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Backpack trekking through Lovozero Mountains

The Lovozero Tundra in Russian Lapland is made up of rounded mountains with plateau summits, the highest point being Mt. Angvundaschorr at 1127m. Jewel-like lakes, transparent springs, majestic waterfalls, fantastic rock outcrops and stunning mountain vistas can be found here. At lower elevations, virgin forests stretch for huge distances.

Travel with us to the mystic place on a shore of Saint Lake where dancing shaman is watching you from the rock. The nights will be spend in tents on the sandy beaches of this beautiful lake. You can enjoy the silence and watch into romantic campfires. Before and after the tour you stay in a good hotel in Monchegorsk.

Backpack trekking through Lovozero Mountains itinerary:

Day 1, Sunday: Arrive in Monchegorsk. Hotel check-in upon arrival. Guide will come to the hotel in the evening to meet you and check equipment. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2, Monday: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by bus to start point. From there hike through the Elmaraiok pass to the Seidyavr Lake (Saint Lake). From a top of the pass proceed down on a path to the shore of the Lake and make camp. Distance of hike: 9 km.

Day 3, Tuesday: Hike on a path along a northern bank of the Seidyavr Lake along the mountain-mass Kuivchorr up to "Dancing Shaman" on the rock. This "a picture" was created by nature, and its length is 150 meters. Lappish people call it "Kuiva" (idol) and consider the place as magical. Distance of hike: 7 km.

Day 4, Wednesday: Hike on a forest path along the lake and then through the forest to the place where bus is waiting for us to be brought back to civilization. Transfer to Monchegorsk. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 5, Thursday: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.

Backpack trekking through Lovozero Mountains details

Accommodation:
  • 2 night in double rooms incl. shower and toilet in business class hotel
  • 2 nights in tents in wild nature
Level:Experiences in hiking in stony areas. Good physical condition and capabilities to carry rucksack (approximately 12 kg).
Group size:2 - 11 persons (international participation is possible)
Duration:5 days
Dates: Every first and second week in month June until September. Other weeks on request.
Price: Prices on request.
Price includes: Accommodation (breakfast included), boat and bus transfers, three meals a day during hiking tours, two restaurant dinners, visa invitation, guide and interpreting services, medical insurance which includes a helicopter evacuation in emergency case.
Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A visa is required. 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 backpack trekking through Lovozero Mountains can be extended with the following optionals:
  • Rental of light weight 2-persons tents (2,5 kg) packed in 2 bags: EUR 7,--/day
  • Monchegorsk:
    • Entrance tickets museums: approx. 50 roubles per person
    • 2 hour yacht excursion on the biggest lake of Kola peninsula named Imandra. Up to 8 persons.
    • One day hiking tour to the waterfall Devichyi Kosi (Girl's plaits) in Monche Tundra with campfire lunch.
    • One day bicycling tour in hilly area with campfire lunch.
    • Karting centre in Monchegorsk.
    • Cross-country skiing in Monchegorsk suburbs (winter).
    • Skating in Ice stadion in Monchegorsk (winter).
    • See link above for more info.
  • Murmansk:
    • Guided excursions in Murmansk.
    • Tickets for museums and museum excursions cost between RUB 25,-- and RUB 400,-- per person.
    • Entrance ticket to Atomic Icebreaker to join an excursion in Russian language: RUR 150 pp. Individual excursion to Atomic Icebreaker with a lecture in English language can be arranged.
    • Trip to Saami settlement.
    • Trip to the Barents sea shore.
    • Trip to Husky Farm.
    • Trip to Lovozero village; Capital of the Saami.
    • Rent a car from Kola Travel and get the best rate, quality and service!
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    • See link above for more info.
  • Train/plane/bus tickets in or outside Russian Federation.
  • Transfers from/to KuusamoIvalo/Rovaniemi and Kirkenes airports.

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