The Arctic is famous for its beautiful northern lights, also named Aurora Borealis. Every year thousands people come here to see this phenomenon. But the lights do not appear in the sky every night. See and “catch” on camera fascinating dance of green and violet flame in the dark sky is a big success. By the way, will we be so lucky to see Aurora or not, you get great pictures and have a good time full of various activities. You discover the little-known Tersky coast of the White Sea, which keeps many hidden wonders.
This tour is suitable for beginners and advanced photographers, people who want to enjoy the stark beauty of the Russian North. You will visit excellent locations for photographing, get valuable advices from our guide and high-quality photos.
Tour Location: Murmansk region, the Kola Peninsula
Number of days: 3 days / 2 nights
Group: 5 to 8 people
For groups less than 5 people price will be different
Accommodation: Guesthouses (cold water in house, toilet apart from the main building, sauna with shower)
Meeting the guide at the railway station (Kandalaksha town). Please take the train which arrive not later than 8 a.m.
Transfer to Kolvitsa village. Walk on snowshoes to the Kolvitsa waterfall (10 m h), photographing, excursion along a river.
Walk on snowshoes to the Domashnyaya hill (in good whether)
6 p.m. Transfer to Kuzreka village. Dinner.
9 p.m. Northern lights hunting
Breakfast. Walk on snowshoes to the seacoast.
Outdoor meal, return to guest house.
Dinner. Russian sauna (“banya”), time to relax.
Northern lights hunting.
Breakfast. National art workshop on creating an authentic amulet toy “pomorskaya kozulya”.
Short walk on snowshoes along the Umba river to non-freezing river rapids.
Dinner. Transfer to night train, stop on the road for the last opportunity to catch the northern lights.
Departure by the night trains after 12 a.m.
- Tour guide
- Accommodation in a guesthouse (2 nights)
- Meals (according to the program)
- Equipment rental (snowshoes)
- Master Classes
- Russian sauna (one time)
- First aid kit
Please note that train tickets are not included in cost, but we can help you to chose and buy them.
Extra costs ≈ 5000 rubles:
- Snacks (individually)
- Alcoholic drinks
List of equipment:
Clothes and shoes
Thermal underwear, fleece jacket and pants, warm coat, warm cap, gloves (mittens), balaclava for face protection or warm buff, windproof pants (for example ski pants), thermal socks (not cotton; two pairs), warm boots for snowshoes, gaiters, extra warm boots or warmed fishing boots (cheap and low w, suitable for evening northern lights hunting), underwear and clean clothes (for sauna)
Backpack for walks (to hold your photo equipment, tripod, thermos, snack foods, extra clothes; 30-50 liters)
Sunglasses, flashlight, thermos, sit pad, towel and shower shoes (for sauna), power bank, sealed matches and a lighter (turbo with piezo igniter)
Personal hygiene items, hygienic lipstick, wet wipes, paper napkins. Mug, bowl, spoon, knife
Oily skin cream, sun protection cream, anesthetic, individual pharmaceuticals
Passport, money, telephone, medical insurance policy
We recommend installing a mobile application with GPS detection and offline maps (for example LocusMap or Offlinemaps).
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.