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Kola Travel: Specialist in snowmobile safaris on Kola Peninsula kolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages

Program:Snowmobile Safaris >>KTSS08

Map of the snowmobile track from Oktyabrsky to Saami village Krasnoschelnye, Varzuga, Umba and Inga on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russia kolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages
Kola Travel: Specialist in snowmobile safaris on Kola Peninsula kolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages

Polar Snowmobile Adventure Wilderness of Kola Peninsula

 

For experienced snowmobilers we offer a more than 600 km long Polar Snowmobile Adventure through the wilderness of Kola Peninsula. You will visit places and remote villages which are only reachable in winter by snowmobiles and reindeers with sledges. The landscape in the centre of Kola Peninsula is magnificent beautiful with different kind of forests, frozen lakes and rivers, tundra's with huge panorama's and exciting driving. We will use as much as possible tracks used by the original Reindeer People "Saami". That means also deep snow driving, sometimes to be patient  and to  improvise.

 

The track goes from Oktyabrsky to Lappish village Krasnoschelye followed by Varzuga with the beautiful wooden Uspenskaya Church dated from 1674 and to Umba fishing village on the White Sea. From Umba we drive northwards to Inga where we overnight in a Saami Sot house and back to Oktyabrsky. Everyday you can enjoy the hot Russian Banya (sauna) and traditional meals of local people. Lunches will be in the open air around campfires. Read more details in the itinerary below.

 

 

Kola Travel: Specialist in snowmobile safaris on Kola Peninsula kolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages
 

Polar Snowmobile Adventure Wilderness of Kola Peninsula description:

 
Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport or in Apatity railway station. Transfer to the lumberjack guest house Yolki-Palki located in the old village named Oktyabrsky in Kirovsk city’s neighbourhood. Check-in. Sauna. Dinner. Overnight. (D)

Day 2: At 07.00 breakfast and changing clothes. At 09.00 we start to drive to the old Saami village Krasnoschelye. Wilderness lunch on the way at campfire. Upon arrival in Krasnoschelye we have dinner in a national CHUM sitting around a fire. Sauna. Overnight in a guest house. Distance: 160 km. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Breakfast at 08.00. At 09.00 we have a hiking in the village including a visit to a national Saami centre to see a traditional work shops. Folk concert of Komi people. At 13.00 we come back to the guest house to have lunch. After lunch we continue to drive to Varzuga village. The way is via snowed forest, frozen lakes and white hills. Dinner, sauna and overnight in a guest house upon arrival in Varzuga village. Distance: 120 km. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Breakfast at 09.00. After breakfast we are going to see Varzuga village. The earliest information on Varzuga dates back to 1419. We will see wooden houses built in an old Pomor’s style and The Church complex with Bell Tower. Varzuga’s Uspenskaya Church dated by 1674 is the oldest wooden church on the Kola Peninsula and was constructed without the use of nails. Lunch in the guest house at 13.00. After lunch we drive to another Pomor’s village on the White sea shore named Umba known from the 16th century. On the way we come to an old village named Kashkarantsy to see a church. Then, 5 km further we can visit a chapel of Unknown Monk standing remotely on the White sea shore. Dinner, sauna and overnight in a guest house upon arrival in Umba village. Distance: 140 km. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Breakfast at 08.00. After breakfast we start to drive along remote forest roads to an old village named Inga located in far away wilderness. Lunch on the way at campfire. Upon arrival sauna and dinner. Overnight in the Saami Sot house. Distance: 140 km. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Breakfast. Today we are not in hurry. We can sleep longer and try ice fishing because we are 50 km from our start point - the lumberjack guest house Yolki-Palki. Upon arrival in Yolki-Palki we have sauna. Farewell dinner in the evening. Distance: 50 km. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Breakfast. Departure. Transfer to Murmansk airport or to Apatity railway station. (B)
 

Crossing rivers during snowmobile safari on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russiakolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages Saami Sot house where we sleep on Reindeer fur arround the fire during snowmobile safari on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russiakolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages Untouched nature during snowmobile safari on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russiakolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages Everybody happy after extreme snowmobile safari to old villages on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russiakolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages
Left military airport during snowmobile safari on Kola Peninsula Northwest Russiakolatravel snowmobile safaris kola peninsula villages
 

