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Why consider a Russia Aurora tours in Murmansk, Kola Peninsula?

Our Russia Aurora Tours take place 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 Russia Northern Lights Tours take place in a land 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 subject to visiting grazing reindeer in their thousands over the summer months.

While hunting for Aurora Borealis in Murmansk Russia, you will be introduced to the guardians of this beautiful land, the indigenous Saami, or Sami, who also inhabit northern Scandinavia. 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.

Russia Aurora Tours Highlights

  • Hunt for the breathtakingly beautiful Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Murmansk, Kola Peninsula - a place so close to the Arctic Circle that it has become one of the world’s premier destinations to see this magnificent natural phenomenon, due to its favourable conditions for such an experience.
  • Get your adrenaline racing with one of the many exciting winter adventure activities and experiences on offer, such as going a thrilling snowmobile safari along the Khibiny Mountains, riding a husky sled through the snow-capped taiga or lassoing reindeers at a traditional Saami campsite.
  • Meet the local nomads, the indigenous Saami and learn about their ancient semi-nomadic culture, customs, and cuisines that have survived for thousands of years
  • Be amazed by the unique Snow Village of Kirovsk, where you will find ornately decorated buildings, sculptures, and labyrinths made entirely out of ice and snow

Astonishingly, not all of the Kola Peninsula 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 interesting Naval history.

In the middle of summer, the Arctic sun shines down on much of the Kola peninsula 24 hours a day. In winter, Murmansk and its surroundings are of the best destinations on Earth to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, a constantly shifting display of colour-changing lights and one of nature’s most breathtaking atmospheric phenomenon. So browse below for your favourite Russia Aurora tour and get in touch to book it.

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Northern lights Murmansk, Russia aurora borealis

Northern lights in Murmansk - Quest for Aurora Borealis

Group tour | Guaranteed departures
Murmansk * Teriberka village * Saami settlement * Northern Lights hunt

Spend 3 full days in Arctic city of Murmansk on the 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.

4days From(USD) $975 View Tour
Northern lights in Russia tour Moscow Murmansk St Petersburg

Northern Lights in Russia: Arctic Winter Magic

Private tour | Set your own dates
Moscow * St Petersburg * Karelia * Kola Peninsula * Murmansk

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.

12days From(USD) $3,550 View Tour
Winter Murmansk Trans-Siberian Northen Lights Aurora Russia

Northern Lights in Russia - Railway Adventure to the Arctic Circle

Imperial Russia private train | Group railway journey | Set departures
Moscow > St Petersburg > Petrozavodsk > Murmansk > Vologda > Moscow

We invite you to feel the atmosphere of the magic of winter St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk, Vologda and witness the Northern Lights beyond the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Barents Sea with a glass of sparkling champagne, joy and laughter. Truly, an unusual and colourful journey, like the elusive Aurora Borealis themselves!

10days From(USD) $5,990 View Tour
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Trans Siberian Winter Northern Lights

Arctic Rail Explorer - Quest for Northern Lights

Golden Eagle private train | Group railway journey | Set departures
St Petersburg * Kirkines * Murmansk * Petrozavodsk * Vladimir * Suzdal * Moscow

Take in the beautiful cities of St Petersburg and Moscow before exploring deep into the Russian and Norwegian Arctic Circle in pursuit of the magnificent Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

12days From(USD) $13,795 View Tour

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