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Murmansk Northern Lights Tour

Uncover the enigmatic Russia on your Northern Lights Tour, one of the most in-demand tour packages by Russian Travel Agency Pradiz.

Discover the Beauty of Russia on a 4-day trip to the Russian far north

This journey will take you from Moscow, glittering Russian capital, to the country’s northernmost extremities, the Kola Peninsula, where clear skies allow you to see the dancing colors of aurora borealis.

Immerse into Moscow wintery magic and prepare for an unforgettable adventure, as Russian Travel Agency Pradiz selected the most thrilling attractions for you to enjoy your Moscow tours.

What follows is Russian north, made different from the rest of Russia by its remoteness and its winters, so cold but so beautiful. This land is inhabited by unique people, both settlers and the indigenous, and is famed for its natural wonders.

Tour Highlights

  • Watch the dancing colors of the Northern Lights
  • Relish the authentic Russian and Arctic cuisine
  • See the world’s first nuclear-powered surface ship Lenin
  • Immerse into the unique surroundings of Tundra and meet the indigenous people, the Sami
  • Experience the reindeer sleigh rides, feeding and taking photos with huskies, Arctic foxes, and more

Itinerary

Day 1 - Murmansk City Tour

You will be going on Murmansk Tour. Murmansk is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle and its destiny is tightly intertwined with sea, one of Russia’s major naval bases, Severomorsk is located nearby.

Murmansk Tour includes Memorial to Submariners, the Church of the Savior on the Waters, Kursk submarine memorial, a memorial to the Defenders of the Soviet Arctic, the monument “Waiting”.

In the afternoon you will be taking the tour of the nuclear icebreaker “Lenin”, the world’s first nuclear-powered surface ship, which was later converted into a museum. In the evening enjoy northern lights viewing.

ship-lenin
Day 2 - Tour to Teriberka

After leaving Murmansk you will see miles of snow-covered Tundra and famous rock formations. Then, you will arrive in Teriberka, a seaside Pomeranian village dating back to the early 16th century.

Discover the unique culture of the Pomory, hunters and sea-farers inhabiting these lands, and enjoy the unique hospitality of this tough but warm-heated people.

You will also see a former military airfield, the first weather station in the Kola North, 1893-built weather station, and much more.

To get warm you will be having a picnic with hot tea and sandwiches in the local way: that is on the shore of the Arctic Ocean and with a piece of Teriberka cake. At night, you can chase the northern lights.

Teriberka Northern Lights Tour
Teriberka Northern Lights Tour
Day 3 - Visit to Sami village and Kirovsk tour

You will be making a tour of a Sami village Murmansk to be told about the life of the Sami, the nomadic aborigines of the Kola Peninsula who herd reindeers and engage in fishing and hunting of sea mammals.

You will be photographed in national dresses, play Sami outdoor games, experience reindeer sleigh rides, feed and take photos with huskies, Arctic foxes, and other Northern animals.  Savor lunch a-la-Kola: ukha, Lovozero bread, tea, and roast venison included for a truly Arctic experience.

After lunch you will be visiting the Observation Deck Olenegorsk, to see open pit iron-ore mine. Next is scheduled a tour of Kirovsk, located at the spurs of the Khibiny Mountains, with a visit to the Museum of Mineralogy. Aurora-borealis hunting and a warm hotel will follow.

Sami village Murmansk
Sami village Murmansk
Day 4 - Visit to Snow Village Murmansk

After checking out of the hotel in Kirovsk, you will be taken on two excursions, one to Snow Village, a unique cluster of ice and snow sculptures and constructions, and the other one to Winter Fairy Tale Ice-Sculptures. After that you will be heading for the Murmansk airport to have a flight home.

Price Details

Private tour | 3* hotel accommodation included:

  • from 680 USD per person / 4 people in party / double occupancy
  • from 840 USD per person / 2 people in party / double occupancy