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Murmansk Summer Incentive program for 30 pax 

10 September  2020
Country / city: Russia / Other Russian Cities
Season: Summer
Theme: Incentive

PROGRAM at a Glance

Murmansk Summer Incentive program for 30 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
11 Jul
2020
Sat

MUST KNOW: Climate of Murmansk

MUST KNOW: City of Murmansk

Transfer from the airport to the hotel

Full-day 8 hours bus and guide

14:00 — 18:00 City tour with visit to main attractions and Icebreaker Lenin

12:00 LUNCH at Arctica Restaurant

Monument Alyosha

Museum of Aurora Bolearis

Savior on the Waters Church

Lighthouse memorial in Murmansk

ICEBREAKER «LENIN»

19:00 Dinner at Restaurant «Panoramic bar „7 nebo“

Day 2
12 Jul
2020
Sun

Full-day 14 hours bus and guide

09:30 — 24:00 Breakfast at the hotel and trip to Teriberka — discover the coast of Arctic Ocean

13:30 Lunch at Teribersliy Bereg Restaurant

12:00 Sea voyage from Teriberka — EXPLORE THE BARENTS SEA

15:00 Waterfall in Teriberka — miracles of Nortern Nature — an ideal place for takung pictures

16:00 — 17:00 Graveyard of ships in Teriberka nad a picnic on the sea coast

19: 30 Return to Murmansk and Dinner at «U Yegorycha by Ogni Murmanska» Restaurant

Day 3
13 Jul
2020
Mon

Full-day 14 hours bus and guide

09:30 — Breakfast at the hotel and start a «Fairy Tales of the North» trip — to Sami village and Husky Park

13:00 Lunch at Sami Village with TASTING TRADITIONAL NORTHERN CUISINE

15:00 — Visit to Husky Park — feel the positive energy of these friendly animals

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

22:00 Chasing Midnight Sun

Day 4
14 Jul
2020
Tue

Breakfast, check-our from the hotel and 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.

 OPTIONAL: Park Inn by Radisson Poliarnie Zori, Murmansk 4*

Built in 1973 and reconstructed in 1997, now it is one of the best hotels of the city. In 2000 it won the «Best service of Murmansk region» award.

The hotel is situated in the city centre and has a wonderful view of the Kola Bay. Near the hotel is a drama theatre, the main offices of many banks, science institutes, two stadiums, the Ice palace, marine, art and local museums and the city exhibition centre.

Hotel Poliarnie Zori is one of the main centers of business and cultural life of Murmansk. Conferences, seminars, international business meetings are held there. At the hotel you will find excellent service and wide opportunities for business.

The hotel offers 266 comfortable rooms, a restaurant, two bars, a sauna, a gym, a business-centre, a conference-hall and meeting rooms. At your service there is an air tickets office, excursion office (Intourist), beauty shop, souvenir and antique shops, parking space.

 OPTIONAL: Meridian Congress Hotel Murmansk

Meridian Hotel is disposed on the central area of city of Murmansk of «Five corners» within a 5-munite walk of the railway station. The regional government, City Hall and the city’s main exhibition venue Ice Hockey Palace are also within a short walking distance. The Murmansk international airport is about 35-45 minutes by taxi.

Today, as never before, Murmansk is becoming the centre of attention of businesspeople, policy makers and performing artists both from Russia and abroad. Hotel Meridian has long-term traditions of hospitality welcoming guests for more than 25 years. Focusing on development and continuous improvement Hotel Meridian strives to provide highest quality service.

In 2004 our hotel was fully renovated to meet the increasing demand for better quality. All rooms were substantially redesigned and refurbished to offer guests everything they need. The new design is a perfect combination of modern technologies serving to create a comfortable atmosphere. During the renovation they paid much attention to ensuring safety and comfort of guests upgrading their fire safety system, installing an electronic key system and improving the hotel management in general.

No matter whether you choose a standard room or a VIP-apartment, you are sure to be pleased with a wide range of services such as 24/7 reception and room service, en-suite bathroom with all bath cosmetics, great variety of international and Russian TV channels and wireless Internet access covering the whole building.

Responding to the demand for high-quality meeting facilities in September 2006 they opened a new conference centre which comprises several fully equipped meeting rooms of different sizes with a combined seating capacity for 270 persons.

Hotel Meridian is situated in the business and cultural centre of Murmansk in immediate proximity to theatres, cinemas, museums, sports centers, shops, restaurants, bars and night clubs.

 

DAY 1 — 11th July 2020, Saturday

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Full-day 8 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.

 12:00 LUNCH 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

 14:00 — 18:00 City tour with visit to main attractions and Icebreaker Lenin

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.

