Quest for Aurora Borealis

Enjoy snow-white serenity of the Kola Peninsula and hunt for Northern Lights in the clear Arctic sky.

To visualise the Northern Lights Murmansk experience, imagine a place that lives, works and plays above the Polar Circle. This extraordinary place is the Kola Peninsula in Russia’s Arctic. Kola may not be on the tourist radar, but that’s what makes it special.

Why do we visit Kola in the coldest part of the year? Well, the Northern Lights are best seen in the winter months. Murmansk in the Kola Peninsula, being so close to the Arctic Circle, is one of the world’s premier destinations to see the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, one of the most breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomenon visible from Earth.

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Trip style



3* hotel

Nature, Culture


Action rating

Group size

Type of tour

3 days / 2 nights




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Itinerary View map

Day 1:Arrival to Murmansk

Meet your guide at the Murmansk airport and take a guided tour of the city, followed by a transfer to small city of Kirovsk. This is the first evening we might be lucky enough to see and photograph the Aurora Borealis over the city.

Day 2:Kirovsk: Snow Village and Khibiny mountains

Morning visit to the Snow Village, a unique tourism project consisting of sculptures and labyrinths made entirely of ice and snow. In the afternoon, carve it up on a snowmobile safari in the Khibiny Mountains with a picnic in the forest. Don't forget to look up for the Aurora.

Day 3:Lovozero: Saami people and husky dog sledding

Today you will meet the Kola Peninsula’s indigenous Saami at a husky farm. Go dog sledding or even try your hand at commanding a reindeer crew. After a traditional Saami lunch, proceed to Murmansk airport.



2 nights in Kirovsk


Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches during the day program


Airport transfers and transportation on tour, according to the itinerary


English speaking guide for Murmansk city tour and snowmobiling tour

English speaking personal at sighs/locations according to the itinerary

Activities and sights

  • Murmansk city tour
  • snowmobiling tour in Khibiny mountains
  • program at Husky Farm
  • program at Saami Settlement


Russian visa support document (invitation letter)

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

  • Guide and car services for hunting Aurora Borealis
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance, visa, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

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