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Car Holiday from Coast to Coast on Kola Peninsula

Savour freedom while cruising the roads of this unique northern land, stopping now and then to stretch your legs in ancient villages and modern-day Russian cities of the Kola Peninsula. Get acquaintance with Pomor culture on the Tersky Coast and the Saami culture in Russian Lapland. Visit the numerous historical and cultural points of interest, make a boat excursion between the multitude of islands in the Archipelago of the White Sea’s Kanda Bay and pass the unique Kandalaksha Nature Reserve.

Your tour description is waiting for you and also the keys of your hotel rooms are waiting at their reception desks. With the support of Kola Travel your Car holiday on the Kola Peninsula in Northwest Russia will be pleasant and hassle-free; you will have the freedom of being without a guide, yet feel at ease in unfamiliar cities!

  • The White Sea with many islands
  • An ancient stone labyrinth dated 2000 years B.C
  • Soviet towns and cities.
  • Khibiny-, Monche- and Lovozero-tundras.
  • Saami Settlement.
  • Visit World's biggest city above the Arctic Circle; Murmansk.
  • Visit World's first Nuclear Icebreaker "MS Lenin".
  • The Barents Sea with all his secrets.

Day 1: Welcome in Murmansk region
Cross the border at Salla in the morning. Drive to Kandalaksha (3 hours); check-in at hotel. Drive up to a high point on the shore of the White Sea. Seals and even beluga whales can be spotted in the sea. Hike or sail (see optionals) to the Babylon Labyrinth, a stone structure of archaeological interest (2000 years B.C.). Return to Kandalaksha, explore the town. Enjoy a late dinner in a restaurant; if you wish check out a discotheque. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kirovsk: The heart of Kola Peninsula
Drive to Kirovsk, and explore the town; check-in at hotel. You can visit the Botanical Garden located close to Kirovsk. In Apatity (15 km away) visits can be made to the Museum of the European North of Russia. If you wish, drive to a village nearby to visit the wooden house where the first geologist who explored the region lived. In the evening enjoy a dinner in one of the recommended restaurants in or nearby the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Monchegorsk: City on the shore of Imandra lake
Drive to Monchegorsk; check-in at hotel. Places to visit in Monchegorsk include the largest Orthodox Cathedral on the Kola Peninsula and the Museum of Coloured Stones. Drive to the top of the mountain above the city for a panoramic view over the city build on islands in the huge Imandra lake. You may also take a short yacht-trip around Imandra Lake with its multitude of islands. For dinner there is an excellent small restaurant close to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Lovozero: The capital of Russian Lapland
Drive to the village of Lovozero. Saami people live to the east of Murmansk and although their way of life has changed drastically in recent years, they continue to be "Reindeer People". Visit Lovozero’s Historical Museum and the Saami Settlement. Proceed to Murmansk. Arrive in Murmansk; hotel check-in. Have dinner in a recommended restaurant and overnight in the hotel.

Day 5: Murmansk: Worlds biggest city above polar circle
There are a number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the Naval Museum, the Museum of the Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (not open to the general public but a visit can be arranged for you), the Oceanarium (tickets can be reserved upon request), the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum / Folk Art Centre and Worlds first Nuclear Icebreaker named "LENIN". Dinner in a recommended restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Teriberka on the Barents Sea
Drive to Teriberka village. It is the only place where you can feel/taste the water of the Barents Sea. You can sight-see the old Teriberka and new Teriberka (Lodenoye) villages. Hike to the Barents Sea sea, watch the "Rolling Stones" beach, visit the Waterfall falling into the sea and the WW-II Cannons to protect Teriberka bay. All the above interesting points of interest we can show you during a day-trip from Murmansk to Teriberka. Drive back to the hotel in Murmansk for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Farewell Murmansk region
Spend a few hours in Murmansk or drive directly to the border at Lotta (close to Ivalo, Finland) or to Kirkenes (Norway). Visit the old churches in Kola Village on route. Distance from Murmansk to the border point at Lotta: 245 km and to border point Borisoglebski (close to Kirkenes, Norway): 245 km.

