New Year’s fairy tale under the Northern Lights-2020

New Year’s program from 2nd till 5th January 2020 with the opportunity to get acquainted with the indigenous inhabitants of the North, feed the reindeers, make a trip to the coast of Arctic ocean, see the snowy peaks of the Khibiny mountains. And also you can Hunt the Northern Lights optional!

Excursions take place in the most beautiful places of the Kola peninsula which we have specifically selected for you! You will get a lot of positive unforgettable emotions meeting the upcoming 2020 in the North!

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Every morning we pick you up at the group’s gathering place in Murmansk and take you on a tour . And we drop you off to the hotel in Murmansk after the end of the tour. In case of favorable conditions, we go to Hunting the Northern Lights in the evening!

You can choose one of the options of our program with or without accommodation In the period from January 2 to January 5.

 

We are waiting for you on our tour!

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DURATION: 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS


TOUR DATES: 2–5 January 2020


PRICE:

  • 23950 RUB – for 1 person without accommodation: 3 excursions, entrance fees for objects, transport services, lunches, snacks and tea on excursions
  • 29850 RUB – the program cost for 1 person with accommodation: accommodation in a 3 * hotel, 3 excursions, entrance fees for facilities, transport services, breakfast, lunch, light snacks and tea on excursions
  • For children discounts are provided

NOT INCLUDED:

  • tickets to Murmansk and back
  • dinners(guests should be ready to go for the Northern Lights any evening; tea/coffee during excursions to the Northern Lights are included)
  • excursion “Hunting the Northern Lights” (book separately)

TRANSPORT:

  • comfortable minibuses Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • warm underwear or thermal underwear,
  • warm winter jacket and pants,
  • warm winter (preferably high) boots,
  • wool socks
  • warm winter mittens or gloves,
  • warm winter hat
  • warm wool sweater under jacket

Tour Program


Ледокол Ленин

2 JANUARY  ARRIVAL TO MURMANSK

Murmansk is the largest city in the world, located beyond the Arctic Circle. It is called the capital of the Russian Arctic. Great expeditions to develop the most northern continent of our planet began from here.

Arrival of group members, self check-in at the 69 Parallel Hotel.

Check-in from 2 pm.

Free time. Independent acquaintance with Murmansk.

You can independently visit the monument to Alyosha – “Defenders of the Arctic” – this 35-meter-high monument is a symbol of Murmansk and the second highest monument in Russia after the monument Motherland.

The lighthouse is located in the center, next to which there is a ship anchor with a capsule filled with seawater underneath it, next to the cabin of the legendary nuclear submarine Kursk and the church.

You can visit the largest ice-free seaport beyond the Arctic Circle. The world’s first atomic icebreaker “Lenin” has become an eternal parking lot here, on which the film “Icebreaker” was filmed. Excursions are carried out at 12, 14 and 16 hours from Wednesday to Sunday (Monday-Tuesday the museum is closed). Here you can admire the port, the bay, passing ships and take interesting photos from the berths.

After 6pm – free time or departure for an excursion “Hunting the Northern Lights”, under favorable weather conditions.


 

 

 

3 JANUARYEXCURSION TO THE COAST OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN (Teriberka village)

A trip to the legendary northern village, located on the very edge of the earth, in recent years has become a place of pilgrimage for tourists from around the world.

Breakfast at the 69 Parallel Hotel (for those who choose a program with accommodation).

08:45 – 09:00 – Gathering of participants.

09:00 Departure.

09:00 – 11:00 – Journey to Teriberka begins from Murmansk and passes along the Arctic tundra, where there is completely no vegetation in the form of trees.

Excursion in the village Teriberka. The place became known because of the filming a movie “Leviathan”, which was nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Abandoned fishing huts and a local life.

We will make a stop at the cemetery of old abandoned ships scuttled in a small bay, take a walk along the coast and visit a picturesque waterfall that flows into the Arctic Ocean, take great selfies on a cliff of a cliff that goes into the sea depths …

15:00 – 16.00 – Lunch in a cafe (Teriberka village).

16:00 Departure to Murmansk.

18.00 – 18.30 – Arrival in Murmansk.

