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.
|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: Any dates between beginning of June and end of September (dates in other period are on request).
|Price: Prices are depending on group size and rouble exchange rate. Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
|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.
This Rafting tour on Umba River to the White Sea can be extended with the following optionals:
Discover Russian Lapland by kayak! Start from Saami village Lovozero. Paddle for 5 days from the centre of Kola Peninsula almost to the Arctic Ocean (110 km).
Rafting by a catamaran on the Umba river from the centre of the Kola Peninsula to the White Sea (150 km). Five days full of action on the longest wild water track of northwest Russia.