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New Year under The Northern Lights

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Tour duration: 4 days
Price: 28900 ₽
Dates:
1-4 January, 4-7 January

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Group: up to 16 people

Duration of the program from 1 to 7 January 2019

COST:

28 900 RUBLES per 1 person WITHOUT ACCOMMODATION: 4 excursions (Teriberka, Sami, Khibiny, Northern Lights), 3 lunch during the day excursions, tea/coffee during the tour of the Northern Lights, entrance tickets to the Snowy village and the Mysterious forest, a sledge ride on a snowmobile to the coast and to the waterfall on excursions to Teriberka.
37 795 RUBLES for 1 person WITH ACCOMMODATION: 4 trips (Teriberka, Sami, Khibiny, Northern Lights), 3 lunch during day excursions, tea/coffee during the tour, the Northern Lights, entrance tickets to the Snow village and the Mysterious forest, a walk in the sled on the snowmobile to the coast and to the waterfall on the tour in Teriberka, 2-person occupancy (3 nights) in hotel Azimut 4*, (the number of “Smart Superior”).
It is possible to choose one or several excursions at a separate cost (with additional payment for meals and entrance tickets to the facilities)
Additional costs and services:
+ 600 rubles a trip on snowmobiles in the excursion Trip in the Khibiny mountains(optional).

INCLUDED:

accommodation in Azimut 4* hotel (in the program for 37 795 rubles),
Breakfast buffet (in the program for 37 795 rubles),
Lunches during the tours,
full information support during the tour,
entrance fees to all facilities,
hot tea/coffee during the tour,
transport service on the program,
guide (including English speaking),
professional photographer on the tour of the North
Radiance,
high-quality photos of tourists on the background of the Northern Lights.

NOT INCLUDED:

tickets to Murmansk,
dinners (tourists should be ready to go to the Northern Lights in any of the evenings under good conditions; tea/ coffee on excursions to the Northern Lights are included)

TRANSPORT:

comfortable buses of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter class

January 1st

Arrival of group members, self-check-in at the hotel.

Free time. Independent acquaintance with Murmansk.

Murmansk is the largest city in the world, located behind The Arctic circle. It is called the capital of The Russian Arctic. From here began the great expedition to the development of the northernmost continent of our planet.
You will be able to visit the monument to Alyosha – “the Defenders of the Arctic” – this 35-meter monument is a symbol of Murmansk and the second highest monument in Russia after the monument to Motherland. There is also an ancient rock ledge “Mutton forehead”, whose age is more than 2.5 billion years. A memorial to the sailors who died in peacetime. In the center there is a lighthouse, next to which there is a ship anchor with a capsule with sea water laid under it, next to the cabin of the legendary nuclear submarine “Kursk” and The temple ” Spas on the Waters»
Also in Murmansk there are monuments “who can wait”, “singing Stella”, “Cod”, “sea wolf”, “cat semen”.
You can visit the largest ice-free seaport in the Arctic circle. The world’s first nuclear icebreaker “Lenin”, where the filming of the “Icebreaker”took place, became the eternal Parking lot. Excursions on it are held at 12, 14 and 16 hours from Wednesday to Sunday (Monday-Tuesday the Museum is closed). From the berths you can admire the port, the Bay, passing ships and make interesting photos.

After 18:00 – free time or a trip to the “hunting for the Northern Lights”, under favorable weather conditions

January 2nd

 

Excursion to the coast of the Arctic ocean (Teriberka village)

A trip to the legendary Northern village, located on the Edge of the Earth, in recent years has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists from all over the world.

Breakfast at Azimut hotel»

08:45 – 09:00 – Gathering of participants of the tour in the lobby of the hotel “Azimut»

09: 00 – departure for the tour

09:00 – 11: 00 – the trip to Teriberka starts from Murmansk and passes through the Arctic tundra — a vast area in the North of Russia, Canada and Greenland, where there is no vegetation in the form of trees. Along the way we will see the Worship Cross, Seid – a stone of mysterious origin, in which, according to the beliefs of the Saami, lives the spirit of the deceased shaman and landscapes reminiscent of the Norwegian fjords.

