4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
4wd 4x4 off-road northwest russia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland
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4x4 Arctic Off-road Expedition "Kola Unlimited"

In this off-road expedition "Kola Unlimited" you drive almost all possible off-road trails of Kola Peninsula. First you drive on the tracks "Edges of Kola". Once you have passed "The Rock", you will arrive in "The lost World", a forgotten world where you leave civilization behind and any connections with it. You feel that you are at the "End of the World".
During this off-road expedition you’ll tackle every type of off-road terrain imaginable; mud, rocks, sand, log bridges, river crossings, routes that take you into the sea, many days, Lunar landscapes, without seeing a spot of tarmac ... This expeditions is something that other off-roaders only dream about... staying deep in the forest, spending every night in a tent in the woods, gathering firewood, cooking on campfires, fishing for our dinner. Proving our claim that this truly is the ultimate off-roading expedition!
If you have lesser time then perhaps one of the other exciting off-road expeditions mentioned below suite you better.
This off-road expedition is only possible at the end of August and in September; we need the lowest water levels in rivers and lakes. This is also the time of the flaming "Indian Summer" (golden autumn). Also it is mostly certain to see the northern lights dancing in the sky.
 

Expedition specifications and requirements summary

Kind of vehicles:prepared 4x4 cars or light (camper) trucks
Level:EXTREME Off-road
Snorkel:required
Tyres:AT/MT minimum tyre size 33 inch or similar size
Winch:required
Duration:17 days
Length:1400 km
Dates: From end of August until end of September.
  • All types of imaginable off-road terrain
  • An ancient stone labyrinth dated 2000 years B.C
  • Sandy dunes driving
  • Arctic dessert driving
  • Beach driving along the White Sea
  • The easternmost point on the Kola Peninsula accessible by terrain vehicles
  • Ancient villages
  • Stave church of Varzuga of 1674 year
  • Muddy forest roads
  • (broken) log bridges
  • Remote villages
  • Rest of GULAGS
  • Soviet towns
  • Stalinist roads
  • Rock-crawling
  • The Summits of the Tundra's
  • River and lake crossings
  • Totally self-sufficient camping out in the wilderness
  • Visit World's biggest city above the Arctic Circle; Murmansk
  • Visit World's first Nuclear Icebreaker "MS Lenin"
  • Golden Autumn with incredible colours
  • Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)

The meeting point is Kandalaksha town. From there we start exploring the White Sea Coast. On muddy forest tracks where broken bridges mean that we have to make a detour into the sea, long beach driving, through sand dunes to half deserted villages. Then it’s a 100km drive north into the endless forest, through mud, rivers, overflowing bogs and not a sign of civilisation in all that way. On the way we visit an ancient stone labyrinth dated 2000 years B.C. From the White Sea coast we drive northwards to the centre of Kola Peninsula; Lovozero Tundra. We come across the remains of prison camps (GULAG), roads and railways to which people had to work until death. We drive up to the summit of Lovozero Tundra (1200 meter) and it feels like driving on the moon. On muddy forest tracks where broken bridges we continue to Khibiny Tundra; a unique nature paradise with breathtaking panorama's. After mud, rivers and overflowing bogs we crawl up to the top of a pass and we have to pass "the Rock" that tries to push you into a deep abyss full of water. Only 4x4 cars and light 4x4 trucks can pass this rock. Leaving the area with crystal clear lakes with exotic beaches we drive into the "The lost World", where only surprises are waiting for you. The guide will change his off-road car for the 4x4 army truck to guarantee a successful and safe end of this off-road expedition. We are passing by Monche Tundra, known from the "Lapland Reserve" with a rich flora and fauna. We continue to the civilisation of Verchnetulomsky town. The off-road expedition ends up in Worlds biggest city above the Arctic Circle: Murmansk. From there you can continue in all directions, to Finland, Norway or Saint Petersburg. For more details, please contact us.

