Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea. Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.

Rafting tour on Umba River to the White Sea

The Kola Peninsula counts more than 100.000 rivers and lakes with many islands. The Umba River flows from the centre of the Kola Peninsula 150 km southwards to the White Sea and has many white water parts. Rafting enthusiasts know that and that makes the Umba River well known. Here in the North we use catamarans instead of rafts. Catamarans have two rubber floaters connected by a trampoline, are smaller then usual rafts, very safe and can carry 2 or 4 participants depending of the model. The luggage travels with you fastened on the trampoline.

The rafting tour takes Five days and all these days you are in the huge wilderness of the Kola Peninsula. You will not be hungry, beside the food on board your guide will enrich your meals from the "fruits of nature"; mushrooms, berries and tjakka (coffee made of the northern birch). Learn how important fire is to survive and overall how safety is in the nature.

During the tour you will visit the most interesting places on the Kola Peninsula. Travel back in time with visiting a famous artefact on the Kola Peninsula: the ancient rock carvings; "Petroglyphs of Kanozero" dated 5000 years before our era.

By your request we help you with chosing most suitable way to travel to us. We can meet you at any airport or railway station in Russia as well as in Finland or Norway.

Rafting tour on Umba River to the White Sea

Accommodation:
  • 2 nights in double rooms in a standard class hotel incl. breakfast
  • 4 nights in tents in wilderness
Level:The participant needs some experience in paddling and must have a good condition.
Group size:3-11 persons (international participation possible)
Duration:7 days
Dates: On request from 15th of June to 15th of September.
Price: Prices are depending on group size and rouble exchange rate. Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day during the rafting days
  • Transfer from Murmansk to Kirovsk
  • Transfer from Kirovsk to startpoint of the rafting tour
  • Transfer from Umba to Monchegorsk
  • Transfer from Monchegorsk to Murmansk
  • Services of an experienced local rafting guide
Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A Russian visa is required for tourists from most countries. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details. We handle the tourist invitation.
Insurance: The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.

Rafting tour on Umba River to the White Sea

Day 1: Arrival at Murmansk airport and transfer to Kirovsk city. Check-in and overnight in a hotel. Dinner on your own in a recommended restaurant.

Day 2: After breakfast transfer to the Umbrozero Lake where the Umba River starts to flow southwards. This is the beginning of your rafting tour on a catamarans. After the start excitement starts immediately with big waves and you get acquainted with the catamaran. Lunch during the day and dinner on the shore of the river. Overnight in tents. Catamaran daily distance: 15 km.

Day 3 to 5: Every day after a good breakfast we paddle about 15 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. Halfway the rafting tour we reach Kanozero Lake. We will spend some time for watching the famous ancient rock carvings; Petroglyphs. These mystic artefacts are dated 5000 years before our era. There is still considerable conjecture as to what purpose the carvings actually served, but most scientists agree that they played a part in the rituals of very early inhabitants of the area. The Petroglyphs of Kanozero are counted as one of the most famous ancient arts in the world. Overnight in tents. Catamaran daily distance: 15 km.

Day 6: Breakfast. Today we are going to finish our trip in the South part of Kola Peninsula close to Umba village. Our off-road bus is waiting on the shore of the river. Transfer to Monchegorsk for dinner and overnight in a hotel. Catamaran distance: 20 km

Day 7: After breakfast transfer  to Murmansk airport for departure.

This Rafting tour on Umba River to the White Sea can be extended with the following optionals:

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