THE BEST OF…
April 20 – May 7, 2018
Only two places left on this tour. Book now as we are also booking flights.
RUSSIA – the adventure…
We are targeting the wild’s of Russia including Arctic deer herders, ancient villages, plus iconic Moscow and many other unique locations. Few photographers have been to several locations we will visit.
We start our adventures at Murmansk, located 250km north of the Arctic Circle, Murmansk is the world’s largest Arctic city. It is then onto explore the Saami People, deer herders and other indigenous Arctic people.
Imagine exploring St Petersburg, Moscow, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, ancient forts, villages, cities and so much more.
We offer both a local expert guide and of course your world class photography guide. All of this with a small group size, all accommodation, meals as per itinerary, exclusive transport, overnight train adventures and more. We are offering a true ‘Wild Russia’ experience!
Russia is a destination offering endless exploration experiences. Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2018 we invite you to photograph Russia…
- Russia – Mixed culture to landscapes, nature and… – April/May 2018
AND we are offering linked adventures – ask Julia…
Join us for the holiday of a lifetime…
ITINERARY – to adventure…
DAY 1 – Moscow to Murmansk (Saami People)
We depart Moscow where we are greeted at Murmansk airport, located 250km north of the Arctic Circle. (This flight is not included and will be booked through our office as a group.) Murmansk is the world’s largest Arctic city. We drive 2.5 hours to the village of Lovozero, centre of Kola’s indigenous Saami people. Tea, snacks, then we transfer – in sledges (1 hour) – to our guest house in the forest tundra. How cool is that? Yes, we are in the wild’s of Russia! Overnight in guest house. (L,D)
DAY 2 – Saami People – With the Reindeer Herders
We enjoy a short sledge trip to the beautiful Seydozero Lake, sacred lake of the Saami people. We visit sacred Seyda sites nearby. Then a further 45 minutes to a reindeer herders’ brigade. Visit the herd, observe the daily life of the herders. In the evening, we return to the guest house. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – Northern Korla Peninsula
In the morning we have a sledge excursion to various beautiful sites in the mountains and forest tundra, before returning to the guest house for lunch. After lunch we return to Lovozero to visit the local museum and Saami National Cultural Centre. After dinner we have a 1-hour transfer to the unique Soviet town of Olenegorsk (Reindeer Hills) from where we catch an overnight train south to Medvezhegorsk (Bear Hills) in the Republic of Karelia. Overnight on board the train. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 – In Karelia
We arrive in Medvezhegorsk late in the morning. We immediately take a 1-hour drive to the small log cabin village of Pyalma, huddled on the shores of Onega, Europe’s second largest lake. We explore locally, offering quality time to shoot and discover the location. Your guides will help to maximise your adventures. Hotel accommodation. (L,D)
The itinerary continues…