  • Transmission: For each 4x4 vehicle a transfer case, low gears and central differential lock is required.
  • Spare tyres: You should also consider what spares you’d be happy carrying as parts are certainly not readily available in this part of the world.
  • Kind of tyres: Road tyres WILL NOT be sufficient for the conditions. You need A/T’s as a minimum.
  • Underneath protection: There are lots of rocks and logs lurking in the mud, so consider some sort of steering / diff protection.
  • Recovery points: You WILL need recovery points in front and rear.
  • Snorkel: For moderate off-road tours a snorkel is not necessary, but preferable. For hard and extreme rated off-road tours a snorkel is required.
  • Winch: For moderate off-road tours a winch is not necessary, but preferable. Your guide has a winch. For hard and extreme rated off-road tours a well working winch is required.
  • Jacks: For moderate off-road tours a hi-lift jack is not necessary, but preferable. Your guide has a hi-lift jack. For hard and extreme rated off-road tours a hi-lift jack is required.
  • Sand plates: This you need only in rare cases. If you have place in your car why not to take them.
  • Extra Fuel: If your vehicle has a small tank or is thirsty then you’ll need a couple of jerry-cans. For every off-road tour you a minimum range of 600km in low gears and in 4×4 mode.
  • Mechanical assistance: Small mechanical failures we try to solve on the way. The guide has the most common tools on board of the service car and is a good “bush-mechanic” as well, but the carriage of special tool and specific spare parts is the responsibility of each participant. In the event of a large mechanical failure we will do our best to get you to a garage or, in worse case, can tow you to the border. This is not exactly an official service, but it goes without saying that of course we’ll try and help as much as possible, however we can.
  • Insurances: A third-party liability car insurance (property damage only) for driving on Russian territory is obligatory. If your insurance company doesn’t cover the Russian Federation (check your green-card) then we can provide you one for additional costs. A repatriation insurance is of course obligatory to participate on our off-road tours.
  • Other: For driving through Europe and Russia you will need a first aid kit, a warning triangle, and a small fire extinguisher.
Total length:1400 km
Off-road:1200 km
Lowest point:0 meter (sea-level)
Highest point:1200 meter
Accommodation:16 nights in (own) tents in wilderness
Optional
accommodations
during tour:
  • Hotel in Kandalaksha
  • Simple wooden houses at Lodochny Ruchey
  • Saami sot house in Inga.
  • Lumberjack guesthouse in Oktyabrsky.
  • Hotel in Kirovsk
  • Guesthouse on the foot of Lovozero Tundra.
  • Mountain hotel in Khibiny Tundra
  • Hotel in Monchegorsk
  • Hotel in Murmansk
Level:EXTREME, experience in 4x4-car driving is required.
Group size:From 1 person
Duration:14 days full off-road
Dates: From end of August until end of September.
The following dates are already planned:
  • "Ends of the Kola": From 20.06 until 30.06.2019.
  • "Ends of the Kola": From 02.07 until 11.07.2019.
  • "Ends of the Kola": From 19.07 until 29.07.2019.
  • "Edges of Kola": From 07.08 until 18.08.2019 (reversed).
  • "Kola Unlimited": From 16.08 until 25.08.2019.
  • "Ends or Edges of the Kola" or "Kola Unlimited": From 29.08 until 17.09.2019. There still places free in the most colourful time of the year in the "Indian Summer"!
  • "Edges of Kola": From 19.09 until 01.10.2019.
Legend:
Green= suggested dates, but may be changed by you.
Orange= guaranteed departure dates (still places free).
Red= this our is fully booked.
Price: Price on request.
Price includes:
  • Support by service 4x4 truck / car
  • Guide and interpreting services
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.
4x4 Arctic Off-road Adventure can be extended with the following optionals:
  • Kandalaksha:
    • Boat excursion to "Babylon Labyrinth", a stone structure of archaeological interest
    • Traditional shashlyk meal
  • Lodochny Ruche on the White Sea shore:
    • Camping places.
    • Two 4-persons cottage
    • One 6-persons cottage
    • See link above for more info
  • Varzuga village:
    • Hospitality in guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight.
    • Sauna for groups in guesthouse.
    • To visit the wooden Uspenkaya Church dated from 1674.
    • A hike to the Holy springs in the forest behind Varzuga village (4 km). A local guide to show way to the Springs.
    • Possibility to go salmon fishing in Varzuga river on your own. A ferryman can bring you to a good fishing spot.
    • Fishing license “Catch – Release”.
    • Rental fishing equipment.
    • Possibility to go professional salmon fishing at sport fishing camp: Sobachy Porog. A full day fishing with guide service incl. lunch and dinner.
  • Kirovsk area:
  • 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.
  • Third-party liability car insurance (property damage only) for driving on Russian territory.
  • Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,-- per person.

Four levels of off-road expeditions

 Light off-roadfor motorcycles, SUV, 4x4 cars or 4x4 (camper) trucks. Experience in off-road driving is prefered.
 Moderate off-roadfor standard or prepared 4x4 cars / (camper) trucks. Experience in off-road driving is prefered.
 Hard off-roadfor prepared 4x4 cars or light 4x4 (camper) trucks. Experience in off-road driving is required.
 Extreme off-roadonly for prepared 4x4 cars or light 4x4 (camper) trucks. Experience in off-road driving is required.

4x4 Arctic Off-road Expeditions overview