Car holiday for individuals. Drive freely in Northwest Russia, visit Saint Petersburg, Karelia, Kizhi, Solovetsky Islands, Russian Lapland and Murmansk with our invisible support. Cruise by own car or motorcycle to the treasures of Northwest Russia. Visit the beautiful pearl on the Baltic Sea; Saint Petersburg, also named "Venice of the North". Other treasures are Kizhi Island (an open air museum of the traditional way of building in wood in Karelia) and the Solovetsky Islands. More treasures are waiting beyond the Arctic Circle. The panoramic views on the Kola Peninsula (or Murmansk region or Russian Lapland), beautiful lakes surrounded by wild nature and huge mountain tundra’s and the different cultures as the (reindeer) Saami and (fishing) Pomors culture.
With this tour you get acquainted with all what Northwest Russia offer. 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! If you have a longer holiday we can easily expand the tour with some more interesting days. To have an idea you can view the Options section.
Day 1: Welcome in Saint Petersburg
Cross the Russian border from Finland and travel via Vyborg to Saint Petersburg and check-in at a hotel in the city centre.
Day 2: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Three-hour guided sightseeing tour by a car of a guide + 2 hour guided excursion in the Hermitage. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Sight seeing Saint Petersburg
Breakfast. Excursion to Petrodvorets on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Saint Petersburg - Petrozavodsk (400 km)
Breakfast. Travel to Petrozavodsk and check-in at a hotel. On the way possibility to visit ancient monasteries, churches and Mandrogi village.
Day 5: Sight seeing Kizhi Island
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Kizhi (open air museum). More info about Kizhi.
Day 6: Petrozavodsk - Kem (400 km)
Breakfast. Drive to first Russian resort Marsialnye Wody. Drive to Kivach Waterfall and Dendrarium. Drive to Kem and overnight in a nice hotel complex close to the harbour.
Day 7: Sight seeing Solovetsky Islands
Breakfast. Boat excursion to Solovetsky Islands. Overnight in the hotel complex. More info about Solovetsky.
Day 8: Kem - Kandalaksha
Breakfast. Drive to Kandalaksha; 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. Possibilty to visit the ancient "Babylon" Labyrinth, a stone structure of archaeological interest.
Day 9: Kandalaksha - Kirovsk
Breakfast. Drive to Kirovsk, and explore the town; check-in at hotel. With tickets reserved by us, 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, and to a specialized shop which sells jewellery, and stone carvings and other folk art. If you wish, drive to a village nearby to visit the wooden house where the first geologist to explore the region lived. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Kirovsk - Monchegorsk
Breakfast. 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 to see the view. For dinner there is an excellent small restaurant close to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Monchegorsk - Lovozero - Murmansk
Breakfast. Drive to the village of Lovozero - the capital of Russian Lapland. Lappish 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.
Day 12: Sight seeing Murmansk city
Breakfast. There are a number of interesting places to visit that are related to the sea and maritime culture. These include the Naval Museum, the Regional Historical Museum, the Art Museum and the Folk Art Centre and the Oceanarium (tickets can be reserved upon request). An excursion on an atomic icebreaker can be arranged.
Day 13: Teriberka on the Barents Sea
Breakfast. Day trip 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 14: 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.
|Level: not applicable.|
|Group size: From 1 person|
|Duration: 14 days on Russian Territory (or shorter or longer on request)|
|Dates: The whole year around. Please check dates with us.|
|Price: Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.|
|Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A Russian visa is required for tourists from most countries. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details. We handle the tourist invitation.|
|Insurance: The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.|
For motorists and motorcyclists. Drive from White Sea to Barents Sea. Visit ancient artefacts, meet Pomor and Saami culture on Kola Peninsula. Get acquainted with Russian North!
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Avec notre service 24 heures sur 24, vous êtes assuré d'un séjour sans problème, agréable et réussi ici dans le nord-ouest de la Russie.
Nous proposons des invitations pour des demandes de visa touristique à entrée simple ou double avec un maximum de 30 jours et des itinéraires estampillé.
Si votre assurance automobile (carte verte) ne couvre pas le nord-ouest de la Russie, vous pouvez commander via nous une assurance automobile de responsabilité civile russe.
Voyagez librement et sans limite de temps, sans manquer des sites intéressants à Kaliningrad, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Carélie, la péninsule de Kola, la région de Mourmansk et la Laponie russe.