. Arrival in Kandalaksha and check-in at a hotel. Dinner in a restaurant (without a guide). In the evening you can drive/walk to the old quarter of Kandalaksha to view old Pomor houses and have a nice view over the Kanda Bay.

4x4 Polar Off-road tour (KTOR01)

 
Day 8, Saturday: Breakfast. Guide picks you up at 8:00 o’clock and drive eastwards; Your Polar Off-road Adventure starts after 5 km with a breath taking downhill drive to the White Sea shore where we stop for short walk to the ancient stone structure of the 'Babylon' Labyrinth. Lunch in forest. Continue to Umba village to watch a performance by the Pomor Folk Ensemble. Proceed to beautiful wooden cottage on the White Sea coast close to Umba, where we will have sauna, dinner and overnight. Asphalt: 110 km, Gravel: 0 km, Off-road: 30 km.

Day 9, Sunday: After breakfast drive to fishing settlement Tetrina Tonya for excursion. Continue driving along the coast; weather-permitting, a swim at a sand beach. Lunch by the sea. Arrive at Kashkarantsy, a traditional Pomor village. Drive a picturesque coastal track to Lodochny Bay. Visit the Chapel of the Unknown Monk. Visit an old Amethyst mine close to "Cape Ship" which juts far into the White Sea. Sauna, dinner and overnight at our simple wooden houses on Lodochny Ruchey.  In the evening you can try your luck in finding your own lucky Amethyst stone or go for a swim in the White Sea. Asphalt: 40 km, Gravel: 60 km, Off-road: 60 km.

Day 10, Monday: Breakfast. Drive to the mouth of the Varzuga River – the easternmost point on the Kola Peninsula accessible by terrain vehicles. We continue the sandy roads to the 17th century village of Kuzomen. Lunch in Pine dunes. Via sand dunes and forest roads, continue to Varzuga, the earliest settlement on the Tersky Coast. Visit the still-functioning Uspenskaya Orthodox Church, constructed in 1674. Optional by rowing boat across the Varzuga River, for a walk among traditional wooden houses and a short hike through forest to springs welling out of the sand (8 km). Drive back for overnight and sauna and dinner in our cosy wooden houses on Lodochny Ruchey. Possibility to drive more along the shore or forest tracks or to find Amethyst stones.
Asphalt: 0 km, Gravel: 25 km, Off-road: 50 km.
Remark: This day can also be done in opposite direction depending on the tide of the White Sea.

Day 11, Tuesday: After breakfast drive back for 80 km to a small village along coast gravel road and continue north wards to Kirovsk via an unused challenging forest road. We have to concur muddy, stony and sandy tracks and to cross several rivers. Wilderness lunch. In the end of the day we will enter a small remote village named Inga, where we enjoy the ready sauna, dinner and spend the night in our typical Saami turf house where you will sleep on reindeer fur.
Asphalt 30 km, Gravel: 100 km, Off-road: 70 km.

Day 12, Wednesday: Breakfast. We continue the forest road further northwards and on the horizon we can see the Khibiny Mountains. The tracks are like day 5.  Lunch in lumberjack house in Oktyabrsky. Then we drive a muddy road with a lot of water pools to the rests of a Stalinist labour camp. Dinner, sauna and overnight in our lumberjack guesthouse  "Yolki Palki"  in twin rooms in a remote village, named Oktyabrsky close to Khibiny Mountains,. Asphalt: 0 km, Gravel: 0 km, Off-road: 70 km to village + 40 km to Stalinist Camp and back.

Day 13, Thursday: After breakfast we drive to a valley in the centre of the Khibiny Mountains to a mountain lake and waterfall. Wilderness lunch. during day. Sauna, dinner and overnight in small mountain hotel. Asphalt 35 km, Gravel:7 km, Off-road: 25 km.

Day 14, Friday: Breakfast. We continue the mountain valley to the north and pass a beautiful lake area. We are going  to drive around Khibiny Mountains via beautiful forests with desolate villages on the Imandra Lake shore. This track is quite heavy with muddy, stony parts and many rivers to wade through. The track end up at the Apatity factory. From there we drive to the guesthouse in Oktyabrsky. Sauna, dinner and overnight. Asphalt 50 km, Gravel:0 km, Off-road: 70 km.
Remark: For tours in June day 7 and 8 can also be done in opposite direction with a chance to drive the same way back depending on the snow conditions in the mountains.

Day 15, Saturday: After breakfast we have two options depending on the water levels of lakes and rivers. When the water levels are low we will drive off-road along the foot of the Lovozero Tundra and have to cross many rivers; bridges are broken or not trustful. We come up close to the mining village Revda. We continue by usual road to Saami village Lovozero. Asphalt: 30 km, Gravel: 0 km, Off-road: 90 km. OR:
When the levels are high than the risk is too high for our vehicles by water and we will drive on asphalt via Monchegorsk to Lovozero. Lunch in Monchegorsk.
Optional: 2 hour yachting on Imandra lake.
Optional: excursion in Saami museum in Lovozero village.
Asphalt: 230 km, Gravel: 5 km.
Check-in in a small and cosy hotel. Sauna and dinner in the evening.

