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Arctic Ice Roads Adventure - Murmansk winter incentive program for 15 pax

02 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Other Russian Cities
Season: Winter
Theme: Incentive

Murmansk Winter Program for 15 pax

 

Morning Activities
08:00 — 13:00

Lunch
13:00 — 14:00

Afternoon Activities
14:00 — 19:00

Dinner Evening Activities
19:00 — 00:00

Day 1
3 Feb
2021
Wed

Half-day 4 hours bus and guide

Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 1 — Arrival to Murmansk

Transfer from the airport to the hotel

MUST KNOW: Climate of Murmansk

MUST KNOW: City of Murmansk

13:30 LUNCH at Restaurant «Panoramic bar „7 nebo“

15:00 City Tour of Murmansk — the NORTHERN SEA PORT

ICEBREAKER «LENIN» — First Russsian nuclear icebreaker

Naval museum of Northern Fleet

19:00 Welcome dinner At Barents Bar

21:00 — 00:00 Search of the Northern Lights tour

Day 2
4 Feb
2021
Thu

08:00 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 2 — Monchegorsk

Arrival and check-in at Hotel Laplandia Monchegorsk with dinner at local restaurant

 

Dog Sledging and acquaitance with huskies at Lovozero Husky Park

 

Day 3
5 Feb
2021
Fri

Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 3 — Varzuga on the White Sea (360 km)

 

 

Overnight in Selo Varzuga — architectural masterpiece of the north

Day 4
6 Feb
2021
Sat

Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 4 — drive to Kirovsk (on the foot of Khibiny Tundra) (380 km)

Accommodation at Ekkos Hotel Kirovsk

 

 

20:00 Dinner at the Restaurant at Ekkos Hotel Kirovsk

Day 5
7 Feb
2021
Sun

Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 5 — Snow village and Snowmobile safari in Khibiny Tundra

Snowmobile in Snow Village Kirovsk

Drive back to Murmansk and check-in at Azimut Hotel Murmansk 4*

Lunch by the fire during the snowmobile ride

20:00 DINNER at Arctica Restaurant

Visit to ice museum at Snow village

Day 6
8 Feb
2021
Mon

08:00 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 6 — Day trip to Teriberka village and Barents Sea

10:00 Sea voyage from Teriberka with a UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF ICE FLOATING

Ice Floating in the COLD WATERS of Barents Sea

13:30 Lunch at Teribersliy Bereg Restaurant

15:00 Waterfall that flows right into the Arctic Ocean — waterfall in Teriberka

16:30 Continue exploring the northern coast at the Graveyard of ships in Teriberka

19:00 Return to Murmansk and dinner at Tsarskaya Okhota ( «The Tsars Hunt»)

Day 7
9 Feb
2021
Tue

Transfer from the hotel to the airport

 

 

 

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

 Azimut Hotel Murmansk 4*

Offering a restaurant, Azimut Hotel Murmansk is located in central Murmansk, right by the Tsentralny Park. The central stadium is within a 5-minute walk.

The rooms are decorated in bright colours and feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms here include blackout curtains. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Azimut Hotel Murmansk you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage.

Murmansk Train Station is within a 5-minute walk, and Murmansk International Airport is 32 km away.

DAY 1 — 3rd February 2021, Wednesday

 Half-day 4 hours bus and guide

We organize excursions on a comfortable buses with a guides speaking your language. Guides will be available 30 minutes prior departure. Please kindly note that we always recommend to have a guide/assistant for bus dispatching as drivers do not speak English.

 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 1 — Arrival to Murmansk

Arrival at Murmansk airport. Transfer to the centre of Murmansk city. Depending on arrival time a 4 hour excursion in Murmansk including visit on World’s first Nuclear Icebreaker Lenin. Check-in in the hotel.

 Transfer from the airport to the hotel

We can organise individual transfer within the city or from the city to Murmansk Airport, or to different destinations in the area. We use only modern cars and reliable drivers.

 MUST KNOW: Climate of Murmansk

Murmansk features a subarctic climate with long and cold winters and short, cool summers. In the city, freezing temperatures are routinely experienced from October to May. Average temperatures exceed 0 degrees Celsius only from May through October. The average low during the coldest part of the year in Murmansk is approximately −14 °C (7 °F). However, temperatures routinely plunge below −20 °C (−4 °F) during the winter.

