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
The 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
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.