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Car Holiday from Saint-Petersburg to the Barents sea

Cruise by own car or motorcycle to the treasures of Northwest Russia. Visit the beautiful pearl on the Baltic Sea; Saint Petersburg, also named "Venice of the North". Other treasures are Kizhi Island (an open air museum of the traditional way of building in wood in Karelia) and the Solovetsky Islands. More treasures are waiting beyond the Arctic Circle. The panoramic views on the Kola Peninsula (or Murmansk region or Russian Lapland), beautiful lakes surrounded by wild nature and huge mountain tundra’s and the different cultures as the (reindeer) Saami and (fishing) Pomors culture.

With this tour you get acquainted with all what Northwest Russia offer. Your tour description is waiting for you and also the keys of your hotel rooms are waiting at their reception desks. With the support of Kola Travel your Car holiday on the Kola Peninsula in Northwest Russia will be pleasant and hassle-free; you will have the freedom of being without a guide, yet feel at ease in unfamiliar cities! If you have a longer holiday we can easily expand the tour with some more interesting days. To have an idea you can view the Options section.

  • Saint Petersburg: Venice of the North!
  • Sortavala: Valaam Monastery (optional)
  • Olonets: Mandrogi village (optional)
  • Petrozavodsk: Kinerma village (optional)
  • Petrozavodsk: Kizhi
  • Petrozavodsk: Ship museum
  • Belomorsk: Petroglyphs (rock carving from 6000y. B.C.)
  • Kem: Solovetsky Islands
  • The White Sea with many islands
  • An ancient stone labyrinth dated 2000 years B.C
  • Soviet towns and cities.
  • Khibiny-, Monche- and Lovozero-tundras.
  • Saami Settlement.
  • Visit World's biggest city above the Arctic Circle; Murmansk.
  • Visit World's first Nuclear Icebreaker "MS Lenin".
  • The Barents Sea with all his secrets.

Day 1: Welcome in Saint Petersburg
Cross the Russian border from Finland and travel via Vyborg to Saint Petersburg and check-in at a hotel in the city centre.

Day 2: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Three-hour guided sightseeing tour by a car of a guide + 2 hour guided excursion in the Hermitage. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Excursion to Petrodvorets on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk (400 km)
Breakfast. Travel to Petrozavodsk and check-in at a hotel. On the way possibility to visit ancient monasteries, churches and Mandrogi village.

Day 5: Sight seeing Kizhi Island
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Kizhi (open air museum). More info about Kizhi.

Day 6: Petrozavodsk - Kem (400 km)
Breakfast. Drive to first Russian resort Marsialnye Wody. Drive to Kivach Waterfall and Dendrarium. Drive to Kem and overnight in a nice hotel complex close to the harbour.

Day 7: Sight seeing Solovetsky Islands
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Solovetsky Islands. Overnight in the hotel complex. More info about Solovetsky.

Day 8: Kem - Kandalaksha
Breakfast. Drive to Kandalaksha; check-in at hotel. Drive up to a high point on the shore of the White Sea. Seals and even beluga whales can be spotted in the sea. Possibilty to visit the ancient "Babylon" Labyrinth, a stone structure of archaeological interest.

Day 9: Kandalaksha - Kirovsk
Breakfast. Drive to Kirovsk, and explore the town; check-in at hotel. With tickets reserved by us, you can visit the Botanical Garden located close to Kirovsk. In Apatity (15 km away) visits can be made to the Museum of the European North of Russia, and to a specialized shop which sells jewellery, and stone carvings and other folk art. If you wish, drive to a village nearby to visit the wooden house where the first geologist to explore the region lived. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Kirovsk - Monchegorsk
Breakfast. Drive to Monchegorsk; check-in at hotel. Places to visit in Monchegorsk include the largest Orthodox Cathedral on the Kola Peninsula and the Museum of Coloured Stones. Drive to the top of the mountain above the city to see the view. For dinner there is an excellent small restaurant close to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Monchegorsk - Lovozero - Murmansk
Breakfast. Drive to the village of Lovozero - the capital of Russian Lapland. Lappish people live to the east of Murmansk and although their way of life has changed drastically in recent years, they continue to be "Reindeer People". Visit Lovozero’s Historical Museum and the Saami Settlement. Proceed to Murmansk. Arrive in Murmansk; hotel check-in.

