Kola Peninsula

Kola PeninsulaBeneath the midnight sun or the dazzling lights of the Aurora Borealis, the Kola Peninsula is a mesmerizingly wild and beautiful corner of the Russian Arctic.

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 surrounds is 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

Northern lights Russia Murmansk tour

Northern Lights Discovery

7 days / 6 nights
Kola Peninsula
US $2,550

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.

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Northern lights in Russia

Northern Lights in Russia: Magic Show in the Arctic

13 days / 12 nights
Kola Peninsula, St Petersburg
US $3,550

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.

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