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Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Arctic Ocean Coast - Husky dogs - Reindeers - Chasing Northern lights / Aurora Borealis - Edge of the Earth - Moscow - St Petersburg Cost starting: INR 94,999

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Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis
Northern Lights - Aurora Borealis

Time & Location

Dec 10, 2022, 1:00 AM – Dec 18, 2022, 9:25 AM

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

About the event

Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights is one of the most fascinating & popular trips.  You have a chance to go Aurora hunting with wander Womaniya in Murmansk (Russia). 

Please note that witnessing the northern lights is a natural phenomenon and we can only try and chase it, it is much harder than spotting a tiger when you go for a jungle safari. We do not guarantee the same. 

Day 1: Arrival at Moscow - Transfer to St. Petersberg by Train 

We recommend taking a flight (SU - 233T) which reaches Moscow airport by 05:35 hours Moscow time, it is a direct flight from Delhi. Upon arrival clear immigration and meet the group & your tour buddy (we will assist you with the visa process). You shall then be transferred straight to St. Petersberg via train/flight. Upon arrival, you will be dropped at your hotel in St. Petersberg.  

Get acclimatised to Russia, get some rest and prepare yourself for the upcoming adventures. Get some local currency as we will be visiting the remote parts of Russia later & deck yourselves up with snow boots, heavy jackets & caps to withstand the harsh arctic climates. Reward yourself with some pub hopping in St. Petersberg after the serious work is done. (Optional and Transportation cost to be borne by self). Overnight at St. Petersberg Hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2: St. Petersberg City Tour

Post breakfast we shall do the city tour of St. Petersberg covering major landmarks. We visit Palace square, Alexander's column, Winter palace, Former General staff building, Nevsky prospect, Admiralty, Senate square, Bronze horseman, Isaac Cathedral, Isaac square, The Neva river embankments, Palace bridge, Peter and Paul fortress, Spit of Vasilievsky Island, Rostral columns, Spilled blood church, Field of Mars, Engineers (Michaylovsky) castle, Fontanka river, St. Nicolas Naval Cathedral, Mariinsky Theatre, Yusupov palace, Moika river, Anichkov bridge, Kazan cathedral, Arts square, Russian museum, Stroganov palace, Zinger house, Yeliseev shop, Architect Rossi’s Street, Academy of arts, The sphynx, Cruiser Aurora. 

(Please note all of it might not be possible to cover in one day)

You will have the evening free to explore the city on your own. Overnight at St. Petersberg Hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Flight to Murmansk (Beginning of the Adventure) 

Post breakfast to St. Petersberg Airport from where we will catch our domestic flight to Murmansk. Upon arrival, we will head to our hotel. We will go Aurora hunting in the evening. It is generally a night tour that can last 6/7 hours depending upon Northern Lights sighting, so be prepared for the extreme cold. The vehicle would be heated but to get the pictures you will have to step out. The guide will also have a high-resolution camera to capture the memories. You will be offered hot tea with light snacks (sweets, chocolates, cookies) while the guide explains the concept of Northern Lights & why it occurs.  Overnight at Murmansk Hotel. 

Please note: Starting time for Aurora hunting is dependent on weather and is subject to change. 

Meals Included: Breakfast & Snacks on the tour

Day 4: Tour of Teriberka

Post breakfast we will visit Teriberka also known as Arctic Ocean Coast. 

The first place to visit in Teriberka is the anchorage of abandoned wooden ships. You will have the opportunity to take beautiful photographs against the backdrop of local landscapes. Then drive to the coast of the arctic ocean with a rocky shore. Walk along the sandy beach of Teriberki bay, photo session near the huge swing. Overnight at Murmansk Hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Sami village

Post breakfast we will visit Sami village. Saami people are native people of the Murmansk region. They came to Murmansk from Siberia around 3500 years ago. They managed to settle down and develop their culture of Arctic nature. We will see typical Saami buildings, can try on local costumes, feed the reindeer from your own hands and take a ride on a sledge. The reindeers & the snow might make you wonder if even Santa lives nearby.  

One can even spot raccoons, huskies, arctic foxes and rabbits apart from the reindeer. 

