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Car Holiday from Saint-Petersburg to the Barents sea

Cruise by own car or motorcycle to the treasures of Northwest Russia. Visit the beautiful pearl on the Baltic Sea; Saint Petersburg, also named "Venice of the North". Other treasures are Kizhi Island (an open air museum of the traditional way of building in wood in Karelia) and the Solovetsky Islands. More treasures are waiting beyond the Arctic Circle. The panoramic views on the Kola Peninsula (or Murmansk region or Russian Lapland), beautiful lakes surrounded by wild nature and huge mountain tundra’s and the different cultures as the (reindeer) Saami and (fishing) Pomors culture.

With this tour you get acquainted with all what Northwest Russia offer. Your tour description is waiting for you and also the keys of your hotel rooms are waiting at their reception desks. With the support of Kola Travel your Car holiday on the Kola Peninsula in Northwest Russia will be pleasant and hassle-free; you will have the freedom of being without a guide, yet feel at ease in unfamiliar cities! If you have a longer holiday we can easily expand the tour with some more interesting days. To have an idea you can view the Options section.

  • Saint Petersburg: Venice of the North!
  • Sortavala: Valaam Monastery (optional)
  • Olonets: Mandrogi village (optional)
  • Petrozavodsk: Kinerma village (optional)
  • Petrozavodsk: Kizhi
  • Petrozavodsk: Ship museum
  • Belomorsk: Petroglyphs (rock carving from 6000y. B.C.)
  • Kem: Solovetsky Islands
  • The White Sea with many islands
  • An ancient stone labyrinth dated 2000 years B.C
  • Soviet towns and cities.
  • Khibiny-, Monche- and Lovozero-tundras.
  • Saami Settlement.
  • Visit World's biggest city above the Arctic Circle; Murmansk.
  • Visit World's first Nuclear Icebreaker "MS Lenin".
  • The Barents Sea with all his secrets.

Day 1: Welcome in Saint Petersburg
Cross the Russian border from Finland and travel via Vyborg to Saint Petersburg and check-in at a hotel in the city centre.

Day 2: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Three-hour guided sightseeing tour by a car of a guide + 2 hour guided excursion in the Hermitage. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Excursion to Petrodvorets on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk (400 km)
Breakfast. Travel to Petrozavodsk and check-in at a hotel. On the way possibility to visit ancient monasteries, churches and Mandrogi village.

Day 5: Sight seeing Kizhi Island
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Kizhi (open air museum). More info about Kizhi.

Day 6: Petrozavodsk - Kem (400 km)
Breakfast. Drive to first Russian resort Marsialnye Wody. Drive to Kivach Waterfall and Dendrarium. Drive to Kem and overnight in a nice hotel complex close to the harbour.

Day 7: Sight seeing Solovetsky Islands
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Solovetsky Islands. Overnight in the hotel complex. More info about Solovetsky.

Day 8: Kem - Kandalaksha
Breakfast. Drive to Kandalaksha; check-in at hotel. Drive up to a high point on the shore of the White Sea. Seals and even beluga whales can be spotted in the sea. Possibilty to visit the ancient "Babylon" Labyrinth, a stone structure of archaeological interest.

Day 9: Kandalaksha - Kirovsk
Breakfast. Drive to Kirovsk, and explore the town; check-in at hotel. With tickets reserved by us, you can visit the Botanical Garden located close to Kirovsk. In Apatity (15 km away) visits can be made to the Museum of the European North of Russia, and to a specialized shop which sells jewellery, and stone carvings and other folk art. If you wish, drive to a village nearby to visit the wooden house where the first geologist to explore the region lived. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Kirovsk - Monchegorsk
Breakfast. Drive to Monchegorsk; check-in at hotel. Places to visit in Monchegorsk include the largest Orthodox Cathedral on the Kola Peninsula and the Museum of Coloured Stones. Drive to the top of the mountain above the city to see the view. For dinner there is an excellent small restaurant close to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Monchegorsk - Lovozero - Murmansk
Breakfast. Drive to the village of Lovozero - the capital of Russian Lapland. Lappish people live to the east of Murmansk and although their way of life has changed drastically in recent years, they continue to be "Reindeer People". Visit Lovozero’s Historical Museum and the Saami Settlement. Proceed to Murmansk. Arrive in Murmansk; hotel check-in.

