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Visit Russian North. Winter travel to Murmansk oblast

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Murmansk oblast is the area of Russian Military Glory during World War II and a Motherland of such indigenous people like reindeer herders Sami. In this tour you will try yourself as a musher and will drive a real husky dog sledding, meet the culture of Sami people, have a snowmobile tour to Seydozero – sacred lake for Sami, which is guarded by evil sorcerer Kuyva, ride a reindeer sleight and have some heat in banya – traditional Russian sauna. You will also have time for skiing and snowboarding. Even if you never tried to do it – you will have a chance to learn! This trip will be an exclusive opportunity for you to feel real Russian Winter with huge amount of snow, to try real winter fun and activities, to learn the history of region and admire Northern Nature including the most beautiful miracle of north – Polar Lights or Aurora!


Day 1. Welcome to Murmansk, Russia! 

  • This day we meet you at the airport or railway station of Murmansk and bring to the hotel for you to have some rest after the flight.
  • Depending upon your arrival time, we will have a little walking in the city for you to meet new reality of this place. Don’t forget, that it is a cold winter and you are at the very north of Russia! So, in case if you don’t have warm clothes, shoes, winter hat and gloves – we can go to the shop and buy it. And yes, you are in Polar Circle, so be ready to see real Polar Night.
  • We will go up to Green Cape and “Alyosha” monument to watch panoramic view of Murmansk, port and Kola Bay.
  • When the whole group will arrive, we will have a Welcome Dinner in authentic restaurant to try Russian and Northern food and make acquaintance with new friends.

Day 2. I hope you like dogs and Nuclear technologies 

  • This day we will start with communication with huskies – the most friendly dogs in the world 🙂 You will learn about character and hierarchy of huskies and history of the breed. Then you will try yourself as a musher to drive real dog sledding! Huskies are very friendly and love playing with people, so be ready for fun, hugs and happy photos!
  • Then we will visit the pride of Soviet Engineering – first in the world Nuclear-powered Icebreaker “Lenin”. You will learn the history of this ship and technologies which were implemented in construction of icebreaker that helped to make a new step for the humanity in Arctic researches field.
  • Murmansk is a heroic city and one of the central places in its heroic history takes Northern Marine Fleet. We will visit museum of Northern Marine Fleet and learn its heroic history from the beginning till our days.

Day 3. Is it easy to be a reindeer herder? 

  • Today you will learn about culture of Sami, indigenious people of Kola Peninsula. You will meet a real Sami who will show you how do they live, how do they build houses and will tell about their lifestyle, reindeer herding and hunting. Here you will try traditional Sami cuisine and while having Sami herbal tea, we will talk about life in tundra, families and everything that is interesting for you about these indigenous people of Kola Peninsula. After that, you will meet reindeer to pat and feed them, and to make huge amount of cool photos! And the most exciting event of the day – we will ride a reindeer sledding!

Day 4. Snowmobiling races and mystery of Seydozero 

  • This day we will have a real winter adventure! We will spend the day driving snowmobiles to Seydozero – a sacred lake for Sami and place of power for Sami Shamans! We will see an evil sorcerer Kuyva, who due to Sami legend, was prisoned in the rock and now he is a keeper of Seydozero lake.
  • After the whole day in the winter nature we will have an evening in banya – traditional Russian sauna. This is a perfect place to “heat the bones”, and very good for health as prophylactic of many diseases! During banya everybody, who wishes can jump in the snow like Russians do! As for me, I will do it for sure 😉

Day 5. Snow village ang winter childhood entertainents! 

