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Northern Lights Discovery

Written by 56th Parallel on 14th Jun 2017
Northern lights Russia Murmansk tour

To visualise the northern lights discovery, imagine a place that lives, works and plays above the Polar Circle. This extraordinary place is Kola Peninsula in Russia’s Arctic. Kola may not be on the tourist radar, but that’s what makes it special. The small cities of Murmansk and Monchegorsk of around 300,000 residents are compact, but it’s the surrounding Arctic nature and the well-preserved indigenous cultures that will enthral the intrepid traveller. READ MORE

Kamchatka Heli skiing Adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 24th Feb 2013
Kamchatka Heli skiing

Kamchatka Heli skiing tour take takes you to soaring ridges blanketed in untouched deep powder snow, and the majestic volcanoes of the Pacific Rim of Fire in all their white winter splendour. Your helicopter touches down in the middle of nowhere – the summit of a towering and very-much-alive volcano. The Mi-8 helicopter is the ultimate chairlift, and the volcanic slopes of Kamchatka are the ultimate freeride. As the chopper disappears from view, the sense of isolation, and the sheer silence of the mountains is profound. Take a moment to meditate on exactly where you are – one of the wildest, most remote places on earth – then take a deep breath and away you go. This is pure freedom! READ MORE

Yakutia: Russia's Winter Wonderland

Written by 56th Parallel on 14th Jan 2013
Yakutia

This faraway place (Yakutia) plays host to ethereal polar nights and the northern lights, permafrost tundra and vast expanses of taiga forest. About 40% of Yakutia lies above the Arctic Circle, and much of it remains wild, pristine and largely unspoilt by development. One of Siberia’s most ethnically diverse regions, Yakutia is home to the Turkic-speaking Yakuts, many of whom still practise shamanism and nomadic lifestyles. The region is blessed with spectacular wildlife and is renowned for producing some of the cleanest diamonds on earth.       

Winter adventure in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 12th Jan 2013
winter tour Kamchatka

This Kamchatka Winter Tour is your chance to visit one of the most remote and pristine destinations on Earth – the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the edge of the Pacific Rim of Fire. There are no roads or railways from Kamchatka to the rest of the world – the only practical way in is by air. For lovers of wildlife and rugged natural scenery, Kamchatka is paradise on earth. READ MORE

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Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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