Meet Kola Travel

Kola Travel was founded in the year 2002 by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Svetlana de Wit, who together represent a wealth of local knowledge and many years of experience in the European tourist industry. Frank is originally from the Netherlands, where for 15 years he owned his own firm - NorTrek - which specialized in active tours in Scandinavia. Svetlana, born and raised in the Murmansk region, is a professional tourism manager and English-Russian interpreter, and has been involved in the tourism industry on the Kola Peninsula since the late Soviet years.

Everything that we at Kola Travel do, we do in a quality manner. We can do this because we possess an excellent infrastructure and equipment base, skilled and experienced staff, well-established tour routes and excursions, and reliable partners. In those situations where we cooperate with partners based in different regions of European Russia, such as Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Karelia and Arkhangelsk, the quality of service always remains at the same high standard as when Kola Travel is directly involved.

We at Kola Travel maintain the following priorities:

  • Choosing the very best options when organizing tours
  • Individual service for each client
  • Giving the maximum attention to clients’ needs, requests and inquiries
  • Reasonable rates
  • Quality service
  • The exclusive use of highly-qualified personnel
  • Stable relationships with partners

Summer Winter holidays Kola Peninsula Russian Lapland Murmansk

At Kola Travel we understand perfectly that each client expects a well-organized holiday in a positive atmosphere, and we take great care to provide exactly that.

Svetlana and Frank (de Wit)

Meet Our Team

Frank Director, manager and guide

Frank is allround. He facilitates all employees with knowledge and tools to do the job efficient and in quality. He knows Dutch, English, German and Russian language and guides mostly the 4x4 tours, theme tours and excursions tours for foreign clients.

Svetlana General manager

Svetlana is responsible for incoming and outgoing tourism and is the first person who contacts you after sending an email to or by the contact form. She manage the whole booking process. Svetlana speaks fluently English and works also as guide / intepretor.

Kira Manager incoming tours

Kira assists our general manager in planning the incoming tour programs and works on developing and managing our social media pages. Kira speaks fluently English and works also as guide / intepretor.

Ludmila Manager outgoing tours

Ludmila takes care for our Russian clients and partners. She arranges shopping tours and holidays abroad and excursion tours for companies and schools in or outside Russia. She assist Svetlana with contract management also and speaks Russian.

Elvera Main bookkeeper

Elera controls all incoming and outgoing payments. She takes care about contacts and bookings at our partners.

Alexander Allround guide

Alexander is a sportive guide and winner in Russian competions as hiking, biking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, crosscountry skiing.

Nikolay Allround guide

Nikolay is a sportive guide specialised in hiking, biking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, crosscountry skiing.

Nadezhda Allround guide

Nadezhda is a sportive guide specialised in hiking, biking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, crosscountry skiing.

Frank 4x4 and snowmobiling guide

Frank guides all motorised tours. Or by the GAZ-66 Army truck, Landrover Discovery or by snowmobile. Also he takes care for luggage transport during several active tours.

Ingrid Translator German language

Ingrid is a very experience Kola Traveller, nature and culture lover. She with her husband snd dog visit many times the north by camper. Ingrid is German and speaks English, Russian, Norwegian, French and Italian. Thanks to Ingrid our website can also be read in German language.

Meet some of our Partners

Tourist portal Murmansk Region

Tourist Info Murmansk Official website of Tourist portal Murmansk Region.

National Park Russian Arctic: Franz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

National Park Russian ArcticFranz Josef Land and Novaya Zemlya

MedExpress Insurance company

During your stay with Kola Travel you are insured for Health and Recue via MedExpress.

Yasushi Tanikado Professional Japanese Northern Lights Photographer.

Murmansk Language School

Murmansk Language School Modern educational institution

For international students MLS offers multi-level language programs in Russian. MLS has created nine fully-equipped classrooms, each with a multimedia board, which allows a learning process to be more involving and interactive.