A snow mobile safari to the White Sea, Russia – Ruka Pro Guides, Ruka-Kuusamo, Finland

This program will take you to Viena, in Karelian in Russia. During this four day trip you will get to know the Russian culture, sights and, among other things, beluga whales.

Day of arrival
On the day of your arrival, we go through the plans for the safari and prepare ourselves for beginning the trip. The guide will provide you with socks, shoes, gloves, coveralls, caps and a helmet. Each participant should have their own bag, where the necessary equipment (clothing, camera, flashlight, utensils, toiletry, socks, a drinking bottle, chocolate and personal medicine. You should have the recopies with you). The equipment will be moved with the snow mobiles.

Day 1, est. 130 km

The guide will meet you at your housing. Your trip to Russia starts from here!At the border in Kuusamo you will pass through the customs. Make sure that you have your passports and visa with you!The first part of the trip ends in the village of Suvanto. near Pääjärvi after about 65 kilometers of driving. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.

After the lunch you will continue towards the wilderness center of Niska. You will spend the night in cottages for two people. These cottages offer showers, sauna, a swimming pool, and toilets. You will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2, est. 130 km

After breakfast, you will continue the safari. You will head towards the town of Nilmakuppa, near the White Sea. You will have lunch in the wilderness, by an open fire. In Nilmakuppa you will be allowed to study the lives of the local beluga whales. After the day’s safari warm cottages and sauna await you. After bathing you will dine in a local restaurant.

Day 3, est. 130 km

You will have breakfast in Nilmankuppa, and then proceed back to the wilderness center of Niska, where you may use the saunas and swimming pools. After this you will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4, est. 120 km

You will have breakfast in Niska. Then you shall start your journey back to Finland. The route goes straight back to the Finnish border. On the way you will have lunch in the wilderness Transportation back to the cottage and starting the trip home will be agreed upon separately.The program includes meals, housing in Russia, the snowmobiles and their fuel, a guide with first aid skills, VAT and liability insurance. The price does not include the visa or alcoholic beverages.Minimum group size: 6Duration: 4 days

Requires previous experience with snow mobiles

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