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

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.

After an introduction about Kola Peninsula in Worlds biggest city above the polar circle Murmansk, your cross-country ski-tour will start from the shore of Imandra Lake. You will ski between and over islands through open area and forests with beautiful views to the rounded Khibiny Mountains in Russian Lapland. The overnights will be in small cabins, mountain guesthouse and spa-hotel. Your luggage is transported by a snowmobile and you ski on the snowmobile track. The total length of the tour is about 140 km with the daily ski distances between 20 and 40 km. Experience in cross-country skiing is necessary.

Would you like to ski in the Winter Queen Kingdom?

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. This day we train and try-out our equipment in the surroundings of Monchegorsk close to Khibiny Tundra. Lunch during skiing day. In the afternoon we will have a Russian shashlik party in the forest. 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 we start our ski-tour with crossing Imandra Lake towards Khibiny Tundra to a small village named Imandra Station. 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: 30 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 to the South. Campfire lunch during tour. Dinner and overnight in Sanatorium Health Centre in twin room with shower and toilet. 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. Lunch in the hotel. At 13:00 city-tour (Icebreaker Lenin, monuments/church and historical museum). At 19:00 you are back in the hotel. Dinner on your own in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (B,L,-)

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

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

Accommodation:
  • 3 nights in standard class hotel
  • 1 night in simple house in more persons rooms
  • 1 night in a wilderness hotel in double or more persons rooms
  • 1 night in standard class in the Health Centre
  • 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
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 within the ski-tour days 3-6
  • Guide services for days 3-7
  • Excursion to the Historical Museum in Murmansk
  • Excursion to the First Nuclear Icebreaker Lenin
  • Transfer from Murmansk airport to hotel in Monchegorsk
  • Transfer from Monchegorsk to Murmansk city
  • Transfer from a hotel in Murmansk to Murmansk airport
  • Rescue insurance (which includes 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.
This Cross-country ski tour (8 days) 'Khibiny Tundra' can be extended with the following optionals:
  • Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,-- per person.
  • Train/plane/bus tickets in or outside Russian Federation.
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