Day 1: Arrival in Murmansk airport. Transfer to a hotel in Monchegorsk (140 km). Check-in, dinner on your own in a Russian café and overnight in the hotel. (-,-,-)
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel. You can train yourself and try-out our equipment in the surroundings of Monchegorsk.
Overnight in the hotel. (B,L,-)
Distance of skiing: 20 km (or more, if want).
Day 3: Breakfast. Today we will meet our snowmobile guide whom takes care for luggage transport and prepare the cross country ski tracks.
We start our ski-tour with crossing Imandra Lake towards Khibiny Tundra to a small village named Imandra Station. Lunch at a campfire in wilderness.
Sauna, diner and overnight in a country house in more person room. Not necesarry lugguage during the tour you can leave in the hotel. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 25 km.
Day 4: Breakfast. We continue beside the foot of the mountains and change the lake area for a beautiful forest landscape.
After a campfire lunch we will come in a valley which leads us to the centre of Khibiny Tundra.
Sauna, dinner and overnight in a small wilderness hotel surrounded by mountains. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 32 km.
Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel. First we ski to eastwards to have a beautiful view on the forest valley and
then we ski through the valley and over the Kukisvumchorr Pass (500m) to Kirovsk. Campfire lunch during tour.
Dinner and overnight in Sanatorium Health Centre in twin room with shower and toilet.
Possibility to visit Snow-village, a huge labyrinth made under the snow with beautiful wall carvings and with ice sculptures made by artists
from all over the Arctic region; Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway.
The evening can be spent with the additional services of the SPA-Centre, sauna, swimming pool, massage and other healthy and
medical services (to order in advance). (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 20 km (or more, if want)
Day 6: Breakfast. We continue our way westwards. Today it will be the summit of the ski-tour! We ski through valleys
to the famous Ramzai Pass (743m), a cleft with high steep walls. We will ski in the desolate white world of snow plateaus
surrounded by the highest mountains of Khibiny Tundra. Campfire lunch.
Later we ski over the lake with lots of islands on the foot of the mountains to a road direction.
A bus waits for us there. Transfer to Monchegorsk and check-in at the hotel. In the evening farewell dinner.
Overnight in the hotel. (B,L,D)
Distance of skiing: 40 km.
Day 7: Breakfast. At 10:00 transfer to Murmansk. Check-in at hotel "Azimut" in the city centre. The rest of the day you can spend for sight-seeing Murmansk city. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel. (B,-,-)
Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Murmansk airport for the flight homewards. (B,-,-)
|Level:||Experience in cross-country skiing is necessary!|
|Group size:||From 4 to 12 persons|
|Duration:||8 days (7 nights)|
Prices are depending of groupsize.|
Please contact us.
|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.|
This Cross-country ski tour can be extended with the following options:
Cross-country skiing day with guide in Monchegorsk surroundings (partly lighted). For beginners (including lesson) and experienced cross-country skiers.
Ski Marathon is usually held on a first Sunday in April in Murmansk and is part of the traditional Festival of the North (Prazdnik Severa). Two distances: 25 and 50 km. Euro Loppet.