 Monument Alyosha

Monument dedicated to Defenders of the Soviet Arctic during the Great Patriotic War.

The statue is of a soldier in a greatcoat with a rifle slung over his shoulder. The height of the pedestal is 7 metres (23 ft); the statue is 35.5 metres (116 ft) tall. It is the second-tallest statue in Russia, after The Motherland Calls in Volgograd. The weight of the statue, which is hollow, is over 5,000 tons. The soldier faces west, toward the Valley of Glory, where the fiercest fighting of the Arctic Campaign occurred when the German invaders were turned back from the approaches to Murmansk at the Zapadnaya Litsa River in July 1941.

In front of the monument is a platform of natural black stone bearing an eternal flame. A little higher and closer to the statue is a sloping triangular pyramid. According to the designers, this pyramid represents a flag at half–mast as a sign of mourning for the fallen soldiers of the red banner. Next to the statue is a stele of polished granite with this inscription:

Defenders of the Arctic – the warriors of the 14th Army, 19th Army, Red Banner Northern Fleet, 7th Air Force, 82nd and 100th Border Troops, and Partisan groups «Soviet Moormen», «Bolshevik Arctic», «Polarmen», «Stalinists», and «Bolshevist». We honor their defense of this land!

Slightly to one side of the monument are two anti–aircraft guns. (During the war, anti–aircraft guns were emplaced at the site as part of the air defense of Murmansk.) Built into the foot of the monument are two capsules, one with seawater from the gravesite of the heroic patrol craft Tuman which sank while fighting off three German destroyers, one with earth from the Valley of Glory and from the Verman River front.

A large central staircase leads up to a podium used by speakers during ceremonies at the monument. Completing the complex is a wall built in 2004 with plaques commemorating the other hero cities.

The monument was dedicated on the 30th anniversary of the defeat of German forces in the Arctic – October 19, 1974. At the opening ceremony, a column proceeded to the site, with two armored personnel carriers at the head and at the rear a gun carriage with the remains of an Unknown Soldier and the two capsules, one of water and one of earth. Standing on the roads in Kola Bay, the cruiser Murmansk saluted with 30 volleys in honor of the holiday and the opening of the memorial.

 Museum of Aurora Bolearis

The Northern lights are the most interesting and mysterious phenomenon in the Russian North. Everyone who comes to rest in the Arctic wants to see it.We decided that dreams must come true and opened the Northern lights gallery for you. We created the atmosphere of the far North inside, it turned out very mesmerizing, videos of the most powerful lights in 20 years, music, installations. Plunge into the fairy tale of the far North.

 Savior on the Waters Church

Church of the Saviour-on-waters is an Orthodox Church in Murmansk. It belongs to the Murmansk deanery of the Murmansk and Monchegorsk diocese. The Church got its name from the icon of Christ walking on the waters. It is a part of the memorial complex in memory of sailors who died in peacetime. The service is held with sign language translation — for deaf parishioners.

The Church was built in honor of the 85th anniversary of the city on the donations of citizens, became the first stone temple on the hills of Murmansk, on a hill near the Semyonovsky lake. The building is clearly visible from the city center. This is the third stone Church in the city after St. Nicholas (1985) and Vladimir churches (1999). The Church was consecrated in October 2002.

 Lighthouse memorial in Murmansk

The memorial lighthouse was built in Murmansk not so long ago, in 2002, according to the project of architects N. Bogdanova and N. Kireeva. However, in such a short time, this place has become a real symbol of the city and one of its main attractions. This magnificent structure is located not far from the water, although fresh — on the shore of lake Semyonovsky. Each element of the lighthouse complex consists of objects full of symbolic meaning. For example, the lighthouse itself is a reminder of the quiet life on the shore and the days of waiting for those who will never return from the voyage.

In fact the memorial can not be used for its intended purpose — its height and location are not suitable for this. But, nevertheless, the real light and sound equipment for signaling is recreated here.

In the tower of the lighthouse, which is barely 18 m high, there is a «Hall of memory». Inside are memorial plaques, as well as a book listing the names of all military and civilian sailors who died in peacetime. In addition to the tower itself, the memorial complex also includes a fragment of the wheelhouse of the tragically lost Kursk submarine. Next to this sign of memory and sorrow is a memorial plaque with the names of submariners who died in peacetime.

 ICEBREAKER «LENIN»

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.

 19:00 Dinner 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

 

DAY 2 — 12th July 2020, Sunday

 Full-day 14 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. Please take into consideration that actual bus may differ from the photo.

 09:30 — 24:00 Breakfast at the hotel and trip to Teriberka — discover the coast of Arctic Ocean

Teriberka is located beyond the Arctic circle, on the North-Eastern coast of the Kola Peninsula. Winter here lasts from early November to late April, and local summer residents of more southern regions seem rather spring — the average temperature in July is about +12 C°.

