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THE BEST OF THE ARCTIC + NORTHERN LIGHTS

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THE BEST OF THE ARCTIC + NORTHERN LIGHTS


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Tour Itinerary

This program allows you to see with your own eyes the birth of the Northern Lights, being in comfortable houses with panoramic windows in the company of loved ones. The tour includes full meals, a sightseeing tour to Murmansk, and, if you wish, a whole program of interesting excursions and traditional entertainment of the Russian North in the daytime.


Day 1. Murmansk – Lake Kanentyavr – Watching the Northern Lights (dinner)
Arrival at the airport of Murmansk (Murmashi).
Transfer to the unique eco-hotel-observatory Aurora Village with unusual Igloo houses. Igloo – winter dwelling of the Canadian Eskimos, made of snow. But, our Igloo has only an external resemblance to the dwellings of the Eskimos and was created with the use of modern technology and materials, and inside it is a warm comfortable spherical cottage with all amenities and panoramic windows (see the Description tab).
The hotel is located between Murmansk and the Arctic Ocean on the shores of Lake Kanentyavr. The distance from Murmansk is about 50 km. In this place it is absolutely dark at night and the light of the city does not interfere with the comfortable observation of the natural wonder. And in the afternoon, beautiful views of Lake Kanentyavr and its surroundings open up. You will be surrounded by real tundra and forest-tundra – the purest crystal air and complete silence of endless expanses.
You will not be bored while waiting for the evening. On the territory of the hotel you can lie down in the open-air font, ride a husky, rent skis, snowshoes, go ice fishing, drive snowmobiles, and at the end of the day have a barbecue with friends (see the " Extra excursions '' tab) !


Day 2. Lake Kanentyavr – Watching the Northern Lights (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Free day.
Snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and late afternoon barbecues with friends;
- trip to the Arctic Coast and Husky Park. During this tour you will ride a dog sled, chat with Siberian huskies and get acquainted with the old Siberian village Teriberka , with its daily life, enjoy the beautiful view of the Barents Sea, a magnificent waterfall flowing into the Arctic Ocean, snowy hills;
- a trip to «Sami village» – acquaintance with the Sami fauna: deer, foxes. Feeding reindeer and photo for memory. Sleigh rides with reindeer and a banana ride behind a snowmobile.
- snowmobile safari;
- a trip to the famous «Snow Village» – a handmade ice museum – inside about 40 rooms decorated by Russian, Norwegian and Finnish artists) with a visit to the «Museum of Stone», which contains a unique collection of specimens of mountain rocks and minerals from all over the world and, of course, the Kola Peninsula;
- a trip to the ski resort Bolshoy Vudyavr (Big Woodyavr). «Big Woodyavr» – it is a variety of routes for all skill levels, for children and adults. The total height difference is about 650 meters. Any beginner or professional skier and snowboarder will be happy to ride on its magnificent slopes.
In the evening – observation of the Northern Lights.


Day 3. Lake Kanentyavr – Watching the Northern Lights (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Free day.
Snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and late afternoon barbecues with friends;
- trip to the Arctic Coast and Husky Park. During this tour you will ride a dog sled, chat with Siberian huskies and get acquainted with the old Siberian village Teriberka , with its daily life, enjoy the beautiful view of the Barents Sea, a magnificent waterfall flowing into the Arctic Ocean, snowy hills;
- a trip to «Sami village» – acquaintance with the Sami fauna: deer, foxes. Feeding reindeer and photo for memory. Sleigh rides with reindeer and a banana ride behind a snowmobile.
- snowmobile safari;
- a trip to the famous «Snow Village» – a handmade ice museum – inside about 40 rooms decorated by Russian, Norwegian and Finnish artists) with a visit to the «Museum of Stone», which contains a unique collection of specimens of mountain rocks and minerals from all over the world and, of course, the Kola Peninsula;
- a trip to the ski resort Bolshoy Vudyavr (Big Woodyavr). «Big Woodyavr» – it is a variety of routes for all skill levels, for children and adults. The total height difference is about 650 meters. Any beginner or professional skier and snowboarder will be happy to ride on its magnificent slopes.
In the evening – observation of the Northern Lights.