11: 00-13: 00 – excursion to the village of Teriberka. The place became known thanks to the filming of the painting “Leviathan”, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Abandoned fishing huts and life of local residents.

13: 00-14: 00 – lunch at the cafe (Teriberka village)

14: 00-16: 00 – we will stop at the cemetery of old abandoned ships, submerged in a small Bay, take a walk along the coast and visit the picturesque waterfall flowing into the Arctic ocean. We will make a great selfie on the cliff of a cliff, going into the depths of the sea..

16: 00-departure to Murmansk

18.00-arrival in Murmansk.

Free time or a trip to the Northern Lights Hunting tour, under favorable weather conditions

January 3rd

 

A trip to the Khibiny mountains. Snow games and fun.

Excursion to the largest and most beautiful mountain massif of the Kola Peninsula, which is more than 350 million years old

Breakfast at Azimut hotel»

08:45 – 09:00 – gathering of participants of the tour

09: 00 – 12:00-in this part of the program we will examine the existing quarry in which minerals are extracted in an open way, visit the city of Apatity, next to which there is a mineral processing plant that sends raw materials to Russia and many countries of the world. We will also visit the city of Kirovsk, where famous Soviet and Russian films were shot and where the popular ski resort is located.

12: 30-13: 30 – lunch in Kirovsk

13: 30-18: 00 – After lunch we will go to the “Snow village”. “Snow village” is a unique complex, which is made of ice and snow by human hands. Sculptors create a real fairy tale with their own hands. This complex was recognized as the largest in Russia and entered the Russian book of records.

We are also waiting for an exciting winter fun, which is loved by both children and adults – riding on cheesecakes (snowtubing).

And we will finish our journey with a visit to the light installation “Mysterious forest”..

18: 00-departure to Murmansk

20.00-free time or departure for the Excursion “Hunting for the Northern Lights”, under favorable weather conditions.

Additional expenses for excursions:
+ 600 RUB snowmobile ride (20-30 minutes) on request

January 4th

 

Excursion to visit the indigenous inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula-Sami

Breakfast at hotel

09:45 – 10:00 – Gathering of participants of the tour in the lobby of the hotel “Azimut»

10:00 – 11:00 – drive to the ethnic settlement of the Saami

11: 00-12: 00 – familiarity with the Sami culture will begin with Seida — the sacred Sami stone, the object of ancient Sami worship, which according to their beliefs , has a secret mystical power. Then we will visit the traditional sámi dwellings of cooks and tower, hear stories about the Sami culture, customs, beliefs and legends of the people have divorced the hearth in the tent. The representative of the Sámi people will show us the shamanic rites, which are passed down from generation to generation.

12: 00-12: 30 – in this part of the program we will see real reindeer, feed them with moss, make unique selfies with these friendly creatures and hear a story about the features of their breeding and lifestyle.

12: 30-14: 00 – lunch and tea with Sami tea brewed from local herbs and roots on the hearth.

Photo in Sami national dress on the territory of the settlement.

14:00 – 15:00 – return to Murmansk

Free time or a trip to the Northern Lights Hunting tour, under favorable weather conditions

January 5th

RE-TOUR  on the coast of the Arctic ocean (for those who arrived at a later time)

January 6th

 

RE-TOUR Trip to the Khibiny mountains. Snow games and fun (for those who came to the program later)

Excursion ” Hunting for the Northern Lights»

gathering of the tour participants in the lobby of Azimut hotel
departure for the night “hunt” For the Northern Lights
arrival at the place of observation, observation of the Northern Lights, photo shoot on the background of the Northern Lights
hot tea / coffee during the tour
return to the hotel
Departure on excursion takes place in one of evenings of stay of tourists in Murmansk.

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