Murmansk's brief summer is mild, with average highs in July exceeding +17 °C (63 °F). The city is slightly wetter during the summer than the winter and receives an annual average of just under 500 mm (20 in) of precipitation.

The «midnight sun» is above the horizon from 22 May to 23 July (63 days), and the period with continuous darkness lasts a bit shorter, polar night from 2 December to 10 January (40 days).

Extreme temperatures range from −39.4 °C (−38.9 °F) on January 6, 1985 and January 27, 1999 up to 32.9 °C (91.2 °F) on July 9, 1972; the record cold daily maximum is −36.1 °C (−33.0 °F), set on January 6, 1985, while, conversely, the record warm daily minimum is 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) last set on July 9, 1972.

Murmansk has been affected by global warming in recent decades, similar to other Arctic locations. For example, December 2007 had an average high of 0.8 °C (33.4 °F), while a 2.3 °C (36.1 °F) average high was measured for March 2007. Summer has also been affected, with a 19.1 °C (66.4 °F) average high for June 2013, and a 24.3 °C (75.7 °F) average high during July 2018.

 13:30 LUNCH at Restaurant «Panoramic bar „7 nebo“

The restaurant «Panoramic bar „7 nebo“ provides tasty crabs and steaks. When coming to Panoramic Bar 7SKY, you should definitely order delicious coffee.

You will enjoy a beautiful view to the whole city. There is a nice atmosphere and modern decor at the restaurant.

Capacity: 140 pax

Open: 12:00-02:00

 MUST KNOW: City of Murmansk

Murmansk is a relatively young city, founded in 1916.

Murmansk is the biggest port in the Polar area of Russia, the world biggest city within the Arctic circle. It is «Hero City» (the title awarded to a few FSU cities particularly distinguished during WWII). It is situated 300 km north of the Arctic circle, among hills, on the coast of ice-free Kola Bay, 50 km from the Barents Sea.

There are two large airports in the Murmansk region — the Murmashi airport near Murmansk (23 km from Murmansk) and the Khibiny airport near the cities of Apatity and Kirovsk.

There are two-three daily flights to Murmansk from Moscow (Sheremetievo -by «AEROFLOT» airline, Domodedovo- by «SIBIR» airline and Vnukovo airports) and 1-2 daily flights from St.Petersburg (Pulkovo). There is also a direct flight from Arkhangelsk 3 times a week. Duration of flight — about 2 hrs.

Murmansk is also an international airport — there are flights to Tromso, Norway (three times a week, operated by Aeroflot-Nord). As of writing this (May 2006) there are plans to resume flights to Kirkenes, Norway and Rovaniemi, Finland and Lulea, Sweden.

The distance from Moscow to Murmansk- 1967 km, from St.Petersburg — 1448 km.

By Train from Leningradskj Station in Moscow (duration 35-40 hrs). From St.Petersburg Ladojskij Station to Murmansk — 28 hrs.

Railways

The main transportation route of the Kola Peninsula is the railway St. Petersburg–Murmansk. Murmansk has a through railway service with Moscow (travel time about 40 hours, in winter there are two regular trains, in summer – 4–5), St. Petersburg (travel time about 32 hours, usually two trains), Vologda, Minsk. Additional trains are scheduled to Adler, Volgograd, etc. in summer. All trains go through Petrozavodsk.

Big railway stations are Olenegorsk, Apatity, Kandalaksha. There are branch lines from the Pinozero station to Kovdor, from the Kola station to Nikel' and Pechenga. A short line goes from Apatity to Kirovsk. The total length of the railways within the Murmanskaya oblast' is 891 km.

Automobile transportation

The main route of the oblast' is M18, St. Petersburg—Petrozavodsk– Murmansk. The total length of automobile roads within the oblast' is 4,400 km. All towns of the oblast' are connected with Murmansk by paved roads.

One can get by bus or by car to the popular tourist places: from Olenegorsk to Lovozero, Revda, and Monchegorsk; from Kandalaksha to Umba and Varzuga.

There is regular bus service with neighboring Norway (Kirkenes) and Finland (Rovaniemi). There are three check points on the state border.

«Borisoglebsk» – on the Norwegian border; А from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. according to Moscow time (time difference from Norway is 2 hours).

«Lotta» and «Salla» – on the Finnish border; А from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. according to Moscow time (time difference from Finland is 1 hour).

