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Northern Lights Winter Tour with Snowmobile Safari

Overview

Few sights are as awe-inspiring as the luminescent glowing aura of the Northern Lights. Tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list in style with this 5-day action-packed tour. If you are looking for a unique explorer-inspired Northern Lights experience, then we can guarantee that this tour will not disappoint. This 5-day Northern Lights tour includes a guided Aurora Borealis hunting experience, Murmansk city tour, a visit to a local Saami village, and an exhilarating snowmobile safari.

  • A chance to see the world-famous Northern Lights

  • City tour of Murmansk

  • Expedition through mountain plateaus to Teriberka Village

  • Snowmobile safari to the Khibiny mountains

  • Spectacular views of the Barent’s Sea Coastline

  • Traditional lunch at Saami settlement

  • Aurora hunting experience

  • Visit to a Saami settlement and husky farm

Itinerary

Murmansk

The most Northern city in the Russian Federation, Murmansk has a long history as a naval port strategically located on the Kola Peninsula. Murmansk is primarily an industrial city, however growing interest in major tourist attractions such as the Northern Lights and better transport links between St Petersburg as well as to Norway and Finland are making the city an up-and-coming tourist destination.

Day 1

Arrival in Murmansk

Welcome to Murmansk, your driver will meet you at your scheduled arrival point (airport or railway station) before taking you to your hotel for standard check in. You will have time to get a bit of lunch at your hotel before meeting your guide. Your tour will start with a tour of the city where you will get to see what Murmansk has to offer, including a visit to see the world’s very first nuclear icebreaker, Lenin.

  • Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • City Tour

  • Lenin Nuclear Icebreaker

  • Free Time

  • Aurora Hunting

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

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Saami Village

Dotted around the tundra landscapes of Northern Russia and Scandanavia, the villages of the Saami people represent a unique cultural heritage steeped in traditions and customs that can be traced back generations. Traditionally, the Saami lifestyle includes coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding, although they are best known for reindeer herding.

Day 2

Visit a Traditional Saami Settlement

Wake up to an early morning breakfast, before checking out and meeting your driver in the hotel lobby and heading out to a local Saami settlement. Here, you will get to learn more about the lives of the Saami people through traditional games, reindeer herding, sled rides before enjoying a traditional Saami fish soup. You will even get the chance to try on your own Saami clothes, take photos alongside the reindeers or buy a hand-crafted souvenir to remember your trip by.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • Saami people culture

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Siberian Husky farm

  • Sled ride

  • Kola Peninsula

  • Aurora Hunting

Travel to

Monchegorsk

An industrial town located on the remote Kola Peninsula in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. Monchegorsk was originally established in the 1930s with the name ‘Monchetundra Massif’ and was an important copper and nickel mining settlement. It was renamed Monchegorsk by the All-Russian Central Executive Committee in 1935. The name of the town derives from the Akkala Sámi word ‘monce’, which translates to ‘beautiful’.

Day 3

Enjoy a Snowmobile Safari in a Snow Village

After an early breakfast and check out, your driver will meet you outside the hotel at 8:00am before taking you on a fantastic excursion to the awe-inspiring snow village or the fascinating Mineralogical and Mining Museum in Kirovsk (dependent on the weather and the time of year).

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Snow Village

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Snowmobile safari

  • Sled ride

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 4

Explore the Coast of the Barents Sea

After breakfast your driver will meet you at the hotel before setting off on an expedition through the mountain plateaus to the Teriberka Village on the secluded Barent’s Sea coastline. You will stop for lunch in a local restaurant before exploring the village and seeing the backdrop for Alexei Zvyagintsev’s famous 2015 film ‘Leviathan’.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Barents Sea

  • Teriberka Village

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Expert Guide

Day 5

Departure from Murmansk

Enjoy a very easy morning with breakfast included at your hotel before checking out and having a bit of free time to do some last-minute exploring. Your driver will take you to your scheduled departure point (airport or railway station)

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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