Northern Lights V1

8 days / 7 nights

Saint-Petersburg — Petrozavodsk — Murmansk

Available from 25 August to 15 April
Accommodation 4****
20 pax maximum
Day Place Program

Saint Petersburg

Transfer airport — hotel, check in.

Saint Petersburg

Breakfast at the hotel, city tour with Peter and Paul cathedral. Option: Pushkin (Catherine palace with Amber Chamber visit) Transfer hotel — railways station. Night train Saint-Petersburg (23:20) — Petrozavodsk (06:50), transfer railway station — hotel, late dinner or packed dinner at hotel.


Breakfast at a local cafe. City tour in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the natural reserve “Kivatch” (waterfall + visit to museum of Nature and alley of Karelian bitch), transfer to hotel, check in.


Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the mountain park ‘‘Ruskeala” with lunch at a local cafe.


Breakfast at the hotel, check out. Visit of the Karelian village of Kinerma with lunch at a local cafe, transfer to the railway station. Nights train Petrozavodsk (17:14)- Murmansk (11:44).


Breakfast in train, transfer railway station — hotel, check in, lunch at hotel. Sightseeing tour of Murmansk. Night tour: “Northern Lights”.


Breakfast at hotel. Tour to the village of Teriberka. Lunch at a local cafe. Night tour “Northern lights”.


Breakfast at hotel, transfer hotel – airport.


Saint Petersburg

1 Day

Meeting with guide at the airport.

Transfer airport – hotel. Check in.

Saint Petersburg

2 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby.

City bus tour with a visit to the Peter and Paul Fortress.

During the bus sightseeing tour you will see the main architectural masterpieces of St. Petersburg: the unique ensembles of the Palace, Senate, St. Isaac's Squares, Arts Square, the arrows of Vasilievsky Island, the Field of Mars, the ‘‘strict, slender look” of Neva embankments, magnificent palaces and cathedrals, unique bridges and lattices, historical monuments.

Free time for lunch (not included).

Option: Excursion to Pushkin (Catherine palace with Amber chamber visit).

Dinner at the hotel.

Late check out.

Transfer hotel — railway station. Night train Saint-Petersburg (23:20) — Petrozavodsk (06:50).


3 Day

Meeting with the guide at the railway station at the main entrance.

Breakfast in a local cafe.

City tour of Petrozavodsk.

Acquaintance with the main attractions of the capital of Karelia, interesting facts from the history of the city and the republic. Visit to the embankment of Lake Onega, where a unique collection of modern avant-garde sculpture is located.

Transfer to the Kivach nature reserve (80 km), exploring the waterfall, visiting the nature museum and the Karelian birch alley.

Kivach waterfall — the second largest flat waterfall in Europe falls in four ledges from a height of 10.7 m. The name of the waterfall comes from the Karelian word kivas — snow mountain. Having been here in 1785, the great Russian poet G. R. Derzhavin dedicated the famous waterfall ode to this beautiful natural monument.

Lunch at a local cafe.

Transfer to Petrozavodsk. Check in.


4 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Transfer to the mountain park ‘‘Ruskeala”, 260 km (4 hours). A guide on the way provides travel information.

Lunch at a local cafe.

A visit to the main attraction of the Northern Ladoga — Ruskeala mountain park — with its steep cliffs and emerald lakes, where you will see the hidden corners of the former marble quarry, go through mysterious adits and drifts.

Transfer to Petrozavodsk, (4 hours).


5 Day

Breakfast in the hotel. Check out.

Transfer to the village of Kinerma, 110 km.

A visit to the village of Kinerma, which is a monument of folk wooden architecture of the Karelian Livviks. Tour of the Karelian village, a visit to the chapel.

Lunch with national dishes in the old house-museum.

Transfer to Petrozavodsk railway station110 km. Night train Petrozavodsk (17:14) – Murmansk (11:44).


6 Day

Meeting with a guide at the railway station in Murmansk.

Transfer to hotel. Check in.

Lunch at the hotel.

City tour of Murmansk. Free time.

Evening tour “The Northern Lights” with a professional guide-photographer. Duration 4-6 hours. Depending on weather conditions.


7 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.

Tour to the ocean in Teriberka. Duration 8-9 hours.

The winter road to Teriberka is accompanied by charming northern landscapes and a rare sun. You will learn what the Arctic climate zone is all about, you will feel all the power and indomitability of the Arctic Ocean, which does not freeze along the entire coast of the Kola Peninsula. A sleigh ride behind snowmobiles to the ocean coast with a rocky shore. The time spent on the beach is approximately 20-30 minutes.

Return to the hotel in Murmansk.

Lunch at hotel.

Evening tour “the Northern Lights” with a professional guide-photographer. Duration 4-6 hours (depending on weather conditions).


8 Day

Breakfast at hotel. Check out.

Transfer to the airport.


Our prices include:
  • Accommodation in 4* hotel
  • Bed and breakfast in hotels
  • Night train Saint-Petersburg (23:20) — Petrozavodsk (06:50)
    For FIT or small groups 1-10 pax: 2 beds compartment
    For groups of 11-20 pax: 4 beds compartment for twin use
  • Night train Petrozavodsk (17:14) – Murmansk (11:44)
    For FIT or small groups 1-10 pax: 2 beds compartment
    For groups of 11-20 pax: 4 beds compartment for twin use
  • Excursion program with entrance tickets
  • Catering per program
  • All transfer and transportation services per program
  • Local English / French / German speaking guides per program
  • Visa support letter
  • Optional visits (can be prebooked only)
  • International flight to Moscow and from Saint-Petersburg
  • Pre-tour program in Moscow and / or in Saint-Petersburg or in region
  • Supplements for business class for domestic fights
  • Volga-Balt tour escort

The Northern lights tour:

We drive as far as possible from the city, within 150 km
We find a clear sky and a good point to observe the Northern Lights
We expect the beginning of the heavenly performance, from about 1 to 3 hours
When the Northern Lights appear, we begin a photo shoot
The Northern Lights generally do not appear immediately, this is due to its activity, or to weather conditions.
For example, sometimes you have to wait until the clouds disperse.
Until the Northern Lights begin, we can arrange a photo shoot in the night forest, against the background of the starry sky or the Milky Way.
We also always have hot tea and cold snacks / sweets. You can always get warm in the car / bus.
We recommend to take with:
  • Backpack or travel bag
  • Comfortable hiking clothing: warm pants, warm sweater,
    wool socks (2 pairs), simple socks (2-3 pairs), T-shirts, warm jacket, wool hat, gloves, warm loose shoes.


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* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.

** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.

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