There are about 380,000 inhabitants. Standing on the shore of the never freezing Kola Bay, Murmansk is a major center of fishing industry, a big cargo port and home of Russian nuclear powered fleet. It is the capital of the Murmansk Region, which fully occupies the Kola Peninsula. One can see legendary icebreakers there, and in summer go on a 3-hour trip around Kola Bay. The length of the trip route is 28 nautical miles (nearly 48 km). Zelyoinyy Mys sub-district took its name from the cape (mys) of the same name on the eastern coast of Kola Bay, 3 km to the north of the pre-war Murmansk. There is a monument to an unknown soldier – the memorial «To the Defenders of the Soviet Polar area during the Great Patriotic War» – by Brodskiy on the «Zelyonyy Mys» hill. The hill where «Alyosha» (nickname for the main figure of the memorial) stands commands a panorama of the city.

 15:00 City Tour of Murmansk — the NORTHERN SEA PORT

Walk along the streets of our city with a visit to the main attractions (the monument «Alyosha», the Church» Spas on the Waters», the memorial» Mayak «and» Kursk», the world's first nuclear icebreaker»Lenin»). Get acquainted with the history of education and formation of our city, learn interesting facts.

The main attraction of the city near the sea is the port. A part of it is accessible to visitors. One can see legendary icebreakers there. Zelyoinyy Mys sub-district took its name from the cape (mys) of the same name on the eastern coast of Kola Bay, 3 km to the north of the pre-war Murmansk. There is a monument to an unknown soldier – the memorial «To the Defenders of the Soviet Polar area during the Great Patriotic War» – by Brodskiy on the «Zelyonyy Mys» hill. The hill where «Alyosha» (nickname for the main figure of the memorial) stands commands a panorama of the city.

For a long time Murmansk was the city without churches. The main attraction of the old pomory village is the wooden Nikol'skaya (St. Nicholas) Church (the 17th century), a monument of the north architecture. The complex consists of the Nikol'skaya (St. Nicholas) Church, a belfry and a fence. It is the only such monument remained not only within the Murmanskaya oblast', but within the whole Karelian White Sea coast.

A memorial in honor of the 85th anniversary of the city was opened near Lake Semyonovskoye in 2002. The memorial includes a symbolic lighthouse-stele 17.5 m high. There is a Memorial Hall in the basement part of the lighthouse, each wall of the hall is devoted to the memory of fishemen who perished at sea in peacetime, to sea transport workers, to military seamen, and to pilots of shipborne aviation. There is also a Memorial Book containing the names of those who did not return from the sea. The lighthouse is well seen from the water area of Kola Bay.

The first monument in the city – «To the Victims of Foreign intervention of 1918-1920» – is in Leningradskaya Ulitsa (street). It was built on the money of Murmansk dwellers in 1927. It looks like a stylized captain's bridge and tribune. For a long time the monument was really a tribune for meetings in the central square Ploshchad' Svobody.

Also you will visit local Regional Museum where you can know the history of region and culture (opened not every day) and Local market.

 ICEBREAKER «LENIN» — First Russsian nuclear icebreaker

You have a unique chance to visit the first Soviet icebreaker «Lenin». It was launched in 1959 and went out of operation only in 1989. During these years «Lenin» helped 3000 ships to go through the ice. It slided on to the ice and broke it by its weight. «Lenin» could break the ice up to 2 meters.

You can see the original equipment as well. The reactors are still on board, but there is no fuel in it. Thus your staying will be totally safe. You can try yourself in the role of captain while standing on the captain's bridge.

 Naval museum of Northern Fleet

The history of the Naval museum of the Northern Fleet started in the years of the Second World War with collection of materials about famous pilots, submarines, marine infantrymen, divisions and formations of the Northern Fleet, which were presented at the exhibition «Battle actions of Naval Fleet in the Second World War» in the Palace of Officers in Polyarny. In 1944 all the collected displays were given to the Palace of Officers in Murmansk.

On the 16 of October the first exposition «Defence of Soviet Zapolyarye in the period of the Second World War» was opened here, created by the first director of the museum F.P. Drachkov, decorators V.I. Shilkin, P.G. Izotov and the others. At present the museum is in the same building.