Day 12: Sight seeing Murmansk city
Breakfast. There are a number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the Naval Museum, the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum and the Folk Art Centre and the Oceanarium (tickets can be reserved upon request). An excursion on an atomic icebreaker can be arranged.

Day 13: Teriberka on the Barents Sea
Breakfast. Day trip to Teriberka village. It is the only place where you can feel/taste the water of the Barents Sea. You can sight-see the old Teriberka and new Teriberka (Lodenoye) villages. Hike to the Barents Sea sea, watch the "Rolling Stones" beach, visit the Waterfall falling into the sea and the WW-II Cannons to protect Teriberka bay. All the above interesting points of interest we can show you during a day-trip from Murmansk to Teriberka. Drive back to the hotel in Murmansk for dinner and overnight.

Day 14: Farewell Murmansk region
Spend a few hours in Murmansk or drive directly to the border at Lotta (close to Ivalo, Finland) or to Kirkenes (Norway). Visit the old churches in Kola Village on route. Distance from Murmansk to the border point at Lotta: 245 km and to border point Borisoglebski (close to Kirkenes, Norway): 245 km.

Accommodation: 13 nights in a tourist class hotels including breakfasts.
Level: not applicable.
Group size: From one person
Duration: 14 days
Dates: 
The whole year around. Please check dates with us.
Price: 
Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Saint-Petersburg program
  • 2-way ticket to Kizhi and entrance fee incl. guideservice
  • 2-way ticket to Solovetsky and entrance fee
  • Entrance fee to Oceanarium.
  • Excursion to Botanical Garden.
  • Maps, detailed information about the routes and cities
  • Standby and Support by Kola Travel (in Russian, English, Dutch and German language)
Price excludes:
  • Optional excursions. See Options for an overview.
  • Passport and visa expenses
Documents:
Het paspoort moet minimaal 6 maanden geldig zijn na terugkomst. Voor toeristen uit Nederland is een Russisch visum vereist. Voor meer informatie raadpleeg de website van het Russische consulaat in Den Haag. Na boeking sturen wij je de benodigde toeristische uitnodiging.
Insurance:
  • De deelnemer moet beschikken over een ziektekostenverzekering die op zijn minst het Europese deel van de Russische Federatie dekt.
  • This Car Holiday from Saint-Petersburg to the Barents sea can be extended with the following optionals:
    • Saint Petersburg:
      • Folklore program in Nikolaevsky Palace "Feel yourself Russian" inclusive traditional Russian snacks.
      • Guided hiking excursions in St-Petersburg, 3 hours.
      • Guided hiking and driving excursion in St-Petersburg, 3 hours.
      • 7 hour excursion to Tsarskoe Selo/Pushkin and Ekaterina Palace.
      • 7 hour excursion to Peterhof by hydrofoil “Meteor".
      • Entrance tickets for Hermitage: approx. EUR 18 per person.
      • Local guide-interpreter.
    • Valaam Monastery:
      • Two-way boat tickets
      • English speaking guide on Valaam Island: Price per group EUR 21,--
      • Audio guide: EUR 4,-- per person
      • Lunch
      • For more information and possible excursions contact us.
    • Petrozavodsk:
      • Trip to Zoo Complex located 70 km far from Petrozavodsk.
      • Trip to Kinerma village with excursion and lunch located 100 km far from Petrozavodsk.
      • Combination of trips Zoo Complex and Kinerma Village in a round drive. A taxi picks you up from Petrozavodsk, waits at the places and brings you back to Petrozavodsk.
      • Local guide-interpreter.
      • Entrance fees to Museums in Petrozavodsk will be between 5 and 10 euros per person.
