The Ultimate Arctic Adventures: Murmansk & Kola Peninsula Tours
The Kola Peninsula is located in the north-west of the European part of Russia, in the Murmansk region. Its area is about 100 thousand square kilometers. Most of the territory of the peninsula is located above the Northern Arctic Circle. The Kola Peninsula, washed by the Barents and White Seas, is a unique natural region of Russia, covered with mountains, lakes, swamps and rivers. It is one of the most picturesque, virgin and harsh Russian regions. A severe land for people who are attracted by unusual, unpredictable and extreme environments and boundless northern wilderness. The virgin forests, magnificent mountains, endless tundra, and crystal-clear rivers and lakes will make an indelible impression upon you. You will travel in time visiting ancient artefacts, historical memorials and witnessing tradional specalties of the local people.
Sami, or lopari, settled on the lands of the Kola Peninsula from ancient times. This is the indigenous northern people, whose ancestors appeared here in the 2nd millennium BC. e. And the first Russian settlements on the Kola Peninsula arose in the 9th-11th centuries BC. e. Currently, 1.9 thousand representatives of a small northern people live on the peninsula. Kola Sami are engaged in traditional crafts - reindeer husbandry, fishing and hunting.
We suggest Igloo - Arctic glamping - for the best expeirence. Imaging staying comfy and warm in your glass dome in the middle of tunrda, under the Northern Lights and enjoying delicious Arctic meals. A vacation to remember! If you travel with friends, consider one of cedar wood 2-4 bedroom houses as the ideal, safe and secure starting point to explore the area. Saami village tour is experienced best when you stay in the village or nearby settelements lost between lakes, rivers and tundras.
Wildlife and nature
The reserves of the Kola Peninsula - Kandalakshsky, Lapladsky, Pasvik - are replete with an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Among the inhabitants of the Lapland Reserve, included by UNESCO in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, reindeer remains the main one. The Kandalaksha Reserve, which includes 50 islands, is famous for the nesting of a rare northern bird - gaga. The border of Russia and Norway runs through the territory of the world-famous Pasvik reserve.
There are several mountain ranges, the most famous of which are the Khibins and Lovozersky tundra. These places have attracted tourists from all over the world for more than a decade with their northern impregnable beauty. And not in vain: the geological age of Khibin is about 350 million years, and the Lovozersky tundra from ancient times are considered the "place of strength" of the ancient Sami.
Tours in the Murmansk region
Take a trip around the Murmansk oblast and Kola Peninsula, the Arctic pearl and visit the shores of the Barents and White Seas, learn about the culture of the Sami and Pomors, feed deer, taste local cuisine and see the famous icebreaker Lenin. See the Arctic Ocean when taking a trip to now famous Teriberka village, once abandonded fishing village. Our Treriberka Tour can be a day tour or overnight.
The Rybachy Peninsula is a peninsula in the north of European Russia, the place is ambiguous and amazing. It is part of the Pechenga district of the Murmansk region of Kola Peninsula. It is washed by the Barents Sea and the Motovsky Bay. The village of Teriberka is the only place in Russia on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, where you can get by road. During our journey we will enjoy stunning views of the Arctic Ocean.
Incredible fishing attracts travelers from all around the world: seed and palium, cigar, trout, harius, pike, etc. Cod, flounder, halibut, wash, herring, crab are abundant in the seas washing the peninsula, and sea cabbage grows.
Sea fishing on the Barents Sea: comfortable conditions for marine fishing in the north begin in March and continue until the end of October.
Fishing for salmon in the Murmansk region: the fishing season for salmon fish breeds (salmon, kumzha, palia, salmon) begins in May and continues until the end of October. This is the period of the main entry of fresh, strong fish from the sea (some specimens of marine salmon reach from 15-25 kg. Fishing is carried out on the river Kola and Kitsa in the Murmansk oblast.
Verkhnetulomskoye reservoir: the "fisherman's dream." Fishermen of all stripes and degrees of professionalism come here to enjoy successful fishing.