Experience the Dancing waves on wheels…
The Northern Lights
0 kms St. Petersburg – Arrival & Check in
The sheer grandeur and history of Russia’s imperial capital never fail to amaze, but
this is also a city with a revolutionary spirit. It is the City of Tsars with European
architects viz palaces and cathedrals.
It is the Venice of the North having unsurpassing comparisons to venice with canals
lined by Italian mansions and neoclassical palaces. St. Petersburg is an Artistic
Powerhouse having unravelled treasure trove of art and culture.
300 kms Ruskeala
We drive from St Petersburg to Ruskeala. Ruskeala is a beautiful pearl in Karelian
necklace. Ruskeala Mountain Park – a place of indescribable beauty at any time of the
year. Formerly a marble quarry, this 109-metre wide canyon is a unique and
multidimensional monument to both nature and the history of mining. The marble has
been used in the construction of some of the most signiicant structures in Russia, such
as the loors of the Kazan Cathedral, St. Issac’s Cathedral and the window sills of the
Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
280 kms Verkhniye Mandrogi
Verkhniye Mandrogi is a kind of open-air Museum, where you feel like participant of
peasants’ life being involved in forgotten folk crafts: local masters will teach you to
embroider, weave beads and birch bark, paint nesting dolls or burn pots. President
Vladimir Putin painted a Russian nesting doll here. The most popular museum of the
settlement is the Museum of Russian Vodka. It contains a collection of 2,800 different
types of vodka brought from all across the Russia.
460 kms Segezha
Segezha is a town and the administrative center of Segezhsky District of the Republic of
Karelia, Russia, located 267 kilometers north of Petrozavodsk.
Segezha is an outstanding city to visit, each with a distinctive atmosphere, are just
waiting to be discovered across the city.
570 kms Kirovsk
An excursion to Kirovsk is the world famous Snow Village, which every year attracts
more and more tourists from all over the world, the popular Big Wood ski resort, the
mineralogical museum, excellent restaurants with local northern cuisine, and, of
course, unforgettable snowmobile rides on the Khibiny mountains!
Excursions in Kirovsk in winter – an opportunity to see the picturesque north with
your own eyes!
0 kms Kirovsk
Kirovsk Activity Day -After Long drives between segezha to Kirovsk. Today we will rest
and explore a Snow Village. An excursion to the Snow Village will give you not only vivid
emotions, but also the feeling of a winter fairy tale! Snow village is a huge labyrinth made
under the snow with beautiful wall carvings and with ice sculptures made by artists from
all over the Arctic region; Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Illuminated with coloured
lights the corridors, halls and rooms show a fantastic world of winter fairytale, where
Father Frost (the Russian Santa Claus) and Snow-girl welcome their guests.
315 kms Teriberka
We find ourselves on the literal edge of the earth, the village of Teriberka, located on
the shore of the Arctic Ocean. We have covered over 100 km of the snowy desert of the
tundra to suddenly arrive at a sandy beach washed by peaceful waves (remember, the
Barents Sea doesn’t freeze?).
We will pay a visit to the Dinosaur Eggs beach – famous for its huge and perfectly
round boulders, very similar to eggs from dinosaur nests in their size and in
appearance. Another impressive place is the cemetery of abandoned ships, where a
bunch of wooden skeletons stick out of the water like ghosts
And maybe see the Aurora once again.
135 kms Murmansk
We will visit a settlement of the local indigenous Sami people, the real northerners
since Stone Age! We get to see the traditional tent houses, take photos in ethnic clothes
and even pay tribute to the pagan idols! Locals guide us around their territory, share
stories about their culture and history and introduce us to the wonderful animals of the
North: reindeer, elk and polar foxes. Feeding reindeer from your own hands is an
incredible experience! Naturally, reindeer sledding is on the list as well. Lunch with
traditional courses on the menu. Then we continue on our way. Let’s hope we get to see
the birth of the Northern Lights outside the city lights and enjoy the magniicent
dancing colours once again after dark.
0 kms Murmansk
Murmansk is located on the rocky coast of the Barents Sea, and is both the most populated city in the
Arctic and one of the largest ports in the world within the Arctic Circle, as the sea never freezes due to
the Gulf Stream running nearby. A city with a rich history and memory of the Second World War. We’ll
visit the impressive 7- meter tall Alyosha monument, a stone soldier facing west, toward the Valley of
Glory, where the iercest ighting of the Arctic Campaign occurred when the German invaders were
turned back from the approaches to Murmansk in 1941. The hill where the monument stands also
offers spectacular views of the harbour Hotel: Azimut Hotel. During the winter darkness the
northern lights over the snow-covered landscape are the magical sights.
Chase The Northern Lights
SUV 4×4 SELF Drive
Day 10 Check Out.
Proceed to the airport with loads of memories for lifetime