Day 4. Lake Kanentyavr – Murmansk (city-tour) (breakfast)
Departure from the hotel after breakfast to Murmansk.
Citytour of the city of Murmansk with a visit to the first atomic icebreaker Lenin. Lunch at a restaurant in Murmansk (paid additionally in restorant à la carte).
Transfer to the airport.


Overview

Comfortable domed houses with panoramic windows.

Itinerary: Murmansk–Lake Kanentyavr–Watching the Northern Lights–Murmansk (city-tour)

Days: 4 days / 3 nights

Group: от 1 pax

Accommodation: Dome houses (Igloos) which are 30% open sphere (double glazing) and are 6 meters in diameter. Inside: 2 beds and 2 extra beds (on the second floor), bathroom (hot and cold water), central heating, fireplace stove, heated floor, WiFi.

Transport: up to 7 people – car, 8-19 people – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Pets: allowed

Communication: mobile communication only Megafon and 'Yota', Wi-Fi

Meals: on-site restaurant-cafe, as well as a brazier for self-preparation (groceries can be purchased during the transfer)

Visa: citizens of 58 states that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period up to 14 days (you can see the list on the official website), citizens of the 52 countries will be able to obtain a single e-visa of up to 16 days (you can see the list on the official website)




Schedule


Available departure dates in 2024: Feb 20 – Feb 23, Feb 23 – Feb 26, Feb 27 – Mar 01, Mar 01 – Mar 04, Mar 05 – Mar 08, Mar 08 – Mar 11, Mar 12 – Mar 15, Mar 15 – Mar 18, Mar 19 – Mar 22, Mar 22 – Mar 25, Mar 26 – Mar 29, Mar 29 – Apr 01, Apr 02 – Apr 05, Apr 05 – Apr 08, Apr 09 – Apr 12, Apr 12 – Apr 15, Apr 16 – Apr 19, Apr 19 – Apr 22, Apr 23 – Apr 26, Apr 26 – Apr 29, Apr 30 – May 03, May 03 – May 06, May 07 – May 10, May 10 – May 13, May 14 – May 17, May 17 – May 20, May 21 – May 24, May 24 – May 27, May 28 – May 31, May 31 – Jun 03, Jun 04 – Jun 07, Jun 07 – Jun 10, Jun 11 – Jun 14, Jun 14 – Jun 17, Jun 18 – Jun 21, Jun 21 – Jun 24, Jun 25 – Jun 28, Jun 28 – Jul 01, Jul 02 – Jul 05, Jul 05 – Jul 08, Jul 09 – Jul 12, Jul 12 – Jul 15, Jul 16 – Jul 19, Jul 19 – Jul 22, Jul 23 – Jul 26, Jul 26 – Jul 29, Jul 30 – Aug 02, Aug 02 – Aug 05, Aug 06 – Aug 09, Aug 09 – Aug 12, Aug 13 – Aug 16, Aug 16 – Aug 19, Aug 20 – Aug 23, Aug 23 – Aug 26, Aug 27 – Aug 30, Aug 30 – Sep 02, Sep 03 – Sep 06, Sep 06 – Sep 09, Sep 10 – Sep 13, Sep 13 – Sep 16, Sep 17 – Sep 20, Sep 20 – Sep 23, Sep 24 – Sep 27, Sep 27 – Sep 30, Oct 01 – Oct 04, Oct 04 – Oct 07, Oct 08 – Oct 11, Oct 11 – Oct 14, Oct 15 – Oct 18, Oct 18 – Oct 21, Oct 22 – Oct 25, Oct 25 – Oct 28, Oct 29 – Nov 01, Nov 01 – Nov 04, Nov 05 – Nov 08, Nov 08 – Nov 11, Nov 12 – Nov 15, Nov 15 – Nov 18, Nov 19 – Nov 22, Nov 22 – Nov 25, Nov 26 – Nov 29, Nov 29 – Dec 02, Dec 03 – Dec 06, Dec 06 – Dec 09, Dec 10 – Dec 13, Dec 13 – Dec 16, Dec 17 – Dec 20, Dec 20 – Dec 23, Dec 24 – Dec 27, Dec 27 – Dec 30, Dec 31 – Jan 03 

