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Program: Photo Adventures >>KTAB01

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These photos are taken in the evening of Russian National Women Day (8th of March 2012) and just in the lights of Monchegorsk city.
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Aurora Borealis Safaris
Catching Aurora Borealis by photo camera?

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is a unique natural phenomenon, the dancing fluorescent ribbons that light up the night sky.
Living on the Kola Peninsula we have an opportunity to observe one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena more than 150 nights during a year. You can see this most impressive light show – lasting from a few minutes to several days.

 

This winter and next are predicted to be the best for Aurora Borealis seasons for many years. Some scientists describe this period as Solar Maximum. It means the sunspot activity is at its height. The sunspots produce solar flares creating the Aurora Borealis when they hit the earth’s atmosphere. Aurora Borealis is usually seen in September and April in the sky above the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions what makes the Northern Russia and especially the Kola Peninsula ideal location for observing it.

We cannot create Aurora Borealis or to book it from The God as well as to guarantee the clear cloudless sky. You need fortune to catch the stroke of luck. It is like with real hunting – you never know if you come back with a trophy. We can do a broadcasting but not earlier than 1-2 days in front with probability of Northern Lights appearing of 90%. So, we offer our tours without reservation of our guide for Aurora Borealis watching. If you want to be more sure to see Aurora Borealis you can make preliminary reservation for Aurora Borealis Night watching accompanied with our guide. In this case if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky for the coming night the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the "hunting". The guide brings you to a place where the Aurora Borealis can appear in the sky with 90% probability.
 

Beside it - skiing and snowmobiling as well as sightseeing of the specific area named Kola Peninsula.
 

The Solar Maximum happens about every 11 years. Do not miss this unique opportunity!
 

 

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Aurora Borealis Program description:

Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport. Since this very moment you get chance to see Aurora Borealis. Look at the sky from time to time to catch it! Meeting by a taxi with a name plate and transfer to the hotel, check-in. The hotel is located on a rock above the city and far away from city lights. If there is Northern Light in the sky you can go out and make first photos. Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 2: Breakfast. You can explore city on your own according to our maps and recommendations or you can take a guided city tour. (Optional) Spend the day to meet the places of interests of the city including the highest point Alyosha Memorial –– it is an excellent possibility for making pictures of a panorama of the city and harbours. In the afternoon transfer to Monchegorsk city and check-in at a hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Aurora Borealis. Overnight in the hotel. Optional: ▪ guided hiking excursions in Murmansk city.
 
Day 3: Breakfast. At 10.00 a guide meet you at the hotel and bring by car to the start point at the ski tour. We ski in the surroundings of Monchegorsk close to Khibiny Mountain Tundra. The North winter is rich for showing its beauty: our trek will go along iced lake and then via virgin ancient forest sleeping under fluffy snow blanket. Lunch during skiing day. At 18.00 coming back to the hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Aurora Borealis. Overnight in the hotel. Optional: ▪ Ski equipment rental: EUR 10,00 per day
 
Day 4: Breakfast. Check-out. Departure. Transfer to Kirovsk and check-in at a hotel. Call taxi and drive to Snow village (5 km). It is a big construction with sculptures and labyrinths, being made entirely of ice and snow - natural and pure materials. Illuminated with coloured lights corridors, halls and rooms take us into a fantastic world of winter tale, where Santa Claus and Snow Maiden welcome guests. Nearby there is a small reindeer fold with four reindeers. If it is open then for small fee (around 200 RUR) you can come inside and see reindeers, to touch them and make photos. At 14.00 take a 4 hour snowmobile safari. After changing clothes and short introduction, start to drive to Khibiny mountains. We go from the Snow village via Maly Vudyavr valley and Kukisvumsk valley to a Rescue Centre in a heart of Khibiny mountains. There we will have shashlyk lunch and a glass of mulled wine. After that we go snowmobiling to the top point to see the valley from a bird eye. Then we drive back to the Snow village. Call a taxi to come back to the hotel. If there is positive broadcasting for Aurora Borealis a guide comes to the hotel to pick you up and drive to the South or to the North depending on the most evident place for showing up Aurora Borealis. Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 5: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. (3 hour drive).
 

Aurora Borealis Program details:

Possible tour highlights:
• Kola Peninsula: Aurora Borealis
• Murmansk: The Regional Historical Museum
• Murmansk: First Nuclear Icebreaker LENIN
• Murmansk: Northern Navy Museum
• Murmansk: Seal performance in Murmansk Oceanarium
• Monchegorsk: Ski tour
• Kirovsk: Complex of Snow Village
• Kirovsk: Snowmobile tour
Accommodation:
• 1 night in twin or double room in business class hotel in Murmansk
• 2 nights in twin or double room in business class hotel in Monchegorsk
• 1 night in twin or double room in business class hotel in Kirovsk
Level:
not applicable
Group size:
from 1 person
Duration:
5 days (or more on request)
Dates:
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Price:
Prices on request. Click >>info@kolatravel.com for an offer!
Price includes:
• Accommodation
• Meeting at Murmansk airport
• Transfer from Murmansk city to Monchegorsk city
• Transfer from Monchegorsk city to Snow village
• Transfer from Kirovsk city to Murmansk airport
• One day skiing tour in Monchegorsk suburbs incl. lunch
• One day snowmobiling tour in Khibiny mountains incl. lunch
• Aurora Borealis forecast
Optional:
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
• Murmansk city:
▪ guided hiking excursions in the city incl. entrance tickets to museums and lunch: EUR 56,-- per person + EUR 102,-- per group, when group is 1 or 2 persons or + EUR 169,-- per group, when group is 3 and more 3 persons
▪ tickets for Museums and Excursions: between RUR 25,-- and RUR 400,-- pp
▪ an individual excursion to Atomic Icebreaker: EUR 30 pg up to 10 persons - with a lecture in English language
▪ an entrance fee to Atomic Icebreaker to join Russian group: RUR 150,-- pp
• 1 Day tour to Saami Settlement: price depends on amount of participants (see Program below)
• Dinner in the hotel restaurant ala carte: EUR 30, - pp
• Guide service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• a car service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• 8 person bus service for northern light watching: EUR 20 per hour
• 18 person bus service for northern light watching: EUR 28 per hour
• 45 person bus service for northern light watching: EUR 83 per hour
• Entrance ticket to the Snow Village: RUR 400, -- pp (weekly); RUR 600, -- pp
(weekends and holidays)
• Taxi from Snow village to Kirovsk: RUR 150 - 200, -- per car
Documents:
Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.
 

Program Overview

Nothern Lights (Aurora Borealis):

<<Click on program code for more details!
Code
Name Days Group Data (dd.mm.yy) Activity

KTAB01
Catching Aurora Borealis by photo camera. Watching Aurora Borealis, tasting the culture of Kola Peninsula, skiing, and snowmobiling. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB02
Watch the Northern Lights; The window to space!Hunting the Northern Lights by camera, sightseeing on Kola Peninsula, possibility to expand the holiday with extra days/excursions. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB03
Aurora Borealis at 69th parallel Catching Northern Lights above Murmansk with sighseeings in Murmansk city. 4 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
culture
KTAB04
Aurora Borealis and active winter holiday. Catch Northern Lights in dark desolate place on Kola Peninsula and be active with skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari. 6 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
KTAB06
Aurora Borealis with winter activities. Program is about KTAB04, but in 3 days!. 3 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
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