QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Feb 12 - Feb 20

Arrival Airport

Murmansk

Accommodation

3 star hotels

Duration

8 nights

Meals

8 breakfasts

Group size

18-20

SHORT ITINERARY :

DAY 1 : LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

Today we will reach Murmansk : The biggest city in arctic circle located at city in the extreme northwest of Russia. As its a long flight , today we will do only basic chores & just get to know each other and the town a bit. We will procure sim , needed winter apparels and some food for the onward journey.

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DAY 2 : VISIT HUSKY FARM, & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT

Following is going to be the most beautiful 24 hours of your recent months . We start with a visit to the husky farm . We will playing with them & go for a short ride in a husky sledge .

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip

We have professional local guides who keep a close look on the upcoming nights for several weeks . This increases our chances to get much better views.

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip

Tonight , after an evening quick-nap , we will head out for the northern lights ( Aurora Borealis) hunting.

DAY 3 : ENDS OF THE EARTH: TERIBERKA

This is an optional activity but I highly recommend you do this . It’s the last point after which arctic ocean starts , so basically the end of main land as we know it. It takes about 8 hours to go and come back. People who opt to not do this chill at the hotel.

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip

DAY 4 : GLASS IGLOO HOTEL

As I was planning, I thought about how to make this an insanely memorable trip and that’s how the idea of Igloo hotel came into picture. They usually don’t provide food but they have a basic grill and oven where we can prepare our own food . What this means is , we are on our own out there with amazing northern lights over our head . Let the pictures speak . Each cabin will have 4 people staying in it.

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip

DAY 5 : VISIT HOT SAUNA BATH IN MOSCOW

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After the cold days in Murmansk, this sauna bath will hit the right spot . It’s a lot fun.

The process Is usually this , you start with extremely hot sauna bath . Then get showered with a bucket

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip

full of ice cold water . You probably will scream here . Go the cafeteria, get a few shots of vodka and get little tipsy . Now the fun begins . You head back to the sauna , this time you will be beaten up by an old man for guys and old women ( Babushka ) for girl.

DAY 6 : RED SQUARE AND NUCLEAR BUNKER

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Murmansk trip

Today we will visit the most iconic place in Russia : the red square. There are few streets around here that needs to be seen. If you are game, we can take electric scooters too to move around. Mind the cold though.

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip

By evening we will head out to a nuclear bunker- 40 metre under earth. It is so well hidden that even when you a re standing in front of it, you won’t realise the grand scale of it. We will reach back to Red square at night for its a place to be as they lit up the whole area.

DAY 7 : HEAD TO VLADIMIR AND SUZDAL

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip

We will head out from Moscow on a morning train to Vladimir. Only carry couple of pairs of clothes as we will only spend a night in Suzdal. We will be commuting by public transport to Suzdal from Vladimir, and back. Out of the entire Russia trip, you will remember Suzdal the most

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It turns out that the Soviet Union decided to avoid building any modern buildings in Suzdal in order to preservei t s tourist appeal, banning buildings over two stories high – except for cathedra ls , of course. So today Suzdal has none of the tall apartment blocks that characterize other former Soviet towns and cities, but is instead filled with beautiful churches and wooden houses!

DAY 8 : FLEE MARKET & BOLSHOY THEATRE

You will find Jewellery, clothes, old electronics , hats , coins, cards , uniforms and a lot of other things from USSR time in this market.

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Murmansk trip murmansk trip
Murmansk trip murmansk trip

We will try to finish this by evening 5pm so that we can head to hotel , do a quick freshen up and head out to Bolshoy theatre. People who are booking the flight mentioned in the itinerary will head to airport today by 7pm.

DAY 9 : HEAD BACK FROM MOSCOW

Book any flight today back home. There is nothing planned for today even if your flight is in the evening. Feel free to explore the city or do some last minute shopping. I usually get some vodka and Camel cigarettes for friends. If you have leaves you can even book a flight on 22nd night ( Air india ) . You just need to inform me about extension while applying for visa.

So what's the next step... Book your slot and I shall take you through the visa process for Russiiaaaaaa 🙂 

In the meantime, maybe this picture will give you a sense of the place 😀

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HOW TO APPLY FOR VISA ( NOW )

Since VFS Russia is not functioning now, you have to go through an agent and he charges around 12-13k. Sadly this is the only way now. Once you make the trip payment, I will pass needed details to the agent and you can deal with him directly.

HOW TO APPLY FOR VISA ( PRE COVID )

  • https://russiable.in/getting-russian-visa-india/%20%E2%80%A2%20
  • https://www.vfsglobal.com/Russia/India/Tourist.

