Weekend in the Russian Far North

2 days

Russian Far North

Take a break for a weekend in the Kola Peninsula to enjoy the wild! You will visit Murmansk, the Hero-City in the north, with its fleet of nuclear ice-breakers and a glorious history during war time. The region is home to Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon turning the sky from green to pink which rewards adventurers brave enough to look for them. There, you can meet with Reindeers, practice dog-sledding, fish on the ice, snow-mobile on the shores of the Arctic Ocean... Murmansk region will dive you deep in the nature and the culture of the Russian far north. 

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180€*

*Details about the price can be found in the section included

Book

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights in a 3* hotel, standard double-room

  • Transfers from airport or railway station to your hotel

  • 1 evening hunting for northern lights with a professional photographer

  • Tea & biscuits

*As Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, we cannot guarantee our clients to see one.

**IIR reserves the rights to change the program based on climate conditions.

*** The price is available for groups of at least 2 persons

NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals which are not mentioned in the program

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Flights

  • Personal insurance

  • Options: day excursions

  • Option $60: Renting warm clothes

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • All flights (domestic and international)

  • Optional excursions

  • Full visa support (online questionnaire and deposit at the visa center) ​​

  • All transfers from/to airports, hotels, railway station, etc.

  • Additional days, activities, hotels, destinations

  • Single room option

  • Personnalisation of the tour / Individual tour

  • Additional guide speaking your language during the tour 

  • Insurance 

BOOKING & CANCELLATION

1. Regular services

A deposit of 30% (thirty percent) will be required to confirm your order of any Service. Another part of the payment (70% (seventy percent)) shall be paid 1 (one) month before the start of provision of any of the Services.

 

Terms of Cancellation

If cancellation of the ordered Services or any of the ordered Services occurs:

1) more than 30 (thirty) days before the start of provision of the Services, then the cancellation fee is €100 (one hundred euros) per person. If any of the applicable fees and/or charges (including, but not limited to banking, payment systems’, etc.) are higher than €100 (one hundred euros) per person, then the necessary amount is paid by a customer,

2) between 30 (thirty) days and 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services – 30% (thirty percent) of the total price of the Services,

3) in less than 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services, the cancellation fee is 100% (one hundred percent) of the total price for the Services.

2. Premium Services

A deposit of 50% (fifty percent) will be required to confirm your order of any Service. Another part of the payment (50% (fifty percent) shall be paid 1 (one) month before the start of provision of any of the Services.

Terms of Cancellation

If cancellation of the ordered Services or any of the ordered Services occurs:

1) more than 30 (thirty) days before the start of provision of the Services, then the cancellation fee is €100 (one hundred euros) per person. If any of the applicable fees and/or charges (including, but not limited to banking, payment systems’, etc.) are higher than €100 (one hundred euros) per person, then the necessary amount is paid by a customer,

2) between 30 (thirty) days and 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services – 50% (fifty percent) of the total price of the Services,

3) in less than 7 (seven) days before the start of provision of the Services, the cancellation fee is 100% (one hundred percent) of the total price for the Services.

Day 1

Arrival & Northern Lights

We will come to pick you at the airport or at the station and bring you to your hotel for check-in. Then, depending on the weather forecast for the evening you will go for Northern Lights hunting. 

You will get in a comfortable warm van and leave the city to search for Northern Lights in the Taiga. You will become a real Northern Lights hunter! Aurora borealis turn the dark sky in green pink. This phenomenon is directly correlated with solar wind which influence their intensity. If you are lucky enough you will even witness the aurora dancing, an image you will remember all your life. You guide is a professional photographer, he will take picture of you with the Northern Lights so you can have a unique souvenir to bring back home.

Day 2

Visiting Murmansk & Northern Lights hunting

Breakfast at the hotel

 

You can spend the day visiting Murmansk at your pace or you can take part in one of our day excursion in the region:

Our optional day excursions in Murmansk region:

  • Day tour in Mourmansk (6 hours)

  • Day excursion in Teriberka: snow-mobile on the shores of the Arctic (8 hours)

  • Day excursion in Lovozero: dog-sledding and meeting with reindeers (8 hours)

At the end of the day, and depending on the weather forecast you will go hunting for Northern Lights with your guide! He will then bring you back to your hotel.

Day 3

Departure

Breakfast at the hotel​

We will take you back to the airport or to the train station in time for your departure.

Frequently asked questions

HOW DO I GET A VISA FOR RUSSIA?

We invite you to have a look at our blog post dedicated to this question by clicking here.

How can I book this trip?

In order to book this trip, you simply have to click on the button "Get a quote" or "Book" and fill in a quick questionnaire, specifying your dates and the number of travelers. You can also send us directly an email at the following address: contact@immersion-in-russia.com or send us a message on Whatsapp: +7 926 874 6631

WHAT will THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

From September to April, the weather can be very cold in the region, and reach -30°C. The average temperature is -8°C

WHAT MATERIAL DO I NEED TO BRING?

We recommend you to bring warm clothes especially designed for cold. The most important parts are shoes and gloves as you will be walking in the snow with cold temperatures. Furred boots or technical shoes for cold are a must have. You can also contact us in advance and we will lend you clothes for the time of your stay in Murmansk region.

WHAT LEVEL OF COMFORT SHOUD I EXPECT?

The standard offer integrates 3* or equivalent hotels so you can expect to have clean and warm rooms with a bathroom. Luxury and premium accommodations do not exist in the region yet, even though you can opt for a 4* hotel which will be a bit more comfortable. Regarding the transportation, you will be traveling in a private warm minivan.

WHERE DOES THE TRIP BEGIN?

The trip begins when you land in Murmansk, you must tell us in advance your time of arrival and we will come pick you with the minivan. 

HOW WILL MEALS TAKE PLACE?

When meals are included, the menu is already decided in advance so we kindly ask you to tell us in advance your food allergies and preferences. For some occasions you may chose your menu on spot, it will include a drink, a main dish and a second dish (starter or dessert).

When meals are not included, we will usually lead you to a nice local restaurant we know and you can pick what you want. If you prefer another location and the other members of the group agree the location of the meal can be changed.

WHAT LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY SHOUD I EXPECT?

The trip is very easy, you will have to walk less than 3 kilometers per day but it can be cold. In any case you will always be close to a warm spot, either a hotel, restaurant or the minivan.

HOW CAN I BOOK IF THE GROUP IF FULL FOR MY DATES?

If the group is full at your dates, we will put you on a waiting list and propose you other options to fit your needs. 

Can Immersion in russia book additional services (flights, extensions, private tour...?

Immersion in Russia can organize the trip based on your desires. We can book you flights, modify the program, privatise the tour, add extensions, help you with the visa, etc.

what is my insurance when i travel with immersion in russia?

Immersion in Russia is a registered tour operator in the Russian Federation with an insurance of 500 000 rubles. You can check our license and insurance at the following link on the official website of the Russian Tourism Ministry. 

https://www.russiatourism.ru/operators/show.php?id=114399