Through the arctic tundra to the Barents Sea

Khibiny - one of the most ancient mountains in the world
hikes across wild tundra
fresh seafood and fish from the Barents Sea
average temperatures:
+15°C in the afternoon,
+9°C in the night
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Combined tour composed of energetic hiking in the Khibiny Mountains and more relaxing second part - visit to the Arctic Ocean coast. The hiking tour across arctic tundra and nights on the Barents Sea coast let you feel all power and energy of Ocean. You will fascinated by incredible beauty of northern nature and keep it in your memories and hearts for a long time.
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  • Languages: English German French Italian
  • Avaliable: end of June — beginning of September
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Group: from 7 people
  • Border permits: no needed
  • Accomodation: tourist base x 6, hotel 3* x 2, tents x 3
activities:
  • City sightseeing
  • Hiking
  • Local cuisine tasting
What's the plan?
Day 1
Departure from EU, change flight for Apatity in Spb (flight at 16:30 Severstal or 17:30 S7). Meeting of the group at the airport of Apatity. Transfer by a van to Kirovsk, change for 4X4 cars (UAZ). Transfer to Kuelporr. We will go by the 4x4 car about 20 km through the Kukisvumchorrsky Pass, the Poachvumchorr Mountain Massif, Lake Long and Lake Heart-shaped. Accommodation at the Kuelporrr tourist base. The base is situated in a very picturesque place in the heart of the Khibiny in the valley of the Kuniyok River. Dinner. Instructing and preparation for the hiking.
Day 2
Breakfast at the base. Hiking to the Northern Rischorr Pass. Climbing Kaskasnyunchorr (1100 m). The route is laid along the mountain gorge with an exit to the Northern Rischorr Pass (height 900 m above the sea level). Snack lunch on the way. Return to the base. Dinner. Hiking 16 km, ↑↓ 700 m
Day 3
Breakfast at the base. Route to Lake Goltsovoe with going to the Umbozersky Pass. The route is laid in the mountain valley. Lunch by the fire on the lake. You will be able to swim in the cleanest Lake Paykunyavr (Goltsovoye) usual temperature of water in which is not more than 12 degrees, but on particularly hot days in July and August, it can warm up to 18 degrees. Return to the base. Dinner. Hiking 18 km, ↑↓ 200 m
Day 4
Breakfast at the base. Hiking to Lake Academic with return to the Kuelporr base in the evening. Field lunch on the way. The top of the pass opens into an amazing panorama onto all the central and eastern part of the Khibiny, Lake Umbozero and the Lovozersky Mountain Massif (Lovozerskie tundras) which are nearby. It is difficult route, depending on fitness status of the group and the weather it is possible to replace by other which is easier. Hiking 18 km, ↑↓ 800 m
Day 5
Free day. Easy hikes around Kuniyok River Valley, field bath, swimming in the River if someone wish.
Day 6
Depending on fitness status of the group you will be offered to choose out of the 2 following variants: 1. Route to the Northern Chorgorr Pass (8 km, ↑↓ 900 m). Return to the base. Packing of personal belongings. Departure to Kirovsk by 4x4 car. 2. In the morning short transfer to the starting point of the route by 4x4 UAZ (6 km). Fantastic beautiful hiking route to Kirovsk, through the Petrelius Pass and the Ramzay Pass with exit into the town (20 km, ↑↓ 700 m). Dinner. Night in Kirovsk.
Day 7
Transfer to Murmansk. Sightseeing city tour in Murmansk. Visit to the world's first atomic icebreaker "Lenin". Free time in the evening.
Day 8
Transfer to Teriberka Fishing Village at the Arctic Ocean coast. On the way amazing views of the northern nature: boundless tundra, hills and rocks. Stops for photography. A walk along the sandy beach. Lunch at the Teribersky Bereg cafe with the Barents sea view. Hiking across tundra to the camping place in Orlovka Bay. Overnights in tents.
Day 9
Radial hiking to the open ocean across Teriberskiy Cape. You will get acquainted with severe northern nature, admire fantastic landscapes and can pick up some berries. Come back to the camping. Hiking 10 km, ↑↓ 150-200 m
Day 10
Walking along south part of the Teriberskiy Peninsula to the view point to old Teriberka lighthouse. Come back to the camping. Hiking 16 km, ↑↓ 250 m
Day 11
Trip by off-road car back to Teriberka. Sightseeing walking along the village. The moorings of abandoned wooden ships of the 20th century, seeing of the “old Teriberka”. Hiking to the west of Teriberka. Enjoy the beautiful views of the Barents Sea and a magnificent waterfall that flows into the Arctic Ocean! Big and small tundra lakes, beach of giant stones “dragon eggs", the first on the Kola north weather station, founded in 1893, artillery battery of coastal defense of the Second World War. Return to the village. Accommodation at the tourist base or mini-hotel. Farewell dinner. Hiking 8-10 km, ↑↓ 150 m
Day 12
Transfer to Murmansk airport. Flight home.
Included / Not included
  • invitation for a tourist visa
  • guide-instruсtor
  • all transfers
  • accommodation according to the program
  • full board besides 1 dinner in Murmansk
  • all group equipment rent (tents, fire kit, first aid set)
  • city-tour in Murmansk with visit to the world's first atomic icebreaker "Lenin"
  • tourist visa fee
  • individual hiking outfit (rucksack, sleeping bag, mats, hiking poles)
  • dinner at 7th day
  • flight to Apatity and return ticket from Murmansk
Options
single accommodation upon request
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