Amongst many wonders in nature, there is one which truly stands apart: Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights. The colors, 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.We customize tours on request please talk to your Discovery Russia Travel Expert now - click CHAT ONLINE on the left, there is an agent eager to share travel ideas!
Enjoy the winter in one of the most famous winter wonderland's in the world; Russia. First, hunt for Northern Lights in the remore national park of the Russian North. Then, see the majestic St. Petersburg in all it's winter glory & travel to the vibrant capital Moscow! During your 12 -day adventure, you can have a go at open-air skating, throw snowballs in the parks, toboggan down hills, and walk along the frozen banks of the rivers and lakes. Book now for a White Christmas & Winter you will never forget! Moscow, St Petersburg and ancient town of Veliky Novgorod will dazzle you with their stunning architecture & heritage as you rub shoulders with the locals, all under the guidance of our expert local tour guides.
Although “Russian North” as a name is more about culture and history than geography, it also describes a huge area spreading from the Russia-Finland border in the east to the Ural Mountains in the west. The area's population is mostly of Russian-Finnish origin and now represents an ethnic group called “Pomory”; or, “the sea people”. For centuries the Northern Seaway was the only path that connected ancient Russia with Europe. Once Russia established routes to the Baltic and Black seas, the importance of the Pomory region dwindled and with the passing of time, the entire area became the preserve of old and diminishing Russian cultures. The Soviet period added more drama to the history of the Pomory region, as many gulag prisons were located here.