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Kola Peninsula

Almost entirely above the Arctic Circle, jutting out between the White and Barents Seas, the Kola Peninsula is a place where only the hardiest survive. The landscape is dominated by taiga forest in the south and tundra in the north, with mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and rivers and rugged coastline in between. Kola’s vast grasslands are visiting grazing reindeer in their thousands over the summer months. The indigenous Saami, or Sami, who also inhabit northern Scandinavia, are the guardians of this land. A semi-nomadic people with their own language and customs, the Sami traverse the tundra on husky-drawn sleds and depend on reindeer herding for their livelihood. Astonishingly, not all of Kola is untouched and steeped in ancient tradition.

The capital Murmansk, with a population of over 300,000, is the largest city north of the Arctic Circle, and despite its industrial port town feel, is a remarkably lively town, with bars and restaurants and an interesting Naval history. In the middle of summer, the Arctic sun shines down on much of the peninsula 24 hours a day. In winter, Murmansk and its surroundings are of the best destinations on Earth to observe the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, a constantly shifting display of colour-changing lights and one of nature’s most breathtaking atmospheric phenomenon.

Tours in Kola Peninsula

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Quest for Aurora Borealis

Spend 3 days in Arctic city of Murmansk in Kola Peninsula, where you will enjoy snow activities such as husky dog sledding and snowmobiling during days and will get a chance to hunt Aurora Borealis at nights.

3days From(USD) $1,050 View Tour
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Northern Lights Discovery in Russia

Private tour | Set your own departure date
Moscow > Murmansk, Kola Peninsula > Moscow

Stay on Kola Peninsula and hunt for Northern Lights. Our journey begins in Moscow, where you’ll have the opportunity to tour some of the capital’s most important sites. The next few days we’ll spend in the small town of Monchegorsk in the southern Kola Peninsula, where we will visit Saami settlements and learn about their semi-nomadic way of life that has survived for thousands of years.

7days From(USD) $2,550 View Tour

Northern Lights in Russia: Arctic Winter Magic

Explore main sights of mighty Moscow and cultural capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. Head to Karelia, where we’ll stop to admire the Ruskeala Mountain Park and historic Kizhi Island. Discover the customs of the indigenous Saami in Kola Peninsula and observe Aurora Borealis dancing in the sky.

13days From(USD) $3,550 View Tour

A custom tour made to order

We understand sometimes our set departure dates do not align with your ability to travel at that time, or you just want to travel bespoke. We got you covered.

Go custom — gives you the choice & flexibility of creating your own bespoke itinerary, using our tours for inspiration.

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