Polar Snowmobile Adventure Wilderness of Kola Peninsula details:

Tour highlights:
• Beautiful Polar nature during snowmobiling
• Watching old villages
• Ice fishing
• Testing local dishes
• Krasnoschelye: a visit to a national Saami center with work shops
• Krasnoschelye: folk concert of Komi people
• Krasnoschelye: Dinner in a national CHUM
• Kashkarantsy: Pomory Church
• The White Sea shore: Chapel of Unknown Monk
• Varzuga: The ancient church complex of 16th century
• Murmansk city tour.
• Excursion in the first Nuclear Icebreaker LENIN.
• Visit to the Northern Navy Museum.
• Seal performance in Murmansk Oceanarium.
Accommodation:
• 2 nights in twin rooms in the lumberjack guest house Yolki-Palki (dry toilets and washing room on the first floor. Sauna outside).
• 1 night in a guest house in Krasnoschelye village: twin and triple rooms. (Dry toilet and sauna outside).
• 1 night in the Lappish Dwelling: sleeping places on a half-round wooden bench on reindeer fur. (Dry toilet and sauna outside).
• 1 night in twin rooms in a guest house in Umba village (toilet on the first floor. Sauna outside).
• 1 night in a guest house in Varzuga village. (Dry toilet and sauna are outside).
Level:
Experience in driving snowmobile is pre.
Group size:
From 6 to 10 persons in one group
Duration:
7 days
Dates:
On request from the 15th of January up to 30th of April . Dates on request >> Click here!
Price:
Prices on request >> Click here!
Price includes:
• Rental snowmobiles from Day 2 to Day 6
• Accommodation including breakfast.
• Food: full board from Day 2 to Day 6, dinner at Day 1, breakfast at Day 7.
• Guide service for the snowmobiling part from Day 2 to Day 6
• Transfer from Apatity railway station or from Murmansk airport to the lumberjack guest house Yolki-Palki
• All mentioned saunas
• Ice fishing
• All mentioned excursions
• Accident medical insurance incl. helicopter evacuation in emergency case
Optional:
• Pick-up service from the Finnish territory by Kola Travel guide
• Third party car insurance for driving on Russian territory
• Excursion program in Murmansk: EUR 125 pp, --
• Booking hotels and/or activities in Scandinavian countries
• Booking plane/train/bus tickets
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
Necessary private equipment:
• Sleeping bag suitable for winter, sun glasses.
Recommended private equipment:
• Thermo underwear, 2 pair of warm socks, sweater clothing neck.
Documents:
Passport must be valid at least 3 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.
Insurance:
The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.
 

Program Overview more day and extreme

Snowmobile safaris:

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Code

Name

Days

Group

Data (dd.mm.yy) Activity
KTSS05
Special snowmobile safari to Saami village Krasnoschelye for celebration "Day of Reindeer People".Full service snowmobile safari which includes reindeer sledging and Saami games, folk festival, 1 pers/snowmobile. Total: 360 km. Daily drive: 180 km. 4 1-10
From 15th or 16th of March until 18th of March
Snow-mobiling
Culture
KTSS06
Snowmobile safari to Saami village Krasnoschelnye
Full service snowmobile safari, 1 person per snowmobile. Total length: 280 km. Daily distances: 140 km.
4 1-10
On request from the 15th of December up to 30th of April . Dates on request >> Click here!
Snow-mobiling
Culture
KTSS07
Snowmobile safari to Saami Sot House in Inga
Full service snowmobile safari, 1 person per snowmobile. Total length: 100 km. Daily distances: 50 km.
2 1-10
On request from the 15th of December up to 30th of April . Dates on request >> Click here!
Snow-mobiling
Culture
KTSS08
Extreme Snowmobile safari to old villages on Kola Peninsula:
Visit Kirovsk, Krasnoschelye, Varzuga and Umba during extreme snowmobile safari, full service, 1 pers/snowmobile. Total length: 700 km. Average distances: 140 km per day.
7 6-10
On request from the 15th of January up to 30th of April . Dates on request >> Click here!
Snow-mobiling
Culture
Legend: Blue=departure dates, Green=guaranteed departure dates, Orange=some places free, Red=fully booked