Karelia and Kola are two distinct regions of Russia.
Karelia is covered in beautiful forests, lakes, and rolling hills. It reminds most people of Finland.
Kola Peninsular due to its more northern location has more tundra, swamps and in some places real mountains.
We offer tours in the northern part of Karelia, to the Solovetsky Islands, and the Kola Peninsular.
These regions present a wide range of landscapes and activities. We custom plan our tour around the group, timing and your preferences.
The best time in summer is June-July. Early September is a lovely time for autumn colors. As a base tour we propose the following 7 day tour:
Train from St Petersburg to Kem
DAYS 2, 3, 4
Breathtaking scenery, lovely routes for bike rides and walks
Boat excursions to other smaller islands
Set up as a monastic settlement in 15th century, and site of the first Gulag in USSR.
DRIVE TO MURMANSK AIRPORT
This is a what we propose as a standard tour, with the ability to mix & match. For example keeping with 7 days, we spend a day or two in Murmansk instead of the Khibiny mountains, or reduce the time on Solovetsky Island to one day to achieve more time in Murmansk. Or why not do it all?
Additional activities can include:
FOUR WHEELS – Multi day 4×4 or quad bike safari around parts of the Kola Peninsula
HIKE – Hiking in Khibiny mountains
FISH – Fishing in the White Sea or in rivers on Kola Peninsular
The Kola road from St Petersburg to Murmansk is very picturesque. Even more, it is well designed, little traffic and has good quality surface, making it relatively safe for motorcycles. We can organize all of accommodation, activities along the way, and carry additional equipment and wives or girlfriends on our support vehicle.
Motorcycle trips can be done only in summer months, mid-June to early September.
Contact us now! Best winter time is February to April. December and January are very dark, with short days. There are a range of activities we can offer in the winter, including:
- Snowmachine safaris
- Winter fishing in the White Sea and on lakes
- Aurora trips for domestic travelers
Winter offer no less opportunities, however activities are of a more extreme nature. We will plan them according to the ability of group members, month and weather expectations.