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Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, russian lapland, russia, kola travel

Program: Photo Adventures >>KTAB02

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These photos are taken in the evening of Russian National Women Day (8th of March 2012) and just in the lights of Monchegorsk city.
Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, russian lapland, russia, kola travel

Northern Lights watching tour
Open the Window to Space!


Living on the Kola Peninsula we have an opportunity to observe one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena; Northern Lights, more than 150 nights during a year. You can see this most impressive light show – lasting from a few minutes to several days. Northern Lights is a unique natural phenomenon, the dancing fluorescent ribbons that light up the night sky.

 

This winter and next are predicted to be the best for Northern Lights seasons for many years. Some scientists describe this period as Solar Maximum. It means the sunspot activity is at its height. The sunspots produce solar flares creating the northern lights when they hit the earth’s atmosphere. The Northern Lights are usually seen in September and April in the sky above the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions what makes the Northern Russia and especially the Kola Peninsula ideal location for observing it.

We cannot create the Northern Lights or to book it from The God as well as to guarantee the clear cloudless sky. You need fortune to catch the stroke of luck. It is like with real hunting – you never know if you come back with a trophy. We can do a broadcasting but not earlier than 1-2 days in front with probability of Northern Lights appearing of 90%. So, we offer our tours without reservation of our guide for Northern Lights watching. If you want to be more sure to see Northern Lights you can make preliminary reservation for Northern Lights watching accompanied with our guide. In this case if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky for the coming night the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the "hunting". The guide brings you to a place where the Northern Lights can appear in the sky with 90% probability.
 

Beside it - skiing and snowmobiling as well as sightseeing of the specific area named Kola Peninsula.
 

The Solar Maximum happens about every 11 years. Do not miss this unique opportunity!
 

 

Watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borelis) in Northwest Russia. Your Kola Travel guide will teach you how to catch the Northern Lights with your photo camera. northern lights, photo safaris, photo camera, photo course, northwest russia, kola peninsula, russian lapland, russia, kola travel
 

Nothern Lights Program description:

Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport. Since this very moment you get chance to see Northern Lights at any moment. Meeting by a taxi with name plate and transfer to the hotel, check-in. The hotel is located on a rock above the city and far away from city lights. If there is Northern Light in the sky you can go out and make first photos. Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 2: Stay in Murmansk. During the day you can explore the city on your own or to take Optional excursions in Murmansk or suburbs. In the afternoon – transfer to Monchegorsk city and check-in at a hotel. As soon as it is getting dark if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the Northern Lights "hunting". Overnight in the hotel.
Optional: ▪ a guided hiking excursions in Murmansk city
Optional: ▪ 1 Day tour to Saami Settlement
Optional: ▪ 1 Day tour to the Barents Sea Shore (available in period from 01.06 to 30.09)
 
Day 3: Transfer to Kirovsk city. Check-in at a hotel. You can watch cities Kirovsk and Apatity during the day. As soon as it is getting dark if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the Northern Lights "hunting". Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 4: Because we cannot be sure for 100% where the Northern Lights appears the day can be different: we can stay in Kirovsk or remove to another city of Kola Peninsula. We will decide it later – closer to the day of your arrival based on information got from a science department. In the evening if there is the good broadcasting for Northern Light in the sky the guide comes to the hotel to collect you for the Northern Lights "hunting". Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 5: Transfer to Murmansk airport.
 

Northern Lights Program details:

