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Somewhere in the middle of nowhere is a remote village, named; Oktyabrsky with a cosy guesthouse "Shining Khibin"
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Cosy interior Experience the Arctic life of local dwellers.
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for individuals and small groups.
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All you need is ..... Snow, Sauna and Japanese hot_tub in open sky!
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Dream away in the hot-tub very special at night!
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includes snowmobile safaris to mystic and magical places in the centre of Kola Peninsula.
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Snowmobile safari to mystic Seidozero Dancing Shaman "Kuiva"
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Snowmobile safari to magical Kanozero 6000 y.o. Petroglyphs
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Try your luck with ice-fishing
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We can expand this tour with airport transfers, accommodations and excursions in Saint Petersburg and Moscow.

Aurora Borealis Snow Fun Holiday in remote village Oktyabrsky

The polar night can be not only harsh and grim, but really beautiful! If the sky is cloudless, you will be accompanied by the light of the moon and numerous stars reflecting from the snow-covered mountain slopes. During Polar night in December and January we have long dark nights; days in February the days are longer, but still winter. March is a beautiful winter month above the Arctic Circle with a lot of snow, bright sunshine during days, while the nights are still dark. If the sky is cloudless, you will be accompanied by the light of the moon and numerous stars reflecting from the snow-covered mountain slopes.

Oktyabrsky is located 35 km east from Kirovsk city close to Khibiny and Lovozero Tundra and surrounded by forest. During this Snow Fun Holiday you go for snowmobiling to mystical and magical places, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, having sauna, hot tub in open sky and watching Aurora Borealis (northern lights) - the dancing fluorescent ribbons which light up the night sky.

For more detailed info about Aurora Borealis we refer to our Aurora Borealis page.

More detailed info about the guest house you can find on our Guesthouse "Shining Khibiny" in Oktyabrsky page.

Treat yourself on a special Snow Fun Holiday, full of activities and Aurora Borealis.

Aurora Borealis Snow Fun Holiday in remote village Oktyabrsky itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome in Murmansk region
Arrival in Murmansk airport. Meeting by driver and transfer to remote village in the centre of Kola Peninsula named; Oktyabrsky. Be a guest in a small guest house. Your host Sergei will show you how they survive the Russian winter. Sauna. Dinner of local cuisine. Overnight. Don’t forget to go out before sleeping the check for the Northern lights. (D)

Day 2: Sight-seeing and cross-country skiing
After breakfast, you spend the day for hiking in the village, cross-country skiing on a snowmobile track, having sauna, dinner and watching Aurora Borealis in the evenings/nights. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Snowmobile to a mystic lake.
Breakfast. Go snowmobiling via the frozen lakes and winter forests to a mystic place on the shore of Seidozero Lake (Saint Lake). There are no roads to this sacred lake. In Winter, it is reachable by a snowmobile. The lake keeps its ancient mystery. On the steep rock is an image of 150 by 50 meters created by nature of dark minerals, moss and stone relieves. It looks like a gigantic dancing shaman. Saami call it "Kuiva" (idol) and believes the place as magical. Wilderness Lunch. When you are back to Oktyabrsky in the evening, an outdoor Japanese hot-tub is waiting for you. Dinner. Overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Shamanistic ceremony
Breakfast. Day of rest and relaxation. You may walk in the village enjoying silence and quietness. In the evening, you will see shamanistic ceremony near the fire. The shaman will introduce you to the forces of nature, turning to the spirits of place, earth, fire, air and water. The sound of a shamanic drum scatter misfortune and disease and attracts good-luck and happiness. Dinner. Overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Snowmobile excursion to ancient Petroglyphs
Breakfast. Snowmobile excursion to one of archeological memorials of Kola – the ancient rock carvings of Kanozero lake. The collection of petroglyphs is considered the most mysterious monument, and the place has an extraordinary power. An employee of the local museum of local lore will conduct an excursion for us. The rock carving drawings are covered with a dome. The age of the petroglyphs is about 6000 years old; it is considered an ancient place of power. Wilderness Lunch on the way. When you are back to Oktyabrsky in the evening, an outdoor Japanese hot-tub is waiting for you. Dinner. Overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Try your luck with ice fishing
Breakfast. Today we are going to Umbozero Lake for ice fishing. The guide will show you how to fish. You will sit inside of a small tent heated up with a gas stove. Wilderness Lunch. Sauna upon coming back to the house. Dinner made of the fresh caught fish. Overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Farewell Arctic Russia
Breakfast: Transfer to Murmansk or to Murmansk airport. (B)

Aurora Borealis Snow Fun Holiday in remote village Oktyabrsky

High lights:
  • Kola Peninsula: Aurora Borealis
  • Oktyabrsky village: cross-country-skiing
  • Oktyabrsky village: snowmobiling tours
  • Oktyabrsky village: ice fishing
  • Oktyabrsky village: sauna and Japanese hot-tub under open sky
  • Lovozero area: Mystic Seidozero Lake
  • Kanozero: Snowmobile excursion to the Petroglyphs (Ancient rock carvings)
Accommodation:
  • 6 nights in a small guesthouse in Oktyabrsky village (no running water, bio toilet, Russian sauna, Japanese hot-tub under open sky
Level:not applicable.
Group size:up to 5 persons
Duration:7 days
Dates:Dates: Any date between 15th of December and 20th of April (dates in other period are on request). Other dates on request.
Price: Prices are depending on group size and rouble exchange rate. Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.
Price includes:
  • accommodation
  • transfer from/to Murmansk airport or Murmansk city to/from Oktyabrsky village
  • rental cross-country ski equipment
  • snowmobile trip to the Mystic Seidozero Lake
  • snowmobile trip to the ancient rock carving
  • ice fishing incl. transfers and equipment
  • Russian sauna, Japanese hot-tub under open sky
  • all meals mentioned in the program: B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner
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 Aurora Borealis Snow Fun Holiday can be extended with the following optionals:
  • Trip to the Barents sea shore.
  • Kirovsk area:
  • Snow-village near Kirovsk
    • Entrance ticket: RUB 600 per adult and RUB 300 per kid from 7 to 14 y.o.
    • Taxi Kirovsk city - Snow village: approx. RUB 200 per car (one way)
    • “Banana” riding behind a snowmobile in Snow Village: approx. EUR 2,-- pp per 5-7 min
    • Snow shoes rental cost: approx. RUB 500 per day.

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