Available departure dates in 2025: Jan 03 – Jan 06, Jan 07 – Jan 10, Jan 10 – Jan 13, Jan 14 – Jan 17, Jan 17 – Jan 20, Jan 21 – Jan 24, Jan 24 – Jan 27, Jan 28 – Jan 31, Jan 31 – Feb 03, Feb 04 – Feb 07, Feb 07 – Feb 10, Feb 11 – Feb 14, Feb 14 – Feb 17, Feb 18 – Feb 21, Feb 21 – Feb 24, Feb 25 – Feb 28, Feb 28 – Mar 03, Mar 04 – Mar 07, Mar 07 – Mar 10, Mar 11 – Mar 14, Mar 14 – Mar 17, Mar 18 – Mar 21, Mar 21 – Mar 24, Mar 25 – Mar 28, Mar 28 – Mar 31, Apr 01 – Apr 04, Apr 04 – Apr 07, Apr 08 – Apr 11, Apr 11 – Apr 14, Apr 15 – Apr 18, Apr 18 – Apr 21, Apr 22 – Apr 25, Apr 25 – Apr 28, Apr 29 – May 02, May 02 – May 05, May 06 – May 09, May 09 – May 12, May 13 – May 16, May 16 – May 19, May 20 – May 23, May 23 – May 26, May 27 – May 30, May 30 – Jun 02, Jun 03 – Jun 06, Jun 06 – Jun 09, Jun 10 – Jun 13, Jun 13 – Jun 16, Jun 17 – Jun 20, Jun 20 – Jun 23, Jun 24 – Jun 27, Jun 27 – Jun 30, Jul 01 – Jul 04, Jul 04 – Jul 07, Jul 08 – Jul 11, Jul 11 – Jul 14, Jul 15 – Jul 18, Jul 18 – Jul 21, Jul 22 – Jul 25, Jul 25 – Jul 28, Jul 29 – Aug 01, Aug 01 – Aug 04, Aug 05 – Aug 08, Aug 08 – Aug 11, Aug 12 – Aug 15, Aug 15 – Aug 18, Aug 19 – Aug 22, Aug 22 – Aug 25, Aug 26 – Aug 29, Aug 29 – Sep 01, Sep 02 – Sep 05, Sep 05 – Sep 08, Sep 09 – Sep 12, Sep 12 – Sep 15, Sep 16 – Sep 19, Sep 19 – Sep 22, Sep 23 – Sep 26, Sep 26 – Sep 29, Sep 30 – Oct 03, Oct 03 – Oct 06, Oct 07 – Oct 10, Oct 10 – Oct 13, Oct 14 – Oct 17, Oct 17 – Oct 20, Oct 21 – Oct 24, Oct 24 – Oct 27, Oct 28 – Oct 31, Oct 31 – Nov 03, Nov 04 – Nov 07, Nov 07 – Nov 10, Nov 11 – Nov 14, Nov 14 – Nov 17, Nov 18 – Nov 21, Nov 21 – Nov 24, Nov 25 – Nov 28, Nov 28 – Dec 01, Dec 02 – Dec 05, Dec 05 – Dec 08, Dec 09 – Dec 12, Dec 12 – Dec 15, Dec 16 – Dec 19, Dec 19 – Dec 22, Dec 23 – Dec 26, Dec 26 – Dec 29, Dec 30 – Jan 02 


Fees

The price of the tour included meals, transfers and excursions per pax (without airfare), USD:
StandardComfort
½DBL (double accommodation)64,30096,100
⅓TRPL (triple accommodation)50,00071,100
SNGL (single accommodation)115,200178,700
¼QDPL (quadruple accommodation)41,60057,400

If necessary, it is possible to rent out winter outerwear: jacket, trousers, warm shoes (without gloves). The cost is from 2500 to 4000 rubles, depending on the program. Book in advance.

Standard - the houses are located on the same site in a checkerboard pattern. Inside rag lining, shower, hot water toilet. All houses are designed for 4 people, two single beds on the 1st floor, two single mattresses on the upper tier.
Comfort - the houses are located more private with overlooking Lake Kenentyavr. Inside, wood paneling, shower, hot water toilet. All houses are designed for 4 people, two single beds on the 1st floor, two single mattresses on the upper tier.

Children under 12 years old receive a 5% discount.

Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 or 30 days prior to arrival.

