Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Kandalaksha bay where the White Sea opens!
Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Kirovsk city on the foot of Khibiny Mountains
Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Monchegorsk city on the shore of Imandra Lake the biggest lake on Kola Peninsula
holiday route tour camper campers caravan caravanning camping campings northwest russia karelia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Car holiday on Kola Peninsula visit the Saami and their reindeers.
holiday route tour camper campers caravan caravanning camping campings northwest russia karelia kola peninsula murmansk region russian lapland Car holiday on Kola Peninsula View on Murmansk from icebreaker 'lenin'
excursion barents sea kola peninsula teriberka murmansk region russia Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Visit Teriberka village
excursion barents sea kola peninsula teriberka murmansk region russia Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Meet the "Rolling Stones" in Murmansk region. an unique phenomena on Earth!
excursion barents sea kola peninsula teriberka murmansk region russia Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Visit the beautiful waterfall
kola peninsula monchegorsk imandra lake kayaking excursion russian lapland Car holiday on Kola Peninsula Travel from coast to coast! Contact us for more information

Car Holiday from Coast to Coast on Kola Peninsula

Savour freedom while cruising the roads of this unique northern land, stopping now and then to stretch your legs in ancient villages and modern-day Russian cities of the Kola Peninsula. Get acquaintance with Pomor culture on the Tersky Coast and the Saami culture in Russian Lapland. Visit the numerous historical and cultural points of interest, make a boat excursion between the multitude of islands in the Archipelago of the White Sea’s Kanda Bay and pass the unique Kandalaksha Nature Reserve.

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!

  • 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 Murmansk region
Cross the border at Salla in the morning. Drive to Kandalaksha (3 hours); 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. Hike or sail (see optionals) to the Babylon Labyrinth, a stone structure of archaeological interest (2000 years B.C.). Return to Kandalaksha, explore the town. Enjoy a late dinner in a restaurant; if you wish check out a discotheque. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kirovsk: The heart of Kola Peninsula
Drive to Kirovsk, and explore the town; check-in at hotel. 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. If you wish, drive to a village nearby to visit the wooden house where the first geologist who explored the region lived. In the evening enjoy a dinner in one of the recommended restaurants in or nearby the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Monchegorsk: City on the shore of Imandra lake
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 for a panoramic view over the city build on islands in the huge Imandra lake. You may also take a short yacht-trip around Imandra Lake with its multitude of islands. For dinner there is an excellent small restaurant close to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Lovozero: The capital of Russian Lapland
Drive to the village of Lovozero. Saami 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. Have dinner in a recommended restaurant and overnight in the hotel.

Day 5: Murmansk: Worlds biggest city above polar circle
There are a number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the Naval Museum, the Museum of the Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (not open to the general public but a visit can be arranged for you), the Oceanarium (tickets can be reserved upon request), the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum / Folk Art Centre and Worlds first Nuclear Icebreaker named "LENIN". Dinner in a recommended restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Teriberka on the Barents Sea
Drive 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 7: 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: 6 nights in a tourist class hotels including breakfasts.
Level: not applicable.
Group size: From one person
Duration: 7 days
The whole year around. Please check dates with us.
Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • Accommodations
  • 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
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.
  • De deelnemer moet beschikken over een ziektekostenverzekering die op zijn minst het Europese deel van de Russische Federatie dekt.
  • This Car Holiday from Coast to Coast on Kola Peninsula can be extended with the following optionals:
    • 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.

    Car / motorcyclists and camper holidays overview