27 September – 29 September
Moscow & St.Petersburg
This is your last chance to explore the Russian North with Localie before fall 2021! We are heading to the very north of Russia, up above the Arctic Circle to spot the magnificent Aurora Borealis — the Northern Lights. But also to experience how is that: ➡️ living in a dark without sun arising during a 'polar night' ➡️ touching the Arctic Ocean and standing on the 'end of the earth' ➡️ being a Russian nordic nation called 'pomóry' (помóры) We will take a flight from Moscow to Murmansk — the largest city in the world north of the Arctic Circle, with a population of 300,000 people. By the way, the most northern McDonald's is located exactly in Murmansk 😉 The other phenomenon that we about to explore is the 'polar night'. Here, in winter, the sun doesn't come up out of the horizon for 40 days in a row. We will get there right at the end of it to see how is that — living constantly in a dark. The trip will take 3 days. On day 1 we will arrive in Murmansk and get introduced to the local delicious seafood — freshly harvested out of the Arctic Ocean. Day 2 will be a full-day road trip! After breakfast, we're leaving the hotel for an exciting journey to the very northern village called Teriberka, located on the Arctic Ocean bay. There we'll visit the northern deer and husky farm, drive the snowmobiles, spot remarkable nature, see the old ship graveyard, and finally enjoy the famous Northern Lights. We'll have a great lunch and dinner on the way to the most inspiring places, recommended by locals. On day 3 we explore Murmansk with a local! We'll see all the hidden gems, get acquainted with the local specifics, and learn how does it feel to spend your whole life above the Arctic Circle. In the evening we're flying back to Moscow. The tour is held in English. The group will be 50-50 filled by English-speaking expats living in Moscow and Russians — fluent English-speakers — to stimulate a better cultural exchange. I will carefully guide you through all the steps of the journey to obtain the best possible experience ❤️
This is to warm up before the journey and get acquainted with each other. After a couple of drinks, we will head to the Aeroexpress station on Belorussky Railway Station to get to Sheremetyevo airport.
It takes 50 minutes to get to the airport. The ride costs 399 RUB and should be paid separately. The easiest way to buy tickets is to make it online on the official website aeroexpress.ru. You get a discount when buying a round trip!
For some of us, it will be easy to get to the airport using alternative ways. Therefore an entire group is meeting here, just before entering the Security area. Please note that we are departing from Terminal B. It takes up to 30 min to get there.
Upon our arrival at 20:30, we will be transferred to our hotel. The transfer is 30-45 min. We will start getting acquainted with the Arctic region already on the way — observing nordic forest, huge stones on sides, and listening to the local stories
We are staying at Park Inn Polyarnye Zori — a 4-star hotel with a convenient, central location. The cost of accommodation is already included in the tour. Also, you can use a sauna and the pool, and enjoy a breakfast buffet at zero extra cost.
After a short introduction and opening our program, we are leaving the hotel to the local restaurant nearby, where we will start our Arctic experience tasting extremely delicious local dishes, including fresh seafood gathered from the Arctic Ocean!
Depending on what you're up to! As we have quite ambitious plans for the next day with a road trip, we'll make it easy and quick — but still lots of unforgettable moments!
S7 Airlines flight tickets — Economy class, luggage is included.
Accommodation — a standard room in a 4* hotel (Park Inn or Azimut).
Buffet breakfasts during the journey, at your hotel.
Driving snowmobiles, entrance to the north safari farm.
2 days with a local host — a localie.
All transfers in Murmansk, including a trip to Teriberka.
Although we're traveling beyond the Arctic Circle, the climate in Murmansk is quite soft and warm due to the Gulfstream. Usually, it is snowy during the winter with an average temperature of -5 to -10 Celcius.
We're travelling as a small group of friends, 8 guests max. We take care of the diversity and the cultural exchange — therefore we're trying to combine expats/foreign travellers with fluent English-speaking Russians in one group, 50-50.
Direct flight, luggage is included
2 nights at 4* hotel, breakfast is included
On-site program (Aurora, Teriberka, Murmansk)
Airport transfers & 1 day road trip to Teriberka
The price is per person. It includes almost everything: the program, transfers, flights and accommodation (4* hotel). The price above is considering your stay in a double room with another person. If you want to stay at single room alone, I will kindly ask you to pay extra 5390 RUB for 2-night stay.
22 April 2021
Привет, команда Локали, Дошли руки до написания отзыва о поездке в Мурманск, извините, что долго. Что понравилось: - Доброжелательность всей команды: от момента заказа на сайте до прощания в аэропорту - Неплохая организация в рамках тура, при этом адаптивность к пожеланиям - Фотографии от гида - Гиды: Дима, конечно, влюблен в свое дело, и это подкупает, он очень располагает, Настя немного проигрывала ему в плане рассказов и баек, но она совершенно очаровательная и навстречная В общем и целом: мне с вами понравилось :)