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Murmansk Russia Winter Adventures December - March, 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1: Arrival Murmansk

Arrival in Murmansk, optional transfer to Hotel Azimut Murmansk**** or similar, check-in, welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Murmansk

Murmansk is the largest city in the world north of the Arctic Circle. The morning city tour acquaints us with the fascinating history of the city and with places related the heroic struggle of the city during the 2nd World War including the Alyosha Monument dedicated to the Defenders of the Subarctic Region. After that we proceed to the Monument dedicated to the Memory of the Sailors who died in peacetime and we see the fragment of the booth of the Kursk atomic submarine that dramatically sank in 2001. Lunch at a local city restaurant. In the afternoon we continue with a visit to the Lenin Icebreaker Museum, an icon of the history of navigation, and with a visit to the Regional History Museum of Murmansk, the oldest museum in the region, founded in 1926 and dedicated to the history and culture of the whole Murmansk region. In the evening we are invited on an Aurora Hunting Tours and if we are lucky we are dazzled by the Northern Lights.

Day 3: Murmansk – Teriberka - Murmansk

In the morning we set off for the village of Teriberka, the only place in Russia on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, which can be reached by road. The road to Teriberka offers breathtaking views of the endless white tundra and wild nature. At arrival in Teriberka we feel like we are at the edge of the Earth. The seashore is fascinating and leaves no one indifferent! In Teriberksa we learn about the village life which gained popularity after the premiere of the Russian film “Leviathan” which was nominated for the Oscar Awards and we enjoy a local lunch. After lunch we embark a sleigh ride. The sleighs are pulled by snowmobiles and the ride takes us towards a beautiful waterfall that empties into the Arctic Ocean. In the afternoon we drive through the snow clad wilderness back to Murmansk.

Day 4: Murmansk – Lovozero - Murmansk

In the morning we depart to a husky park. During the excursion we are going to learn the incredible history of the Siberian husky. We are able to communicate with these affectionate dogs and we also see the beautiful reindeers. After that we rejoice on an exciting trip through the winter forest on a sleigh pulled by dogs. After lunch at a local restaurant we continue with a visit to the ethnic village. We learn about the traditional life of the peoples of the north, play outdoors games, feed the reindeers and ride in the Saami sled before returning to Murmansk.

Day 5: Murmansk Departure

Breakfast. Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport.

·4 overnights at centrally located Hotel Azimut Murmansk****

·4 x buffet breakfast

·3 x lunch during the program in and around Murmansk days 2-4

·4 x 3 course dinners at hotel

·3 full-day excursions in and around Murmansk and Evening Aurora hunting tour

·Entrances to Lenin Icebreaker Museum, Regional History Museum of Murmansk, Husky Park and Ethnic Village

·Service of English and German speaking local guide

·Service of 1st class coach or 1st class minivan throughout the itinerary

·Arrival and departure transfers to/from Murmansk airport

  • Half board at hotels (4 x 3-course dinners with coffee/tea): on request
  • Aurora Hunting Tour is provided one night during the tour, any night depending on weather conditions. The Northern Light is normally visible in the period November-March in the evening, however we cannot guarantee Northern Lights because it’s a complex natural phenomenon which depends on a variety of conditions. If we fail to see Northern Lights during the first Aurora Hunting Tour one more Aurora Hunting Tour is provided for free. We are not able to offer any compensation if we fail to see the Northern Lights during two Aurora Hunting Tours.
  • The road to Terebirka at the Arctic Ocean can occasionally be closed by the authority because of the weather conditions. It happens a few times during the winter season. In this case, the tour is postponed to another day if such transfer is possible or is being replaced by another activity. We are not able to offer any further compensation if the Teriberka Tour is replaced by another activity due to weather conditions.
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