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.
|Level: not applicable.|
|Group size: From 1 person|
|Duration: 7 days on Russian Territory (or shorter or longer on request)|
|Dates: The whole year around. Please check dates with us.|
|Price: Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.|
|Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A Russian visa is required for tourists from most countries. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details. We handle the tourist invitation.|
|Insurance: The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.|
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