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.