RUSSIA SPECIFIC FAQs

1) What is the payment schedule if I want to book this trip?

ANS: Bookings close by Dec 20th

2) What would be the group size and approximate age group of co-travelers?

ANS: We will be about 10 people aged from 20-40

3) Would you help to book flights at discounted prices courtesy your tie-ups with any travel agent partners or group bookings? If yes, what would be the approximate round trip ticket cost?

ANS: I can’t promise this. But do ping me before bookings. I might have a deal for you 🙂

4) Would we need transit visa to fly via Moscow to Murmansk as I see most of the flights going this route.

ANS: No. Your immigration will happen here only .

5) How much do you think would be the approximate food expense for the entire trip in Russia?

ANS: It very subjective. You can of course cook in the hostel which is what most people would do. Then cost would not be more than 4-5k for food. But if you are eating outside all the day , it would reach 10-13k. With a mix of both , we can get it down to 10-15k.

6) Will a travel reservation (hold) of flight tickets(ex% from Yatra.com) be enough for the Visa process?

ANS: Yes. This also will work.

7 ) What are the chances of my visa rejection ?

ANS: It usually does”nt get rejected considering our relation with Russia. You will loose the LOI charges and hotel cancellation charges .

8 ) What are the cancellation policy ?

ANS: Cancellation policy :

Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.

Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.

Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival, there will be 50% cancellation charge.

Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.

Note :You will not get the Visa charges back once it’s applied

GROUP TRIP DATES:

FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION :

Onwards : 12th feb | SU 6479 | 12:10 am

Outwards : 20th feb | SU232 | 00:40

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 85000 / person ( Before Dec 15 )

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HOW TO BOOK A SLOT ?

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 21,000 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank transfer. As discussed the total amount is 85,000 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.

UPI
BANK TRANSFER

SCAN TO PAY

Murmansk - oj upi

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

BANK DETAILS :

A/C HOLDER'S NAME: Orange jacket Adventures LLP

A/c No : 169105000957

RTGS/NEFT IFSC CODE : ICIC0001691

BANK NAME AND BRANCH: ICICI , Thoppumpady

Account type : Current account

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

1. Homestay/Lodging & 4 People sharing in igloo
2. Transportation : Murmansk airport to Murmansk airport
3. Accommodation : 9 Days, 8 Nights in hotels
4. Breakfast Bed tea/ coffee with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
5. Permits
6. All transport within the country using metro or train.
7. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary, unless specified in the exclusions.
8. A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂
9. Husky Sledge
10. Northern light tour
11. Bolshoy theatre
12. Nuclear bunker visit
13. Russian Banya bath

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?

1. Mineral Water or any other room service
2. Camera Charge
3. Cost of any Extra Day
4. Lunch and dinner
5. Cab expenses
6. Visa cost , travel Insurance cost
7. Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary

CAN I DO REGULAR BANK TRANSFER

Sure . Here are the bank details:) : once done , don’t forget to email us on : [email protected]

BANK DETAILS :

A/C HOLDER’S NAME: Orange Jacket Adventures LLP
A/c No : 169105000957
RTGS/NEFT IFSC CODE : ICIC0001691
BANK NAME AND BRANCH: ICICI , Thoppumpady
Account type : Current account

UPI : 9746721789.ibz@icici

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?

1. Before 45 days of trip, there will be 10% cancellation charge.
2. Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
3. Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 50% cancellation charge.
4. Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges. All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING ?

1. *Mandatory : Original ID Proof
2. Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants ,4 Full sleeves tees , Sunhat , Woollen head-scarf/ muffler ,Towel , 2 pair of thermals , 1 down jacket ( zero degree equivalent ), Water proof jacket or poncho.
3. Shoes & socks: High ankle shoes , cotton socks
4. Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotioniv)Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)

I AM COMING SOLO. IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn't matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn't gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren't sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,

I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don't worry, We are there :).

For treks,

You can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.
1. If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
2. If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
3. If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

I HAVEN'T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?

Here are few places you can read more about the brand and trips
Testimonials
About me
Instagram page

Murmansk Trip | One in the orange jacket
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Murmansk Trip The heart of Russia, Moscow is a modernized city with a powerful mix of vibrancy and edginess. Located on the Moskva River in the Central Federal District of European Russia. Its amazing history and culture have given rise to a number of things to do in Moscow that draw travelers from far and wide.

Product Currency: INR

Product Price: 85000

Price Valid Until: 2023-12-25

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
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