After 6pm – Free time or departure for the excursion “Hunting the Northern Lights”, under favorable weather conditions.


Хибины зимой

 

 

 

4 JANUARY – TRAVEL TO THE KHIBINY MOUNTAINS

Excursion to the largest and most beautiful mountain range of the Kola Peninsula, whose age is more than 350 million years.

Breakfast at the 69 Parallel Hotel (for those who choose a program with accommodation).

08:45 – 09:00 – Gathering of participants of the tour.

09:00 – 12:00 – 3 hours one way. We will pass through Apatity town, next to which there is a mineral processing plant, which sends raw materials across Russia and to many countries around the world on the road. We will cross Kirovsk town, in which famous Soviet and Russian films were shot and where the popular ski resort is located as well.

12:00 – 15.00 – excursion and entertainment program in the “Snow Village”
“Snow Village” is a unique complex made of ice and snow by human hands. People with their own hands create a real fairy tale. This complex was recognized as the largest in Russia and entered the Russian Book of Records.

Program:

  • visit the Snow Village
  • meeting with Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden
  • snowtubing
  • lunch in a cafe

15.30 – 17.00 – visit the light installation “Mysterious Forest.

17:00 Departure to Murmansk.

20:00 – Arrival to Murmansk.

Free time or departure for the excursion “Hunting the Northern Lights”, under favorable weather conditions.


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5 JANUARY – EXCURSION TO SAMI PEOPLE AND REINDEERS

Excursion to the indigenous inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula! Meeting with reindeers, original stories, real northern meal! Dive into the atmosphere of the indigenous people of the North.

Breakfast at the 69 Parallel Hotel (for those who choose a program with accommodation).

09:45 – 10:00 – Gathering of excursion participant.

10:00 – 11:00 – Trip to the Sami ethnic settlement.

11:00 – 12:00 – Acquaintance with the Sami culture will begin with Seyda – the sacred Sami stone, the object of ancient Sami worship, which, according to their beliefs, has a secret mystical power. Then we will explore the traditional Sami dwellings – Kuoksa and Vezha, hear stories about Sami culture, customs, beliefs, as well as the legends of this people at the divorced hearth in the plague. The representative of the Sami people will show us the shamanistic rites that are passed down from generation to generation.

12:00 – 12:30 – In this part of the program we will see real reindeers, feed them with reindeer moss, take unique selfies with these friendly creatures and hear a story about the features of their breeding and lifestyle.

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch and tea with Sami tea brewed from local herbs and roots. Photo in Sami national dress on the territory of the settlement, riding in a sledge following snowmobile.

14:00 – 15:00 – Return to Murmansk.

End of the program.


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ONE OF THE EVENING – HUNTING THE NORTHERN LIGHTS TRIP
(paid separately)

19:00 – Departure to the Hunting Northern Lights (note: the exact time for the start of the excursion is determined on the day of departure! If the conditions are unfavorable on the current day, we delay the trip till the next day).

20:00 – Arrival at the place, photo session against the backdrop of the northern lights, hot tea, coffee.

02:00 – Return to Murmansk.

Note: duration of Hunting the Northern Lights is 4-6 hours. It depends on the current weather and solar activity conditions.

 

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Accomodation


69 PARALLEL hotel

Guests will be accommodated in the hotel 69 Parallel 3* for those who book a program with accommodation. The hotel building is located next to the forest zone. Double and single standard rooms. The hotel building has a cafe

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гостиница 69 параллель
The hotel is located next to the sport area

  • Capacity – 100 rooms
  • About 10 min to the center of the city

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69 параллель номер твин
Double rooms (on picture) and Single rooms of Standard category

  • two single beds or one single bed (depending on the type of room)
  •  Wi-Fi
  • wardrobe with a mirror
  • cable TV
  • napkin and shoehorn

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69 параллель ванная
Bathroom

  • shower/toilet

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69 параллель кафе-бар
Cafe bar located at the 3rd floor of the hotel

  • Continental breakfast included

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Холл гостиницы 69 параллель
Cozy lobby at the 1st floor

  • check-in time from 2pm

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