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Welcome to Umba on the Tersky coast

 

Logo of Umba on the Tersky coast kolatravel,history of umba,info about umba,tersky coast,coast-dwellers,kola peninsula,umba,umba village,umba river,excursion in umba,white sea Shop of old Umba Village on White Sea coast of Kola Peninsula kolatravel,history of umba,info about umba,tersky coast,coast-dwellers,kola peninsula,umba,umba village,umba river,excursion in umba,white seaUmba is situated on the south side of Kola Peninsula. There are two villages of Umba actually. New Umba has sprung up on a coast of two deep bays of the White Sea in the neighbourhood with old Umba in the second half of the XIX century, after two saw-mills (Swedish and Russian) were launched here. Old Umba is considerably older (founded in the middle of the XV century), smaller by size and hidden in the mouth of the river with the same name. The main properties of Umba are the coast-dwellers old time traditions, salmon, hospitality of the local inhabitants and the beauty of the mighty Umba river.


The wooden sidewalks of old Umba Village on White Sea coast of Kola Peninsula kolatravel,history of umba,info about umba,tersky coast,coast-dwellers,kola peninsula,umba,umba village,umba river,excursion in umba,white seaThe streets of old Umba consist of wooden sidewalks. Walk with us from the village to the shoreline by one of the numerous paths. Rocks polished by the sea inspire the large respect for the White Sea - the Grace Gandvik, as it is sometimes named in the coast-dwellers fairytales. Tersky coast, the land of Kola coast-dwellers begins from here, from Umba. Undoubtedly, that the aerial traveler will think about taking a journey farther along the coast after breathing the wind from the sea. The names of the coast-dwellers villages sounds as a magic game: Kuzreka, Olenitsa, Kashkarantsy, Kuzomen, Varzuga, Chavanga, Chapoma, Strelna..... However remember that "civilization" finishes here. There are no hotels anymore and even the roads will also disappear. 

During many tours we will visit Umba. We will visit the interesting museum of Umba; the "Museum of History and life of Tersky coast-dwellers" to get acquainted with the area, the nature and the inhabitants.

 


 
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