Accommodation: 6 nights in a tourist class hotels including breakfasts.
Level: not applicable.
Group size: From one person
Duration: 7 days
Dates: 
The whole year around. Please check dates with us.
Price: 
Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • Accommodations
  • Maps, detailed information about the routes and cities
  • Standby and Support by Kola Travel (in Russian, English, Dutch and German language)
Price excludes:
  • Optional excursions. See Options for an overview.
  • Passport and visa expenses
Documents:
Le passeport doit être valide 6 mois après le retour. Un visa est requis. Consultez le consulat ou l'ambassade russe de votre pays pour plus de détails. Nous prenons soin de l'invitation.
Insurance:
Le participant doit avoir une assurance maladie conforme aux normes européennes et reconnue dans la Fédération de Russie. Pour les voyageurs en voiture: L’assurance responsabilité civile automobile (dommages matériels uniquement) pour la conduite sur le territoire russe est obligatoire. Si votre assurance ne couvre pas la Fédération de Russie (vérifiez votre carte verte), nous pouvons vous fournir une assurance supplémentaire, moyennant des frais.
This Car Holiday from Coast to Coast on Kola Peninsula can be extended with the following optionals:
  • Kandalaksha:
    • Excursion en bateau au "Labyrinthe de Babylone", une structure en pierre d'intérêt archéologique
    • Repas traditionnel «shashlyk»
  • La région de Kirovsk:
    • Excursion au musée minéralogique de Kirovsk
    • Excursion au Musée du Nord à Kirovsk
    • Excursion dans le jardin botanique du Nord près de Kirovsk
    • Ski alpin sur les meilleures pistes du nord-ouest de la Russie à Kirovsk
    • Ski de fond sur des pistes éclairées près de Kirovsk
    • Village des neiges près de Kirovsk
    • Safaris en motoneige dans la toundra de Khibiny
  • Monchegorsk:
  • Lovozero:
    • Visit a Saami settlement close to Lovozero village.
      Meet the Lovozero Saami in Russian Lapland. Learn about their culture and their traditions. Feed, hug and make selfies with the reindeers.  More information
    • Visit a Husky Farm close to Lovozero village.
      In the winter you can participate on sledging with huskies and reindeers. In the summer you can hike with huskies.  More information
    • 3-day hiking excursion in Lovozero Tundra.
      The mystic of Lovozero Tundra on Kola Peninsula. The hiking excursion leads to Seidozero (Saint Lake). Meet a dancing shaman 'Kuiva' on the rocks!.  More information
  • Ville et région de Mourmansk:
    • Les billets pour les musées et les excursions dans les musées coûtent entre 25 et 400 roubles par personne
    • Billet d'entrée au brise – glace atomique pour participer à une excursion en langue russe : RUR 150 pp. Une excursion individuelle au brise – glace atomique avec une conférence en anglais peut être organisée
    • Excursions dans la ville des héros de Mourmansk
    • Trip à la colonie Saami
    • Trip au bord de la mer de Barents
    • Trip à la ferme Husky
    • Trip au village de Lovozero ; capitale des Saami
  • Teriberka:
    • Sight-seeing old Teriberka and new Teriberka (Lodenoye).
    • Visit the Barents Sea.
    • Visit the "Rolling Stones" beach.
    • Visit the Waterfall.
    • Visit the WW-II Cannons.
    • All the above interesting points of interest we can show you during a day-trip from Murmansk to Teriberka. See: Trip to the Barents sea shore.
  • L’assurance responsabilité civile automobile (dommages matériels uniquement) pour la conduite sur le territoire russe est obligatoire. Si votre assurance ne couvre pas la Fédération de Russie (vérifiez votre carte verte), nous pouvons vous fournir une assurance supplémentaire, moyennant des frais.
  • Invitation de touristes à obtenir un visa.

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