Day 12: Sight seeing Murmansk city
Breakfast. There are a number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the Naval Museum, the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum and the Folk Art Centre and the Oceanarium (tickets can be reserved upon request). An excursion on an atomic icebreaker can be arranged.

Day 13: Teriberka on the Barents Sea
Breakfast. Day trip to Teriberka village. It is the only place where you can feel/taste the water of the Barents Sea. You can sight-see the old Teriberka and new Teriberka (Lodenoye) villages. Hike to the Barents Sea sea, watch the "Rolling Stones" beach, visit the Waterfall falling into the sea and the WW-II Cannons to protect Teriberka bay. All the above interesting points of interest we can show you during a day-trip from Murmansk to Teriberka. Drive back to the hotel in Murmansk for dinner and overnight.

Day 14: Farewell Murmansk region
Spend a few hours in Murmansk or drive directly to the border at Lotta (close to Ivalo, Finland) or to Kirkenes (Norway). Visit the old churches in Kola Village on route. Distance from Murmansk to the border point at Lotta: 245 km and to border point Borisoglebski (close to Kirkenes, Norway): 245 km.

Accommodation: 13 nights in a tourist class hotels including breakfasts.
Level: not applicable.
Group size: From one person
Duration: 14 days
Dates: 
The whole year around. Please check dates with us.
Price: 
Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Saint-Petersburg program
  • 2-way ticket to Kizhi and entrance fee incl. guideservice
  • 2-way ticket to Solovetsky and entrance fee
  • Entrance fee to Oceanarium.
  • Excursion to Botanical Garden.
  • Maps, detailed information about the routes and cities
  • Standby and Support by Kola Travel (in Russian, English, Dutch and German language)
Price excludes:
  • Optional excursions. See Options for an overview.
  • Passport and visa expenses
Documents:
Der Reisepass muss noch 6 Monate nach der Rückkehr gültig sein. Ein Visum ist Bedingung. Wir erledigen die Einladung.
Insurance:
  • Der Teilnehmer muss eine Krankenversicherung besitzen, die den Europäischen Maßstäben entspricht und auch in der Russischen Föderation anerkannt ist.
  • This Car Holiday from Saint-Petersburg to the Barents sea can be extended with the following optionals:
    • Sankt Petersburg:
      • Folklore Program im Nikolaevsky Palast” Fühle Dich Russisch” inkl. Russischen Snacks ca. EUR 70,- pro Person.
      • Geführte Stadtwanderungen in St. Petersburg.
      • Geführte Stadtwanderungen und Rundfahrt in St. Petersburg.
      • 7 Stunden – Exkursion nach Tsarskoe Selo/ Puschkin und Ekaterinen Palast.
      • 7 Stunden – Exkursion zum Petershof mit dem Tragflügelboot „Meteor'.
      • Eintrittskarte für die Hermitage: ca. EUR 18,- pro Person.
      • Städtischer Fremdsprachenführer.
    • Kloster Valaam:
      • Hin – und Rückfahrt Tickets
      • Englisch sprachigen Führer auf der Valaam Insel: Preis pro Gruppe: EUR. 21,-
      • Audio Guide: EUR 4,- pro Person
      • Mittagessen
      • Für weitere Informationen nehmen Sie bitte Kontakt mit uns auf!
    • Petrosavodsk:
      • Trip zum Zoo Complex – 70 km außerhalb der Stadt – Preis nach Gruppengröße
      • Trip nach Kinerma mit Exkursion und Mittagessen – 100 km außerhalb
      • Kombination der Ausflüge z. Zoo Komplex + Kinerma in einer Rundfahrt mit dem Taxi.