  • After breakfast we are going to Kirovsk – the city, surrounded with picturesque Khibiny mountains!
  • We will visit Stone Museum and Snow village, full of snow and ice sculptures, and then we are going to have winter entertainments like in childhood time – snowtubings, snowball fighting, and if we still have time and energy – we will make a snowman 🙂

Day 6 and 7. Winter vacation without ski resort is not our case 

  • These 2 days we will spend in Kirovsk at ski-resort! We will have a lot of fun riding snowboards and skies! And if you can’t snowboarding or skiing, you will have a lesson with experienced instructor! Polar night is a feature of riding in Kirovsk. That means that every day you can see sunrises and sunsets in the beauty of Khibiny mountains.
  • In the evening of the second day we are leaving back to Murmansk.
  • Here we will have a Long and cozy Farewell Dinner with chatting, laughing and refreshing all amazing adventures that we have experienced together! I guess that we will go to sleep very late 😉

Day 8. Farewell hugs!

День 11

  • Today some of you are leaving back home, some of you will decide to stay in Russia for couple of days, but anyway this is the last day of our traveling together for this time!
  • Be ready for long goodbyes, laughing, tears and promises that we will meet each other again in Russia, in your country or somewhere else in the world! 
  • Russia is huge, wonderful and interesting country which will take your heart forever! So please, check other Tours to Russia with Value Of The Moment if you want to come here again.

Date of tour:

from November 1'st, 2017 till May 1'st, 2018

Prices for this tour for individual groups:


Number of participants

Price per person

2 persons

1450$ / 1360€

3-4 persons

1200$ / 1130€

5-6 persons

1150$ / 1080€

7-8 persons

1050$ / 990€

9-12 persons

980$ / 920€


маленкий тур
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Total Distance: 560 km (350 miles)
  • Where: Murmansk oblast
  • Start: Murmansk
  • Finish: Murmansk
  • Native cultures: Sami
  • Accommodation: Twin rooms
  • Fitness level: Simple
  • Transport: comfortable car or van
  • Daily Temperature: -15˚…-30˚C
  • Minimum age: From 6 to 17 y.o. – only accompanied by adults. From 18 y.o. – independently
  • Language: English / Russian. If your group needs translation to another language – please, mention about it when booking.
  • Active entertainments: Reindeer sledding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, banya (Russian sauna), snowboarding / skiing, snowtubing.
  • Excursions: Nuclear-powered icebreaker “Lenin”, Northern Marine Fleet Museum, Visit to reindeer herders Sami, excursion in the kennel of sledding dogs, Snow Village, Stone Museum.
  • Always with you: Dmitry and Ilaria

Cost of Adventure – from $980 / €920

  • Group airport / railway station transfers
  • Transport on tour
  • Accommodation in touristic base for 2 nights
  • Food: all food during living in touristic base
  • Entry fees to attractions and sightseeings
  • Photos and movie with your adventures in Russia
  • Active entertainments: Reindeer sledding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, banya (Russian sauna), snowboarding / skiing, snowtubing.
  • All necessary consultations and 24-hours support during the trip
  • English / Russian speaking guides. If your group needs translation to another language – please, mention it when booking.
  • Russian visa support letter
  • Always with you – Dmitry and Ilaria
  • Airfare: Your city – Murmansk – Your city
  • Accommodation in Murmansk (3 nights) and Kirovsk (2 nights)
  • Interpreter to another language (if not Russian/English). If your group needs for translation in your language, please, mention about it when booking
  • Travel medical insurance (if necessary)
  • Visa fees
  • Lunches and dinners that are not mentioned above and alcohol (approximately 20-30$ per day)
  • Souvenirs, tips and other personal expenses
  • Snowboarding or skiing instructor (60$ for 2 hours)
  • Additional experiences and activities that are not included in program
  • Individual transfers during free time
  • To book a place in the group, you need: 1) To fill the Booking form for us to contact you. 2) After that, to pay a minimum deposit of 30% of tour cost. Please, check our cancelation and refund policy and payment methods here - Guarantee, documents and payment methods. The rest of your fees must be transferred to us no later than 7 days before your arrival.
  • Depending upon weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to make changes in our program, keeping the itinerary action-packed and interesting.

Citizens of these countries have visa-free entrance to Russia for 90 days (or number of days that is in brackets):

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