Amongst many wonders in nature there is one that truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colours, the scale, the mightiness, the severe yet fragile beauty of this sheer spectacle next to the Arctic Circle. Nothing compares to it on Earth. The Kola Peninsula is the best place in Russia with the highest chances to view the Northern Lights in action. We customize tours on request.
Hunt and see Aurora Borealis, the natural wonder: best location in Russia! Fully escorted tour to the Russian wilderness
Feed deers, ride a sleigh and get to know indigenous cultures in a real Saami village
Visit husky park and try husky dog sledding
Watch amazing natural scenery of the Kola Peninsula, Arctic flora and fauna
Visit the first nuclear ice-breaker in the world
Visit the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle
Teriberka tour: the time machine
Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
Kola Peninsula is the top destination in Russia for Aurora Borealis viewing, there are very high chances to observe it directly at the eco lodge you stay in. 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. What to expect on this trip? Average air temperature -9 ° C to + 5 ° C // Air humidity 85% // Wind speed 8 m/s
Roberto, expat in Russia: GREAT NORTHERN LIGHT EXPERIENCE IN MURMANSK AND KOLA PENINSULAExcellent experience in Murmansk and Kola peninsula for 5 days and 4 nights. We managed to see the Northers Light in 2 different nights, all the beauty of the region and all the possible experience (Husky, Reindeer, snow mobile, ice fishing, Teriberka, banya, etc..). A wonderful experience that I suggest to everybody. Irina, our consultant from Discovery Russia, was very helpful, in organizing the tour in line with our needs and requests. The on-site guide was very professional and always available providing us all the information and details. In 4 nights we spent night in 3 hotels but the logistic was well organized. Great experience.
WHAT TO PACK
➤Thermo underwear (NO COTTON, heavy WOOL is the best);
➤Insulating wear (fleece, wool, down or synthetic insulator like Primaloft or similar);
➤Hardshell wear (wind and waterproof) to protect you from the wind and snow;
➤Extra insulating wear (down jacket with hood) for Aurora hunting. You will stay outside with temperatures from -5 to -37 a lot of time.
➤Gloves or mittens (NO LEATHER) fleece or other insulator. It is smart idea to take thin gloves and down mittens. You can combine it and that would be best protection for your fingers.
➤Hat (covering your ears) made from fleece or wool or acrylic.
➤Scarf (NO SILK, WOOL is the best) or snood
➤Socks (NO COTTON, heavy WOOL is the best).
➤Snow boots (NO HEELS, NO SNEAKERS) Better with synthetic insulator.
➤Chapstick to protect your lips from the frost.
➤ Flash drives, batteries, chargers, small lamp