8 days trip in the Kola peninsula , hunting for northern Lights on the Arctic shores
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Europe4 days / February 2019
Highs & Lows
Don't miss Teriberka, it feels like you're at the end of the world!
Housing and tourist infrastructure in Teriberka are of poor quality
Q & A
What would you have changed?
The Husky Farm Activity Package is expensive for activities that lack interest and are distorted by the number of tourists. it felt very artificial to me. The sled dog activity is nice but I think it is better to approach it as part of a 2 or 3 day traveling trip with the dogs.
Anything go wrong during the trip?
No, because we were supervised by a local tourist operator, but the Murmansk - Teriberka road is regularly blocked during heavy snowfall . Actually for this trip it is better to have at least one day in reserve, otherwise the risk is not being able to get to Tériberka, or, worse, getting stuck there and missing your plane for example.
How was the food?
The best food we had was in the Husky farm. If you want to try the Kamchatka crab in Teriberka you have to buy it from a local, it will be much cheaper than in a restaurant. You also should pay attention to buy a fresh one. The one we bought was already bouled so after we re-cooked it, it was without any taste.
What tips would you give a friend?
Do not spend more than one day in Murmansk, there are really few things to do there. Avoid making dog sledding in Murmansk, it’s a big business there but you should try to spend some time to find a more authentic place to do it.
We get from Murmansk to Teriberka in taxi but it is much cheaper to get there in small buses called “mashroutka”. On the other hand, it is not possible to get to the husky farm by public transport, the cheapest solution is to rent a vehicle because taxis charge a lot to go there.