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4 days/3 nights: Murmansk, Teriberka, Kirovsk

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This tour offers a chance to see the diversity of the Kola Peninsula nature. We’ll have a chance to see tundra, get to the edge of the earth on the shore of the Arctic Ocean,  admire the beauty of the Khibiny mountains.


Day 1. Murmansk

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
 
 Upon arrival to Murmansk you’ll have a driving tour of the city. 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.
 
Check in Murmansk hotel
At 8 – 8.30 pm your might join an optional 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 2. Teriberka. A Trip to the Arctic Ocean

A tour to Teriberka, the gateway to the Arctic Ocean. 
Kola Peninsula  gives you a unique chance to   reach the wild edge of untouched Arctic 
just during one day trip.
 
09 am Meeting with a guide and driver.
Departure for the village Teriberka, an old fishing village on the coast of the Barents Sea. Upon arrival you'll take a sleigh ride to the seashore.
 
The first thing that you will see when entering Teriberka is a graveyard of wooden ships that have already become a local landmark and an object of admiration for tourists and photographers. According to local residents, these vessels have been here since the 19th century.
 
On a walking tour of the outskirts of Teriberka, you can observe mysterious stones of a large size, under which much smaller stones stand. It is still unclear how the ancient inhabitants were able to lift them.

A trip to the rocky beach with a long beautiful cape and a waterfall that freezes in winter before the first thaw.


Lunch in the  in the authentic restaurant of Russian and Nordic cuisine. You'll have a chance to taste local specialities including seafood, local fish, venison.

On the way back to Murmansk you might have another opportunity of Tracking the Northern Lights


Day 3. Kirovsk

09 am Meeting with a guide and driver. Driving to Kirovsk
Kirovsk is surrounded by picturesque Khibiny Mountains on the shores of the Lake Bolshoy Vudyavr,  It is a great destination for everyone who loves mountain skiing or wish to experience snowmobiling. At night time you might be lucky to watch  Norther Lights framed by gorgeous mountain scenery.

2 pm Lunch break
 
3 pm Apatit Museum and Exhibition Сente. It is a stone museums famous for an extensive collection of the Khibiny tundra, Kola Peninsula minerals as well as the minerals from all over the world. Miniatures of mining equipment with illumination and voice acting, interactive model of Earth structure as well as modern multimedia equipment will not leave you indifferent.
 
5 pm. Cable car ride to the summit of  Mount Aykuaivenchor, which is 1075 meters above sea level. From above you will take in magnificent panorama of the Khibiny Mountains.
 
6 pm Visiting Snow Village. It is a unique building made exclusively of snow and ice. Each year in every November, ice sculptors from all over the region come to Kirovsk to design  the snowy halls and tunnels, make snow and ice sculptures,  create unusual illumination. The theme of the decoration always remain unique.
 
Check in the hotel

Day 4. Kirovsk

09 am Meeting with a driver
Transfer to a snowmobile station. You’ll join a snowmobile tour to the heart of  the Khibiny Mountains.

The tour duration varies from 1,5 to 5 hours but each option offers breathtaking views of the area. You’ll be provided with the full equipment including warm protective cloths, a helmet, balaclava, boots, and gloves. The group travels under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Lunch break
3.30 pm Transfer to Apatite Airport
 

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