Payment methods:
- bank transfer in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AED, ILS, DKK etc.
- credit/debit card online on our website

Fees include

- transfers airport – hotel, hotel – Murmansk – airport

- accommodation in an individual house of the eco-hotel Aurora Village, which is 30% open sphere (double glass) and is 6 meters in diameter, 2 main beds and 2 additional (on the second floor), bathroom (hot and cold water), central heating, fireplace stove, heated floor

- meals: according to the tour program

- WiFi

Excursions:

- sightseeing tour of Murmansk

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas

- the language of excursions is Russian.

- the language of excursions is Russian but the guides speak English.

Fees exclude

- airfare to Murmansk city and return

- meals not specified in the program;

- insurance of the risk of cancellation or interruption of the trip (we have about 3% of the cost of the contract, if you wish);

- personal spending;

- early check-in or late check-out at the hotel;

-accommodation in hotels in Murmansk before and after the program;

- not included in the program or indicated as additional entertainment events and excursions (including those listed in the " Additional excursions '' tab).

- personal English/Spanish guide: 100 USD per required day.

Travel tips

Short-term and long-term forecast of the Northern Lights can be viewed here:

in Russian: https://www.hibiny.com/info/weather/teriberka/geomagnit/

in English: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Map

Optional Excursions

Excursions and entertainment activities depend on weather conditions: temperature, snow depth, wind strength and direction, so they are ordered and paid on the spot before starting.
Tourists have the opportunity to decide on the spot which excursions or activities they wish to participate in.

Onsite Events

Japanese outdoor bath (furako) – 3,000 rubles up to 2 hours (from 3-4 people);

Husky sledding park – 2,000 rubles;

Snowshoes – 1,000 rubles per day;

Skis (hunting) – 1,000 rubles per day;

Trip to the Arctic coast and Husky Park
Start at 8 am. Return at 8 pm. Usually on Mondays and Fridays.
- communication with Siberian huskies;
- dog sledding (not carried out when there is no snow).
Friendly atmosphere, tea table, history of the Husky and much more.
Tour to the coast of the Arctic Ocean (Teriberka).
The first mention of Teriberka dates back to the 16th century. By that time, a Russian seasonal settlement of fish traders appeared here – camp. During the census of fishing huts in 1608, 6 huts were counted here – one of the three largest settlements of Eastern Murman.
During the excursion you will get acquainted with the history of this place, its daily life, enjoy a beautiful view of the Barents Sea, a magnificent waterfall flowing into the Arctic Ocean, snowy hills, see the cemetery of lost ships , try to build a pyramid out of stones for good luck. Experience the icy atmosphere of the Barents Sea! In addition, you can take part in the construction of a statue of a local policeman and his car. ( Lunch at extra charge ).

From 9,000 rubles per person

Drive to the Sami Village
Start at 8:15 / 12:15 am. Return 3:30 / 7:00 pm. Usually on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- excursion around the territory of the village. Acquaintance with national buildings;
- visiting the alley of sacred idols. You will need 6 yellow coins for one person to make wishes;
- acquaintance with the Sami fauna: deer, foxes. Feeding the reindeer and a photo for memory;
- sleigh rides with reindeer and a banana ride behind a snowmobile;
- photos in national costumes of the people.
The program includes lunch (salmon soup, stewed reindeer with rice).

From 8,000 rubles per person

A trip to Kirovsk to the «Snow Village» and to the ski resort «Bolshoy Vudyavr»
Start at 8:00 am. Return at 8 pm. Usually on Wednesdays.
Known not only in Russia, but also abroad, «Snow Village» is a museum of handmade ice – there are about 40 halls decorated by Russian, Norwegian and Finnish artists. The center of the entire excursion and tourist center is a snow labyrinth with a total area of ​​over 2000 sq. M. Every year the theme of the Snow Village is changing.
The Museum is open from December 25 to April 25.
A visit to «Stone Museum of stone». A building with a clock on top (like Big Ben). Museum and Exhibition Center of the mining enterprise «Apatite». Unique samples of rocks from all over the world and a huge collection of minerals of the Kola Peninsula.
Visit to the ski complex «Big Woodyavr» – it is a variety of routes. The total height difference is about 650 meters. Any beginner or professional skier and snowboarder will happily ride its magnificent slopes.
You can climb to the top of the mountain and admire the beautiful bird's-eye view (at an additional cost), rent skiing or snowboard equipment (at an additional cost). charge, upon reservation), go to the mountains on a snowmobile safari (additional cost, upon reservation).

From 8,000 rubles per person

Murmansk