Today, the village is home to less than 1 thousand people, it is divided into two parts: an abandoned old and a relatively new one, where life is still warm — it was previously a separate village Lodeynoye. The main occupation of local residents is small-scale private fishing, and now also serving tourists, who are becoming more and more every year. Interest in the village and its attractions grew after it became the filming location for the film Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev, which won the best screenplay award at the Cannes film festival in 2014. In 2015, Teriberka was even included in the top 20 best places to travel according to National Geographic magazine.

In the European part of Russia, Teriberka is the only place that can be reached by road to see the open Barents sea and the Arctic ocean. Due to the constant winds, the village is a good place for kitesurfing (including winter).

You will see — Ice-free ocean, rocky coast and polar tundra-landscapes that change the mind-a sense of pristine nature — complete absence of people — active walking among rocks, bays, sandy beaches — migratory birds and bird markets — coast guard weapons of the Second world war — unusual nature and views for a photo session.

 12:00 Sea voyage from Teriberka — EXPLORE THE BARENTS SEA

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. The opportunity to meet marine life is great. Of course, it depends on the season and weather conditions. Here, we were lucky enough to see a seal showing curiosity to our characters, dolphins frolicking at the surface of the water, whales and a unique species — the high-brow bottle-nosed, whose habitat 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.

 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 in Teriberka — miracles of Nortern Nature — an ideal place for takung pictures

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.

 16:00 — 17:00 Graveyard of ships in Teriberka nad a picnic on the sea coast

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: 30 Return to Murmansk and Dinner at «U Yegorycha by Ogni Murmanska» Restaurant

Panoramic restaurant «U Yegorycha» One of the main highlights of the complex is the panoramic restaurant «U Yegorycha», which offers a magnificent view of Murmansk, Kola and Murmashi. Nice atmosphere is suitable for business meetings, Lunches and dinners. In the panoramic restaurant «Egorycha» you can try dishes from the updated menu with Northern accents. The restaurant complex has a unique fish farm where you can buy salmon, mussels, oysters, sea urchins and, of course, crabs! Live seafood is always available for guests. In fine weather, the panoramic restaurant «Egorycha» you will be able to get out on the open observation deck and admire the incredible view of the city! On the observation deck, you can arrange a romantic candlelit dinner or a marriage proposal.

Capacity: 32 pax

 

DAY 3 — 13th July 2020, Monday

 Full-day 14 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. Please take into consideration that actual bus may differ from the photo.

 09:30 — Breakfast at the hotel and start a «Fairy Tales of the North» trip — to Sami village and Husky Park

The tour of the Lappish village will begin with a welcome from the indigenous inhabitants of the Kola Peninsula. You will see and even feed real deer yourself. You will be shown the economy and life of the Sami farmstead, get acquainted with the customs that until recently lived various Sami peoples. You will be taken to a deer enclosure where you can feed them with yagel and take photos with them. In the village lives a real shaman (in Sami — Noyd), who will invite you to visit in a warm cozy Sami kuvaksa (chum) and during the preparation of the national dish will tell stories. You have a rare opportunity to get acquainted with local traditions, learn how the Northern peoples manage to live in complete harmony, play Sami football, throw a lasso on a mock deer, ride a sled. The shaman will conduct an individual ritual with you, about which you will talk personally with him. ​

You will also visit the alley of sacred idols and you can even make a wish that will surely be fulfilled (you will need 6 yellow coins for this).

 13:00 Lunch at Sami Village with TASTING TRADITIONAL NORTHERN CUISINE

At local cafe, you can enjoy Sami cuisine: meat cooked on coals in chum, salmon fish soup, pudze vench-venison with a side dish, Kull-vyarr-flour fish soup, crow in deer fat, non — alcoholic Sami drink Pakula-herbal tea, Lovozersky bread and other dishes.

 15:00 — Visit to Husky Park — feel the positive energy of these friendly animals

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.

 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

 22:00 Chasing Midnight Sun

Have you ever walked around the city at night, blinking in the bright sun?

If not, then we invite you to Murmansk- the city of Sunny nights! This is how the city looks during the non-setting sun or, as it is also called, the Polar day. This wonderful time lasts from may 22 to July 22. Just 62 days of a unique phenomenon that allows you to see Murmansk at night without people and cars in the light of the sun, walk through its streets, and at midnight take a picture of your own shadow! In addition, we will visit the mount Fox, near Murmansk, where the path goes through easy terrain. Finally, you will find a real sacred Seid stone and magnificent views from the top for tens of kilometers around.

 

DAY 4 — 14th July 2020, Tuesday

 Breakfast, check-our from the hotel and 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.