      • Boat excursion to Kizhi Open Air Museum.
    • Kinerma village:
      • Excursion in the village (visits to two Chapels, two historical exhibitions and a photo exhibition, lunch).
      • Course in making Folk dolls for groups.
      • Course in baking traditional Karelian pies for groups.
    • Kizhi Open Air Museum:
      • Two-way boat tickets in Kizhi Island.
      • English speaking guide in Kizhi Island.
      • Audio guide on Kizhi Island: EUR 4,-- per person
      • See link above for more info.
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    • Kandalaksha en omgeving:
      • Boot excursie naar steen labyrint "Babylon", een 4000 jaar oude stenen constructie van archeologisch belang.
      • Traditionele shashlyk maaltijd
    • Kirovsk en omgeving:
      • Excursion in Mineralogical Museum in Kirovsk.
      • Excursion in Museum of the North in Kirovsk
      • Excursion in Northern Botanical garden near Kirovsk
      • Alpine skiing on the best slopes of NW Russia in Kirovsk
      • Cross country skiing on lighted tracks near Kirovsk
      • Snow-village near Kirovsk
      • Snow-mobile safari in Khibiny Tundra
      • Excursie in het Mineralogisch museum van Kirovsk
      • Excursie in "Museum over het Noorden" in Kirovsk
      • Excursie in de noordelijkste botanische tuin bij Kirovsk
      • Alpine skiën op de beste hellingen van NW-Rusland in Kirovsk
      • Langlaufen op verlichte paden bij Kirovsk
      • Bezoek het Sneeuwkasteel, een constructie van sneeuw en ijs bij Kirovsk
      • Sneeuwmobiele safaria in Khibiny Toendra
    • Monchegorsk:
    • Lovozero:
      • Visit a Saami settlement close to Lovozero village.
        Meet the Lovozero Saami in Russian Lapland. Learn about their culture and their traditions. Feed, hug and make selfies with the reindeers.  More information
      • Visit a Husky Farm close to Lovozero village.
        In the winter you can participate on sledging with huskies and reindeers. In the summer you can hike with huskies.  More information
      • 3-day hiking excursion in Lovozero Tundra.
        The mystic of Lovozero Tundra on Kola Peninsula. The hiking excursion leads to Seidozero (Saint Lake). Meet a dancing shaman 'Kuiva' on the rocks!.  More information
    • Moermansk stad en regio:
      • Tickets voor musea en museumexcursies kosten tussen RUB 25, - en RUB 400, - per persoon.
      • Toegangsbewijs voor een excursie aan een Nucleaire ijsbreker in de Russische taal: RUR 150 pp. Individuele excursies in het Engels kan door ons worden geregeld.
      • Stadsexcursies in de Heldenstad van het noorden; Moermansk.
      • Excursie naar een Saami-nederzetting.
      • Dagtrip naar het dorp Teriberka en de Barentszee kust.
      • Trip naar een Husky Farm.
      • Dagtrip naar de hoofdstad van de Saami: Lovozero.
    • Teriberka en omgeving:
      • Sight-seeing het oude Teriberka en nieuwe Teriberka dorp (Lodenoye).
      • Bezoek de Barentszee.
      • Bezoek het bolderstrand "Rolling Stones".
      • Bezoek de waterval.
      • Bezoek de WW-II-kanonnen.
      • Alle bovengenoemde interessante bezienswaardigheden kunnen we u laten zien tijdens een dagtocht van Moermansk naar Teriberka. Zie:. See: Dagtrip naar de Barentsz-kust.
    • Een aansprakelijkheidsverzekering voor motorrijtuigen (alleen materiële schade) is verplicht voor autorijden op Russisch grondgebied. Als uw verzekering de Russische Federatie niet dekt (controleer uw groene kaart), kunnen wij u tegen betaling een aanvullende verzekering aanbieden .
    • Uitnodigingen voor één of twee binnenkomsten voor de aanvraag van een Russisch toeristenvisum voor maximaal 30 dagen.

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