Have Lunch with traditional salmon soup, reindeer goulash with garnish, traditional Sami tea, Lovozero

bread. A representative from a Sami village will tell you about the traditions and culture of these amazing

people. Overnight at Murmansk Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Local Cuisine Lunch

Day 6: Moscow 

Post breakfast get dropped at the airport for your return flight to Moscow city, over here you will be taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore the city & its amazingly popular nightlife. Overnight at Moscow Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 7: Moscow Kremlin & City Tour

There’s no such a word that would sufficiently express the magnificence of Moscow. Along with being the official capital, the city is rightly considered the heart of Russia. Magnificent palaces, medieval fortresses and golden domes - the spirit of antiquity here are combined with the newest technologies, modern society and freedom. In a 4-hour city tour, you will cover the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Novodevichy Convent/out, Sparrow hills (Moscow’s roof, overlooking the whole central district), Moscow’s State University/out, Victory Park, The highest Stella in Russia, Moscow Kremlin Wall, The State Duma/out, Bolshoi Theatre from outside, Red square, Saint Basil's Cathedral from outside, Spasskaya Tower (Moscow’s BigBen), The Kremlin Old Clock “Kuranty”, Lenin's Mausoleum, Nikolskaya Street, Alexander Garden, The Grave of the Unknown Soldier and The Eternal Flame, Trinity and Kutafya towers of the Kremlin etc. 

Kremlin Tour   Crowds of people from all over the world come here to see the Kremlin - the Residence of the Great Russian Kings, the very heart of Moscow. The ancient wisdom of Russia tells that if one has not seen Kremlin, he has not been to Moscow at all.

Overnight at Moscow Hotel. 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Day 8: Shopping time & Airport Drop

Have a late breakfast than usual, wake up late as it is your last day in Russia. Checkout from the hotel, keep your luggage in the lobby & head out to hit the streets. If you want to explore any cafes or landmarks or just want to buy some souvenirs now is the time. You shall be dropped at the airport as per the recommended flight on midnight SU 232 from Moscow to Delhi. 

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Cost: INR 94,999 per person on a double sharing basis (You will be sharing the room with another solo female traveller)

Single room supplement: INR 55,000 (Not applicable for igloo stay)

Inclusions: 

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Accommodation on double sharing basis in 3-star comfortable properties except igloo stay

Moscow City Tour

Moscow Kremlin Tour

Chasing Northern Lights

Photographer during Aurora tour

Stay at Igloo hotel for 1 night (subject to availability) - 4 person in each igloo

Visit Tereberka

Wander Womaniya Tour Buddy

Invitation Letter Fee

English Speaking Guide / Translator

1 Local Lunch

Airport transfers as per Itinerary

8 Breakfasts

1 round of snacks during Aurora tour

St. Petersberg Tour

All entry tickets as per itinerary

1-way domestic flight/train ticket from Moscow to St. Petersberg

Exclusions:

International Flights to Russia 

Domestic flight to Murmansk from St. Petersberg

Domestic Flight from Murmansk to Moscow

Visa Fees

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary or under inclusions

Travel Insurance

Anything not included in Inclusions

Personal Expenses

Transportation to clubs / pubs 

International Sim or Roaming

Things to Note:

There is no guarantee of Northern lights sighting

Food is a big problem for both Vegetarians & Non-Vegetarians, we recommend carrying ready to eat food.

Igloo stay is subject to availability and will be on quad sharing 

We can experience extremely low temperatures, so prep yourselves well 

For details Call/Whatsapp: +91 9971820462 , we can help with discounted airfares too.

Please note: We at Wander Womaniya recommend you to book Sakha Cabs instead of Uber / Ola / Meru or other cabs when travelling at wee hours or late at night as Sakha cabs are safe & secure for travelling in Delhi for solo female travellers. They provide round the clock pickup & drop at a slightly higher charge but by Women drivers.

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The itinerary can be changed due to operational issues or logistical challenges, however, we will try and ensure all important sightseeing points & activities are covered, or we will add alternate options. (Please Note itinerary cannot be a valid case for any refunds/disputes).

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