Exposition in the museum tells about the creation of the Russian Fleet on the North, about the Northern Fleet, participation in the Great Patriotic War, development of fleet in the post war period. There are materials about the first commanders of the Northern Fleet Z. A. Zakupnev, K.I. Dushenev, twice heroes of the Soviet Union B. F. Safonov, A.O. Shabalin, V.N. Lenov. There is the works by sculptor L.E. Kerbel, who served in the Northern Fleet during the Second World War. The special place in exposition takes Modern Ocean Fleet. The workers of the museum conduct research work collecting information about fleet history, its present condition, and famous people. There are more 50 thousand displays in the museum. Every year about 5-6 exhibitions take place in the museum.

The museum conducts active publishing activity and enlightening work among the population and completment of the Northern Fleet. In the halls of the museum young worriers of the northern seas swear under oath traditionally.

The museum has two branches: in Severodvinsk of the Arkhangelsk region and in Severomorsk, where you can see Submarine of the red banner «K-21», torpedo boat ¹ 12, strafer IL-2.

Opend 09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00 daily. Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday.

Address: 15 Tortseva street

 19:00 Welcome dinner At Barents Bar

The Barents Bar is located at the Parl Inn Radisson Poliarnye Zori. The menu of the restaurant includes Russian specialties and popular European dishes for Breakfast and lunch. The festive atmosphere of the restaurant «Polar Zori» is perfect for holding festive dinners and private banquets.

 21:00 — 00:00 Search of the Northern Lights tour

The season of Northern lights starts from the end of August and lasts until the beginning of April. Few people know that the Northern lights can be observed from the end of August, that it does not depend on snow, frost and the arrival of winter. Autumn radiance is as beautiful and enchanting as winter, and it depends on solar activity in the dark. Since ancient times, the Northern lights attracted people with their mystical mysterious light, it formed legends and legends. In the East, there is a belief that everyone who has ever seen this natural phenomenon, will live happily ever after until the end of his days.

Hot tea, coffee and snacks are included during the tour.

Please kindly note that he Northern Lights appear above the clouds, so it is necessary to take into consideration the weather forecast, clouds and the movement of air masses.

 

DAY 2 — 4th February 2021, Thursday

 08:00 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 2 — Monchegorsk

After breakfast and check-out from the hotel you collect your SUV and after a briefing drive to a Siberian Husky Farm in the centre of Kola Peninsula. Lunch, excursion and short husky sledge ride. Continuing to Monchegorsk.

 Dog Sledging and acquaitance with huskies at Lovozero Husky Park

Husky Park is located 14 km from the capital of «Russian Lapland» – the village of Lovozero (165 km from Murmansk). Husky is a man's best friend. This is one of the most friendly and peaceful types of dogs. Just a few minutes spent with huskies allow you to feel their positive energy. A trip to the husky Park will allow you to relax from the city bustle, plunge into the serenity of the Northern region and spend time in nature in the company of amazing animals.

The Siberian Husky farm is located in Lovozero area; place of living Saami people in Russian Lapland on Kola Peninsula. You will be welcome with hot tea and traditional pies. You will learn all about the wonderful «Siberian Husky», you can hug and communicate with the charming and sweet huskies. Because you are at a Saami place you can also meet reindeers and even sledge behind them. After the detailed introduction how to manage a dog’s sledge you will start to move along the specially prepared forest route ruling the sledge and huskies by yourself.

 Arrival and check-in at Hotel Laplandia Monchegorsk with dinner at local restaurant

Laplandia Business Hotel offers classically furnished rooms, free Wi-Fi and an elegant restaurant serving European cuisine. It is located in the heart of Monchegorsk on the pretty Kolsky peninsula.

Every room at the Laplandia Business Hotel features views of the Imandra Lake and Khibiny mountain range. Standard amenities include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

Guests are welcome to use the hotel’s Finnish sauna with plunge pool. There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center within 4 minutes’ walk of the property.

A continental breakfast is available each morning in the hotel restaurant. There is also a bar in the lobby serving Russian and international drinks.

Address: Prospekt Metallurgov 32, 184500 Monchegorsk, Russia

 

DAY 3 — 5th February 2021, Friday

 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 3 — Varzuga on the White Sea (360 km)

Drive along the White Sea coast to Varzuga village. On the way visit the Pomor village Kashkarantsy on the shore of the frozen White Sea. We can try out some snowy roads to the White Sea shore. Lunch in a local café on the way. Arrival at Varzuga village. Dinner, sauna and overnight in a Guest house.

 Overnight in Selo Varzuga — architectural masterpiece of the north

Varzuga (Russian: Варзуга) is the rural locality (a selo) in Tersky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located on the Varzuga River. Municipally, it is a part and the administrative center of Varzuga Rural Settlement of Tersky Municipal District. Population: 363 inhabitants.