Possible tour highlights:
• Northern Lights
• Places of interests of Murmansk city
• The Regional Historical Museum
• First Nuclear Icebreaker LENIN
• Northern Navy Museum
• Seal performance in Murmansk Oceanarium
• Barents Sea shore (the tour is available in period from 01.06 to 30.09)
• Saami Settlement
Accommodation:
• 4 nights in twin or double room at tourist class hotels in Murmansk, Monchegorsk and Kirovsk
Level:
not applicable
Group size:
from 1 person
Duration:
5 days (or more on request)
Dates:
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Price:
Prices on request. Click >>info@kolatravel.com for an offer!
Price includes:
• Accommodation
• Meeting at Murmansk airport
• Transfers from Murmansk city to Murmansk airport
• Transfer from Murmansk to Monchegorsk
• Transfer from Monchegorsk to Kirovsk
• Transfer from Kirovsk to Murmansk
• Northern Lights forecast
Optional:
• Tourist invitation for visa request: EUR 25,--
• Murmansk city:
▪ guided hiking excursions: EUR 56,-- per person + EUR 102,-- per group, when group is 1 or 2 persons or + EUR 169,-- per group, when group is 3 and more 3 persons
▪ tickets for Museums and Excursions: between RUR 25,-- and RUR 400,-- pp
▪ an individual excursion to Atomic Icebreaker: EUR 30 pg up to 10 persons - with a lecture in English language
▪ an entrance fee to Atomic Icebreaker to join Russian group: RUR 150,-- pp
• 1 Day tour to Saami Settlement: price depends on amount of participants
• 1 Day tour to husky farm: price depends on amount of participants
• 1 Day skiing tour in Monchegorsk suburbs: price depends on amount of participants
• 1 Day tour to Barents Sea shore (only in period from 01.06 to 30.09)
• 3-4 hours snowmobiling tour in Khibiny mountains. From EUR 100 pp.
• Dinner in the hotel restaurant ala carte: EUR 30, - pp
• Guide service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• a car service for northern light watching: EUR 15 per hour
• 8 persons bus service for northern light watching: EUR 20 per hour
• 18 persons bus service for northern light watching: EUR 28 per hour
• 45 persons bus service for northern light watching: EUR 83 per hour
Documents:
Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. We handle the tourist invitation.
 

Program Overview

Nothern Lights (Aurora Borealis):

<<Click on program code for more details!
Code
Name Days Group Data (dd.mm.yy) Activity
KTAB02 New!
Aurora tour: Window on Space. Watch Aurora Borelis in Northwest Russia with English speaking guide. Includes Saami Setlement, Snow village, Husky farm and snowmobile safari. Guaranteed start at 18-12-2017. 5 From 1
Guaranteed date: 18-22/12/2017, 25–29/12/2017, 04-08/01/2018, 17-21/02/2018, 04-08/03/2018 and 17-21/03/2018. Other dates on request.
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami
KTAB06 New!
Aurora Borealis - Winter Adventure. Program is like Aurora tour 'Window on Space' holiday, but in 3 days and with guaranteed date on 24-12-2017. 3 From 1
Guaranteed dates: 24-26/12/2017, 05-07/01/2018, 28-30/01/2018, 14-16/02/2018, 22-24/03/2018. Other dates on request.
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami
KTAB01 New!
Aurora Borealis - Arctic Adventure. Aurora Borealis watching tour with activies over day, like; visit Saami Setlement, Snow village, Husky farm and snowmobile safari. Guaranteed start at 03-01-2018. 6 From 1
保证日期:从03-01至07-01-2018。 其他日期可要求。
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
Snow-
mobiling
Husky
Saami

KTAB01
Catching Aurora Borealis by photo camera. Watching Aurora Borealis, tasting the culture of Kola Peninsula, skiing, and snowmobiling. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB02
Watch the Northern Lights; The window to space!Hunting the Northern Lights by camera, sightseeing on Kola Peninsula, possibility to expand the holiday with extra days/excursions. 5 From 1
Any date between 01.01 and 20.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching
Snow-
mobiling
Skiing
Culture
KTAB04
Aurora Borealis and active winter holiday. Catch Northern Lights in dark desolate place on Kola Peninsula and be active with skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari. 6 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
KTAB04
Aurora Borealis and active winter holiday. Catch Northern Lights in dark desolate place on Kola Peninsula and be active with skiing, snowmobiling, husky safari. 6 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
KTAB06
Aurora Borealis with winter activities. Program is about KTAB04, but in 3 days!. 3 From 1
Any date between 15.11 and 15.04 (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request: >> info@kolatravel.com!
Aurora Borealis watching activities culture
culture
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