      • Örtlicher Fremdsprachenführer EUR 40,- für die 1. Std.- EUR 25,-, für die 2. Std.- EUR 10,- für jede weitere Std pro Stunde .EUR. 10,-.
      • Eintrittspreise pro Museum in Petrosavodsk zwischen 5 und 10 EUR pro Person.
      • Bootsexkursion nach Kizhi ins Freilicht - Museum.
    • Dorf Kinerma:
      • Ausflug in das Dorf (Besichtigung von zwei Kapellen, zwei historische Ausstellungen und eine Fotoausstellung, traditionelles Mittagessen).
      • Workshop für Folklore Puppen (Gruppen).
      • Workshop für traditionelle Karelische Pasteten (Gruppen).
    • Kizhi Freilichtmuseum:
      • Boot Tickets ( hin und zurück ).
      • Englisch sprachigen Fremdenführer auf Kizhi.
      • Audio Guide EUR 4,- pro Person
      • Sieh oberen link für mehr Informationen.
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    • Kandalaksha (und Umgebung):
      • Schiffsausflug zum "Babylon Labyrinth" – eine Steinformation von archäologischem Interesse.
      • Traditionelle Schaschlik Mahlzeit
    • Kirovsk und Umgebung:
    • Monchegorsk:
      • Eintrittskarten für Museen: ca. 50 Rubel pro Person.
      • 2 – Stunden – Kreuzfahrt mit der Segelyacht auf dem größten See der Kola Halbinsel "Imandra".
      • Tageswanderung zum Wasserfall "Devichy Kosi" ( Mädchenzöpfe ) in der "Monche Tundra" mit Mittagessen am Lagerfeuer.
      • Tages – Fahrradtour in die hügelige Umgebung mit Mittagessen am Lagerfeuer.
      • Sieh oberen link für mehr Informationen.
    • Lovozero:
      • Exkursion zur Saami Siedlung in der Nähe von Lovozero Dorf.
        Begegnung mit den Lovozero Saami in Russisch Lappland. Lernen Sie etwas über ihre Kultur und ihre Traditionen. Füttern, umarmen und fahren Sie mit Rentieren Schlitten.  Weitere Informationen
      • Exkursion zur Husky Farm in der Nähe von Lovozero Dorf.
        Einführung in die Besonderheiten einer Huskyfarm. Im Winter können Sie beim Schlittenfahren mit Schlittenhunden und Rentieren teilnehmen. Im Sommer können Sie mit Huskies wandern.  Weitere Informationen
    • Murmansk:
      • Stadtführung in Murmansk.
      • o Eintrittskarten für Museen und Museum Exkursionen kosten zwischen 25 Rubeln und 400 Rubeln pro Person.
      • Eintritt für den Atom – Eisbrecher für eine Führung in Russischer Sprache. Individuelle Führung des Atom Eisbrechers für eine Gruppe von 10 Personen mit einem Vortrag in Englisch.
      • Ausflug zu einer Saami – Siedlung.
      • Ausflug zur Barentssee.
      • Ausflug zur Huskyfarm.
      • Ausflug nach Lovozero.
      • Sieh oberen link für mehr Informationen.
    • Teriberka:
      • Sightseeing des alten und neuen Teriberka (Lodenoye).
      • Besuch der Barentssee.
      • Besuch der "Rolling Stones" Küste.
      • Besuch des Wasserfalls.
      • Besuch der Kanonen aus dem 2. Weltkrieg.
      • Alle Sie interessierende Punkte einer faszinierenden Landschaft können wir Ihnen während einer Tagestour zwischen Murmansk und dem Seeort Teriberka zeigen: Trip an die Küste der Barentssee.
    • Eine Kfz-Haftpflichtversicherung (nur Sachschäden) für das Fahren auf russischem Gebiet ist obligatorisch. Wenn Ihre Versicherung die Russische Föderation nicht abdeckt (überprüfen Sie Ihre Green Card), können wir Ihnen eine zusätzliche Versicherung gegen Gebühr stellen.
    • Touristen Einladung zur Visa Beschaffung.

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