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4 days/3 nights: Murmansk, Lovozero

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We recommend that you stay in Kola Peninsula at least 3 nights. During this tour you'll have a chance to visit  Murmansk,  get to know indigenous people of the North, make friends with a Northern reindeer and possibly experience dog sledding. We include a 2-night stay in the remote guest house on Lovozero which offers ideal opportunities for Aurora Borealis watching


Day 1 (Murmansk airport - Lovozero)

12.05 pm Arrival to Murmansk  
Meeting with a local guide and drive


Optional visit to the husky farm. 
During the tour you’ll a chance to play and pet friendly husky dogs and experience 3 or 6 km dog sledding.  This husky farm mainly focuses on training dogs for sport. During your tour you’ll hear a lot of interesting stories about Polar expeditions and sledding races, learn about northern sledding breeds and take lots of wonderful memory photos.
You'll be offered tea with a pie
 
Transfer to Lovozero. 
Upon arrival at Lovorezo village, you are dressed up for proper clothing for your snowmobile adventure. You will have a sleigh ride pulled by a snowmobile to a remote guest-house on the lake, it’ll take you about 40 min to get their.
 
After a home-made dinner you’ll have a chance to walk around the area and possibly watch the Norther Lights. The guest house is located in such a remote area that on a good day you may watch Aurora Borealis right from the grounds of your hotel
 

Day 2 (Lovozero)

After breakfast we recommend you to have a short walk of the area witch is really picturesque
 
10 am Optional cross-country skiing or winter fishing. Let us know which activity you prefer. The fishing is best in the morning while cross-country skiing is great at any time.
In both cases you’ll be escorted by a representative from the hotel.


2 pm Lunch (provided by the hotel)
Free time, optional snowmobile driving lesson, or riding a banana boat pulled by a snowmobile
 
Russian banya. This is a great place to try and learn about Russian banya culture.   You’ll be offered tea, taught how to make a massage using  bunches of dried branches and leaves and the most adventurous of you might have fun jumping in the snow
 
Dinner is provided by the hotel
After dinner you’ll have another opportunity to watch the Northern Lights

Day 3 Lovozero- Murmansk

9 am Breakfast
After breakfast you’ll take a transfer to Lovozero village 
Meeting your driver. A stop for lunch on the way

After lunch we’ll be heading for  the  Tundra Park, owned by a Sami  family.
During the tour you will learn about most important and interesting aspects of life of this ancient northern people. Visiting a  house-chum,  sheathed from the inside with the skins of deer, watching unusual shamans rites, listening to the music of vargan, making friends with a reindeer. During the tour you’ll be treated with herbal tea and a home-made pie, make a photo session in traditional Sami cloths and enjoy a  snowmobile excursion of the area.


Driving to Murmansk. 
Overnight in a hotel
In the evening you might join your might join Aurora Borealis hunting. This tour is offered only in favorable weather conditions. The tour lasts 1,5 – 4 hours You  will be taken to places outside of the city to see the Northern Lights untarnished by light pollution,

Day 4. Murmansk

10 am Meeting with your guide and driver

Driving tour of Murmansk. Murmansk is one of the largest sea-ports in the world; it is also famous for its fleet of ice-breakers. You’ll stop at the top of one of the hills surrounding this fjord on the Barents Sea and enjoy the impressive view of the city. During the tour you’ll also learn the heroic dependence of the city during the Second World War and visit several war memorials.

​Russian icebreakers fleet is based in Murmansk, including all Russian nuclear icebreakers, while Russia is the only country in the world that has them. 
An optional tour of the atomic icebreaker “Lenin”. Launched in 1957, it was the world's  first surface ship with a nuclear power plant. Icebreaker was built in the Soviet Union, first and foremost, to serve the Northern Sea Route. 

After lunch your driver will take you to the airport
 

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