Varzuga is situated along high banks on both sides of the Varzuga River some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the point where the river empties into the White Sea. Behind the village on both sides of the river are high dunes covered with juniper bushes. Farther inland are small coniferous forests. The landscape is especially beautiful in the summer, when the almost constant light compensates for the region’s long, dark winters.

Varzuga is a living environment that exists in a rapidly changing world with modern expectations. It is not a museum display. At the same time there are legitimate concerns about preserving the traditional wooden architecture that is such an important part of the cultural legacy of the Russian north. Like many other traditional Russian towns, Varzuga continues to search for the proper balance between heritage and development.

 

DAY 4 — 6th February 2021, Saturday

 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 4 — drive to Kirovsk (on the foot of Khibiny Tundra) (380 km)

From the guesthouse you get lunch packages for on the way. Drive to Kirovsk city on the foot of Khibiny Mountains. Visit the Mineralogical and Mining museum. It shows the history of Kirovsk city. It has a very interesting collection of minerals/gem-stones and great miniature models of the mines and equipment. Drive to a Health-hotel on the foot of Khibiny Tundra for check-in and overnight. Dinner in the restaurant.

 Accommodation at Ekkos Hotel Kirovsk

A nice and cozy Hotel Ekkos is located in Kirovsk. Free WiFi access is available.

Private bathroom also comes with a shower.

At Hotel Ekkos you will find a 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, ski storage and an ironing service. The property offers free parking.

 20:00 Dinner at the Restaurant at Ekkos Hotel Kirovsk

Enjoy your dinner after a long day at the local restaurant of Ekkos Hotel. A friendly atmosphere will help you to relax and enjoy the dishes of northern cuisine.

 

DAY 5 — 7th February 2021, Sunday

 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 5 — Snow village and Snowmobile safari in Khibiny Tundra

Breakfast. Small hike to safari centre for a spectacular 4 hour snowmobile safari. Drive by snowmobile through a labyrinth of valleys in the beautiful Khibiny Mountain landscape. Lunch at the local restaurant of the health-hotel or café of Snow Village. After lunch exploration of Snow Village, a huge labyrinth made of snow with ice sculptures and snow carvings. Drive to Murmansk for check-in the hotel.

 Snowmobile in Snow Village Kirovsk

Breathtaking beauty of the local nature and the power and speed of the snowmobile!

Snowmobile rides are accompanied by experienced instructors (guides) — with experience of driving a snowmobile for more than a hundred hours. Training in the basics of driving, as well as instruction and test drive before departure. All routes are accompanied by an instructor (guide). The guide always has a group first aid kit and a satellite phone. For your safety The Ministry of emergency situations is always informed about departure for the tour and return from the tour.

 Lunch by the fire during the snowmobile ride

After having breathtaking experience of rodong snowmobiles — take a little rest and recover your force having picnic by the fire enjoying the picturesque views of the wild nature.

 20:00 DINNER at Arctica Restaurant

The modern, spacious, daylight-filled restaurant «Arctic» is the best place to eat. Every day we offer our guests a delicious buffet Breakfast and lunch, as well as an a la carte dinner with a wide selection of European and Lapland dishes. The Arktika restaurant, located on the 2nd floor of the Arktika business center, is an ideal place in the heart of the city for both a friendly meeting and a business dinner with partners.

Open: 07:00 — 23:00

 Drive back to Murmansk and check-in at Azimut Hotel Murmansk 4*

Offering a restaurant, Azimut Hotel Murmansk is located in central Murmansk, right by the Tsentralny Park. The central stadium is within a 5-minute walk.

The rooms are decorated in bright colours and feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms here include blackout curtains. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Azimut Hotel Murmansk you will find a 24-hour front desk and a bar. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a tour desk and luggage storage.

Murmansk Train Station is within a 5-minute walk, and Murmansk International Airport is 32 km away.

 Visit to ice museum at Snow village

Fabulous Snow Village — hand-made ice museum. There are around 40 rooms decorated by Russian, Norwegian and Finish artists. Every year Snow village is different.

Visiting Museum of stone ancient building with clock on a top of it. This museum represents Nickel-plated mine of the Murmansk region.

