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The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia that gives you high chances to watch the Northern Lights in action. 

The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia that gives you high chances to watch the Northern Lights in action. 

Hunting the Northern LightsTour Type: Private Season: November - FebruaryCities: Murmansk Teriberka Lovozero Murmansk Duration: 4 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $895 USD per person
Lovozero Tundras. Saami & Northern LightsTour Type: Private Season: November - FebruaryCities: Murmansk Lovozero Lovozero Murmansk Duration: 5 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $1,245 USD per person
The Northern Lights WeekendTour Type: Private Season: November - FebruaryCities: Murmansk - Tundra - Murmansk Duration: 3 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $612 USD per person
Arctic Glamping: The Northern LightsTour Type: Private Season: November - FebruaryCities: Murmansk Teriberka Tundra Glamping Lovozero Murmansk Duration: 5 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $1,537 USD per person
Fantastic Three: Moscow, St Petersburg and AuroraTour Type: Small group Season: August - SeptemberCities: Moscow St. Petersburg Kola Peninsula Murmansk Lovozero Duration: 12 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $2,211 USD per person

View Aurora Borealis

Amongst many wonders in nature, there is one which truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colors, the scale, the mightiness, severe yet fragile beauty of the North where it can only be observed - nothing compares to it on Earth. The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia that gives you high chances to watch the Northern Lights in action.

Walking, mountaineering and water tours (seasonal) at the same time, as well as great fishing (ice fishing in winter). In this weather –dependent region your plans may always be changed due to sudden snow storm or rain, and here, at the border of forest and tundra, near lakes, rivers and beautiful forest trails where is always a place for an activity.

When is the best time to see Aurora in Murmansk or Khibiny?

There is none. It's about sun and solar activity and dark nights rather then climate or season. You may catch any throught the year following a few simple rules: avoid cities where night lights prevent from see the real Lights (though, it still possible to see Aurora in the cities!), stay for a few days to increase your chances (though, you might be lucky with a one night stay as well), stay awake through the night (though during winter months you may see Aurora Borealis during daytime). As you see, there are no rules to follow. We suggest, based on other activities availalbe in the area - seasonal issue - a few trips per year. In winter, you will see endless snow-white covered tundra and Aurora in the skies. Beatiful? Yes... But think of lakes and rivers free from ice and snow and mesmerizing Northern Lights reflecting in the waters during autumn or early spring...Who would claim what's better?

Lovosero is the top destination of Kola Peninsula for Aurora Borealis viewing, there are very high chances to observe it directly at the eco lodges of Lovozero national park. However we recommend to spend at least 3 nights here to maximize the chances of Aurora Borealis viewing, and due to remoteness of the location. Besides, Lozovero is famous for a very special tundra

NOTE: clear skies and solar activity are the critical conditions to watch Aurora Borealis, best timing is from 8:00 pm till 2:00 am.

6 HINTS FOR A BEST NORTHERN LIGHTS TOURS IN MURMANSK

There can be a bit of confusion on how to set off in search of Aurora Borealis, because weather is unstable, viewing is unpredictable and so much depends on the solar activity. In fact, there are just a few simple rules.

1. Be at the North. For instance, Trondheim (Norway) is not north enough for good viewing.

2. Too short visit to see the lights. It means: forget an idea of 1-2 days trip. Spend at least 4 days at one location.

3. Pick the best time, that is October, February and March. Don't ask us why. (LOL)

4. The right clothing. Take the North seriously. Even in October.

5. Pick the best location. You need a place between a lake and mountains, the clouds have a tendency of pulling apart, if perhaps just briefly, even during the worst of weather.

6. Plan other activities. Fill your days with other fun activities so that even if you have terrible luck with the Northern Lights you’ll still have had an amazing time.
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