snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' in the centre of Kola Peninsula Khibiny Tundra
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Accommodations at house of local people, a cosy mountain hotel and hotels.
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Possibilty to watch Northern lights.
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Tour with luggage transport
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Ski on fresh groomed tracks!
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Prepared lunch breaks
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snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Climb the highest pass by ski; Ramzai Pass in Khibiny Mountains
snowmobile kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Cross-country ski tour 'Khibiny Tundra' Enjoy amazing panoramic views!
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Cross-country ski tour (8 days) 'Khibiny Tundra'

An unforgettable cross-country ski-tour on fresh groomed ski tracks in the area of Khibiny Tundra in the centre of Kola Peninsula. After an introduction your ski-tour starts on the shore of the Imandra Lake, with beautiful views on Khibiny Tundra, the highest Tundra of Lapland. During the ski-tour you cross a Nature Reserve for Elks, you ski through the Kukisvumchor Pass (500m) and the exiting Ramzai Pass (743m) and you have possibility to visit “Snow village”.
The total length of the tour is about 140 km with daily ski distances between 20 and 40 km. Overnights during the ski-tour are in a house of local people, a small mountain hotel and a SPA-hotel. Your luggage is transported by a snowmobile with sledge which also groom the cross-country ski tracks where you ski on. Experience in cross-country skiing is necessary. The tour program is available both for individuals and groups.
Winter is a fascinating time of year on the Kola Peninsula. With snow blanketing silent mountains, and Northern Lights spiralling in the polar night sky. The tundra seems like a fairy-tale world. A true northern winter reigns up here, beyond the Arctic Circle, beckoning with its beauty and promise of adventure.
 

Would you like to ski in the Winter Queen Kingdom?

  • Russian winter, as you have never experienced before!
  • Nature reserve for Elks
  • Khibiny Tundra, the highest Tundra of Lapland
  • Kukisvumchorr Pass (500m)
  • Ramzai Pass (743m)
  • Experience a Banya (Russian sauna) and delicious home made meals
  • Snow village, the largest in Russia
  • Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)

Cross-country ski tour (8 days) 'Khibiny Tundra'

Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport. Transfer to a hotel in Monchegorsk (140 km). Check-in, dinner on your own in a Russian café and overnight in the hotel. (-,-,-)

Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. You can train yourself and try-out our equipment in the surroundings of Monchegorsk. Overnight in the hotel. (B,L,-)
Distance of skiing: 20 km (or more, if want).

Day 3: Breakfast. Today we will meet our snowmobile guide whom takes care for luggage transport and prepare the cross country ski tracks. We start our ski-tour with crossing Imandra Lake towards Khibiny Tundra to a small village named Imandra Station. Lunch at a campfire in wilderness. Sauna, diner and overnight in a country house in more person room. Not necesarry lugguage during the tour you can leave in the hotel. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 25 km.

Day 4: Breakfast. We continue beside the foot of the mountains and change the lake area for a beautiful forest landscape. After a campfire lunch we will come in a valley which leads us to the centre of Khibiny Tundra. Sauna, dinner and overnight in a small wilderness hotel surrounded by mountains. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 32 km.

Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel. First we ski to eastwards to have a beautiful view on the forest valley and then we ski through the valley and over the Kukisvumchorr Pass (500m) to Kirovsk. Campfire lunch during tour. Dinner and overnight in Sanatorium Health Centre in twin room with shower and toilet. Possibility to visit Snow-village, a huge labyrinth made under the snow with beautiful wall carvings and with ice sculptures made by artists from all over the Arctic region; Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. The evening can be spent with the additional services of the SPA-Centre, sauna, swimming pool, massage and other healthy and medical services (to order in advance). (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 20 km (or more, if want)

Day 6: Breakfast. We continue our way westwards. Today it will be the summit of the ski-tour! We ski through valleys to the famous Ramzai Pass (743m), a cleft with high steep walls. We will ski in the desolate white world of snow plateaus surrounded by the highest mountains of Khibiny Tundra. Campfire lunch. Later we ski over the lake with lots of islands on the foot of the mountains to a road direction. A bus waits for us there. Transfer to Monchegorsk and check-in at the hotel. In the evening farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 40 km.

Day 7: Breakfast. At 10:00 transfer to Murmansk. Check-in at hotel "Azimut" in the city centre. The rest of the day you can spend for sight-seeing Murmansk city. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. (B,-,-)

Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Murmansk airport for the flight homewards. (B,-,-)

Accommodation:
  • 3 nights in standard class hotel
  • 1 night in simple house in more persons rooms
  • 1 night in a mountain hotel in twin or more persons rooms
  • 1 night in standard class in a SPA-Hotel
  • 1 night in business class hotel in standard class rooms
Level:Experience in cross-country skiing is necessary!
Group size:From 4 to 12 persons
Duration:8 days (7 nights)
Dates: From the second week of January weekly until end of April.
Guaranteed starts at 22.02 and 16.03.2019. Other dates on request.
Price: Prices are depending of groupsize.
Please contact us.
Price includes:
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Mentioned meals (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D - Dinner)
  • Sauna in Imandra station and in mountain hotel
  • Luggage transport by snowmobile on days 3 until 6
  • Guide services for days 3 until 6
  • Transfer from Murmansk airport to hotel in Monchegorsk
  • Transfer from end of tour to Murmansk city
  • Transfer from a hotel in Murmansk to Murmansk airport
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.
This Cross-country ski tour can be extended with the following options:
  • Murmansk:
    • Guided excursions in Murmansk.
    • Tickets for museums and museum excursions cost between RUB 25,-- and RUB 400,-- per person.
    • Entrance ticket to Atomic Icebreaker to join an excursion in Russian language: RUR 150 pp. Individual excursion to Atomic Icebreaker with a lecture in English language can be arranged.
    • Trip to Saami settlement.
    • Trip to the Barents sea shore.
    • Trip to Husky Farm.
    • Trip to Lovozero village; Capital of the Saami.
  • Monchegorsk:
    • Entrance tickets museums: approx. 50 roubles per person
    • 2 hour yacht excursion on the biggest lake of Kola peninsula named Imandra. Up to 8 persons.
    • One day hiking tour to the waterfall Devichyi Kosi (Girl's plaits) in Monche Tundra with campfire lunch.
    • One day bicycling tour in hilly area with campfire lunch.
    • Karting centre in Monchegorsk.
    • Cross-country skiing in Monchegorsk suburbs (winter).
    • Skating in Ice stadion in Monchegorsk (winter).
    • See link above for more info.
  • Kirovsk area:
  • Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,-- per person.

Cross country skiing tours overview