Open dates from 25 Dec til 25 Apr

 

DAY 6 — 8th February 2021, Monday

 08:00 Arctic Ice Roads Adventure for SUV's Day 6 — Day trip to Teriberka village and Barents Sea

After breakfast you drive to Teriberka village on the Barents sea shore. This is an interesting and beautiful 120 km long icy road through the tundra. You can explore Teriberka village and visit the Barents Sea. Your guide informs you about the history and life of the Teriberka village which is known since the year 1523. With good weather conditions you can visit a beautiful (frozen) waterfall which falls directly into the Arctic Ocean. Teriberka became again known after the film «Leviathan» from producer Alexei Zvyagintsev in 2015. Lunch is reserve for you in a hotel near the sea shore. Drive back to Murmansk city. Drop off the car. Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

 10:00 Sea voyage from Teriberka with a UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF ICE FLOATING

Picturesque views of the coastal granite rocks from the sea, the rugged coastline, replaced by beaches with giant pebbles «Eggs of stone dragons». Cape Teribersky in real proximity and a lighthouse towering on the rocks, which is visible from the shore only as something on the edge of the earth, and from the ship it is clear in detail. We will see seals, dolphins frolicking at the surface of the water, whales and a unique species — the high-brow bottle-nosed, whose home is only the Barents sea, as well as periodically observe killer whales during hunting and the amazing color of the sea. We pass close to the rocky shore and enjoy the expanses of the Barents sea, which passes into the Arctic ocean, far away in the haze, where the sky connects with the element of water.

 Ice Floating in the COLD WATERS of Barents Sea

You have a unique chance to see houw brave and strong you are!

Do the ice-floating right in the cold water of Arctic ocean. All you have to do is embark on board of our boat and set off to an unforgettable sea voyage!

Special costumes as well as the instuctions will be provided by our experienced guides.

 13:30 Lunch at Teribersliy Bereg Restaurant

The Teribersky Bereg tourist complex is located in the most picturesque place of the far North, in the Murmansk region, on the Barents sea. The complex offers a variety a comfortable accommodation and a restaurant of northern cuisine.

The restaurant offers Northern cuisine (venison, catfish, cod and salmon, scallops, crabs and prawns).

 15:00 Waterfall that flows right into the Arctic Ocean — waterfall in Teriberka

How many waterfalls are located on the coast of the Arctic ocean? Very few. And the waterfall in Teriberka belongs to these unique natural objects. It originates not in the river of the same name, as some claim, but in the Small Battery lake and flows into the Barents sea. A small stream separates from the reservoir and rushes along the stone ledges. Just a few hundred meters later, it flows into the ice giant. The stream breaks from a great height, breaking on the rocks. Its power may vary depending on how much the Battery lake is filled. In some months, the waterfall is full and stormy, and in others – calm and quiet. The fact that sometimes the flow is very powerful indicates the presence of a gorge. Over the years, the water has eroded the rocks, forming a fairly large and deep canyon.

 16:30 Continue exploring the northern coast at the Graveyard of ships in Teriberka

The ship graveyard in Teriberka makes a strong impression. These were fishing vessels, navigating the Northern seas, fishing along the rocky shores of the Arctic ocean. Some of the vessels were quite big but now they are embedded in the ground.

 19:00 Return to Murmansk and dinner at Tsarskaya Okhota ( «The Tsars Hunt»)

Tsarskaya Okhota ( «The Tsars Hunt»). It is the best Russian restaurant of Murmansk. Interior is made in Russian style like Russian House. Menu with Russian, European cuisine is unique and professional. Restaurant also offer Japanise and Italian cuisine. We recommend you to taste special dishes like Solyanka po-tayojnomu (nosy soup cooked of different sorts of meat, pignolia nuts and juniper berries), deer meat with chanterelle (mushrooms) and rich soup cooked of Karelian forest mushrooms. It is served with kasha and potato. And the most popular dish is «Kasablanka» — it is 'pyramid' of soft chiken meat with spices, nosy veel with spices.

Address: Kolsky Prospekt 86

 

DAY 7 — 9th February 2021, Tuesday

 Transfer from the hotel to the airport

Murmansk airport named after Nicholas II is an international airport of Federal significance, Located in the urban settlement of Murmashi, Murmansk region. It is located 4 km South-West of the center of the village of Murmashi, 24 km from the center of Murmansk. It is one of the hub airports for Nordavia airlines. The transfer from the hotel to the airport will take approximately 50 minutes. The bus will bring you right to the entrance of the terminal.