Chasing the Northern Lights
(Murmansk - Saint Petersburg)
The North is like a magical magnet and remains a lifetime attraction for those who have been here at least once. The Russian Arctic – the Kola Peninsula – is located in the very north of the European part of Russia, washed by the cold White and Barents Seas. Winter lasts for eight months here, complemented by astonishing 42 days of impenetrable polar nights. However, as a reward for winter inconvenience, local residents get to enjoy the most colourful northern lights in the world! In summer, the Aurora and the dark nights are replaced by a polar day and white nights for 50 days, when the whole peninsula is lit around the clock.
We invite our guests to be a part of the fascinating road trip across Karelia and the Kola Peninsula:
See the incredible ancient petroglyphs on the Vyg River and traditional wooden Orthodox churches in Kizhi.
Drive the best Russian SUVs through the amazing terrain covered by taiga in the south and tundra in the north, where permafrost limits the growth of the trees resulting in landscape dominated by shrubs and grasses. The area boasts thousands of lakes, and we’ll pass dozens of those, with the Ladoga and the Onega being the largest.
Meet Husky dogs and reindeer in a Sami settlement and enjoy sled rides.
Reach the coast of the Arctic Ocean and see the mind-blowing scenery on the shore of the never freezing Barents Sea.
Visit the Khibiny mountain range with extreme winter skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Delight in local food specialties, including salmon and king crab.
See Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights. It’s considered great luck to witness the Lights, and we bring you to the best places to experience this natural phenomenon!
Join us for the Ultimate Arctic Adventure!
Route: Murmansk - Teriberka – Apatity - Kalevala - Medvezhyegorsk - Petrozavodsk - Kizhi Island - Ruskeala Mountain Park - Sortavala - St. Peterburg