Day 16, Sunday: Breakfast. Drive to the miner’s settlement Revda located at the foot of the Lovozero Mountains. Proceed to one of the mountain summits of Lovozero Mountains (1.106 m) with steep walls of 200 m and with beautiful view on the Kola Peninsula. Lunch, and drive to Worlds biggest city above the Polar Circle Murmansk. Check-in at the hotel in the centre. Dinner on your own. Asphalt: 220 km, Gravel: 0 km, Off-road: 20 km.

Day 17, Monday: Breakfast in hotel. Spend some time in the centre of Murmansk and/or departure Murmansk to continue your own route to Ivalo in Finland ( asphalt: 200 km, Gravel: 100 km) or to Kirkenes in Norway (asphalt: 300 km). When you have more time visit some interesting museums like the Historical Museum and the Northern Fleet Museum or have an excursion tour (optional).

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4x4 Polar off-road tour details

Accommodation:
• 2 nights in double rooms with shower/toilet in standard class hotel** in Saint Petersburg
• 2 nights in double rooms in guesthouse** with common showers and toilets in Petrozavodsk
• 2 nights in double rooms  with shower/toilet in standard class hotel** close to Kem
• 2 nights in double rooms incl. shower and toilet in cosy hotels** in Kandalaksha and Lovozero
• 1 night in double rooms in cottages incl. sauna in Umba neighbourhood
• 2 nights in simple wooden 4p-houses with common dry toilet and sauna at Lodochny Bay
• 1 night in Saami Sot house with common dry toilet and with sauna in Inga
��� 2 nights in double rooms in lumberjack guesthouse** with common toilet in Oktyabrsky
• 1 night in twin rooms incl. shower and toilet in small mountain hotel in Khibiny
• 1 night in double rooms incl. shower and toilet in business class hotel*** in Murmansk
Level:
Experiences in 4x4-car driving is not required, but a pre.
Group size:
From 8 persons
Duration:
17 days
Dates:
Groups can request any date! Individuals may participate in groups. For request of dates: >> Click here!
Now we have tours the whole year round! Especially Polar Off-road Winter Adventure KTOR13 is very special.
Price:
Prices on request. Click here for an offer!
Price includes:
Accommodation, 3 meals per day within off-road tour (excluding lunches on Days 1,3,4,5
and 7, and lunch and dinner Day 17), mentioned excursions, service truck, visa invitation, mentioned guide and interpreting services, medical and rescue insurance (including helicopter evacuation on Kola Peninsula territory in emergency case)
Additional:
• The travel to Saint Petersburg or Murmansk (depending on preferred direction of the 4x4 tour)
• Fuel during the tour for 4x4 car (rented) drivers
Optional:
• Third party car insurance for driving on Russian territory
• Excursion program in Murmansk
• Booking hotels and/or activities in Scandinavian countries
• Booking plane/train/bus tickets
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.
 

Program Overview
4x4 Off-road holidays:

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Code

Name

Days Group Departure data (dd.mm.yy) Activity
KTOR01 4x4 Arctic Off-road Adventure. Discover the White Sea coast and the inlands of the Kola Peninsula. Visit old or abandoned villages and desolate places.

11 From
6
Groups can request any date! Individuals may participate in groups.
For detailed program description or request of dates: >> info@kolatravel.com
Now we have tours the whole year round! Especially Polar Off-road Winter Adventure KTOR13 is very special.
4x4 car
Adventure
Discovery
Nature
KTOR21 4x4 Camper/truck off-road tour The longest and most extended 4x4 wheel drive tour of Europe!
For 4x4 campers and trucks travellers who like to explore Kola Peninsula on a unusual way. Visit old or abandoned villages and desolate places. Guaranteed date: from 02-07 until 20-07-2017.
13 From
6
Guaranteed date: from 02-07 until 20-07-2017. Other dates on request.
4x4 truck
Adventure
Discovery
Nature
KTOR02 4x4 Northwest Russia Off-road. The longest and most extended 4x4 wheel drive tour of Europe!
The tour starts in Saint Petersburg on the Baltic Sea and goes through Karelia and Kola Peninsula to Murmansk on the Barents Sea.
The tour includes KTOR01.
17 From
6
Groups can request any date! Individuals may participate in groups. For request of dates: >> Click here!
Now we have tours the whole year round! Especially Polar Off-road Winter Adventure KTOR13 is very special.
4x4 car
Adventure
Discovery
Culture
KTOR13 4x4 Polar Off-road Winter Adventure. Discover White Sea Coast and the Tundra's of Russian Lapland in Winter. Snowy and icy roads are waiting for you! Includes snowmobile safari! 8 From 8
4x4 Polar Winter Off-road Adventure: 27.01 – 03.02.2016; For other dates >> Click here!
4x4
Snowmobile
Adventure
Discovery
Snow
Ice
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