Our Murmansk Photo Trip will be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the stunning polar landscapes on the Kola Peninsula in Russia. From January 25 to 31, 2020, we will seek to photograph the beauty of the northern lights in a unique environment, in addition we will photograph incredible sunrises and sunsets between ice forests or on the impressive coast of the Barents Sea.
The incredible Russian polar landscapes will serve as a setting for beautiful photographs. We will visit, from icy waterfalls and rivers, to round rocky beaches with impressive views of one of the most spectacular seas in the world. But also, snow-covered forests that will leave us amazed, and always looking to capture this landscapes with the Northern Lights.
Undoubtedly, the Kola Peninsula is one of the best destinations on the planet if you like landscape and nature photography and practically unknown to many, making it one of the best destinations to get off the most tourist routes. During these seven days, we will move along the entire coast near Murmansk in search of the best possible images. To do this, we will visit the most spectacular locations in the best moments of light, sunrise and sunset. But, in addition, we will conduct night sessions in search of the magical northern lights, a phenomenon that we will pursue throughout our stay.
This trip is planned to the maximum to get the best results in each location. In addition, it is adapted to be suitable for all types of ages and levels. The vast majority of the places we will photograph are easily accessible. Therefore, it is not a trip for which an advanced fitness level is needed.
On the other hand, the trip is suitable for all levels, since no specific photographic knowledge is needed. Although it is a photographic journey and not a workshop, the photographers who accompany you will help all clients who need it to capture the best possible images, regardless of the previous level, whether basic, medium or even initial.
With all this, we will be able to enjoy a fantastic week of photography. During that time, we will be able to get magnificent images of these incredible landscapes, while sharing hobby and memories.
Below you can see the planned itinerary for this Photo Trip to Murmansk. We are convinced that it will be an incredible experience.
The first day of this tour will begin with the arrival at Murmansk International airport. The group will meet at the airport to begin this Photo Trip to the Kola Peninsula.
Later, we will travel to our destination for the next two nights, a lodge in the middle of the Murmansk forests, where we will go for a walk in the afternoon to begin to know the area.
From this first night, we will be very aware of the forecasts and conditions to try to photograph Northern Lights.
We will spend the whole day in the woods around our lodge, moving to photograph the most scenic points of it.
We will explore and be enjoying the different locations offered by this idyllic forest in winter, looking for the best locations to photograph at sunset and the best position for our night session, in search of the magical lights of the North.
After photographing the sunrise, we will move to Teriberka, our next destination where we will spend the rest of the 4 nights. A small fishing village in front of the Barens Sea, where we can observe how the waters of this river, freeze before it flows into the sea. In the afternoon we will explore the area to have the perfect location at sunset time, as well as be prepared for the possibility of photographing Northern Lights.
Today we will capture the dawn in the surroundings of Teriberka. Its minimalist landscapes and its beaches with round rocks will open the way to a view of a rough and hard north sea.
We will explore the east coast of Teriberka throughout the day, where incredible clouds form that come directly from the North Pole. We will use the sunset to photograph its iconic rounded stone beaches and explore the possibility of photographing northern lights.
During this day, we will walk through the old town, where we can reach an old ship cemetery dating from the early twentieth century. The landscape of this place, will allow us to take totally spectacular photographs of the hardness of life in the place.
At night we will continue our search for the northern lights.
After photographing the sunrise, we will move the waterfalls of Lake Maloye Batareyskoye where we will spend the day touring its idyllic surroundings overlooking the sea.
We will remain in the area until the night if the forecasts and conditions are favorable, to make our last attempt to capture the Northern Lights.
On this last day of the trip, we will go out to photograph its coast at dawn.
After that, we will embark on our way to the Murmansk airport, where we will arrive in the middle of the morning, saying goodbye to the Arctic Ocean of all the beautiful nature of the extreme north of Russia. Here will culminate our photographic trip to Murmansk.
The price for this Murmansk Photo Tour is $3,000 per person, in a double shared room.
This price is calculated based on a minimum group of 6 participants.
Single room occupancy: $1000, subject to availability
To book your spot in this Murmansk Lake Photo Tour, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Price per person based on a minimum group number and for a double room (double – occupancy basis). Single room occupancy cost is $1000, depending on availability.
This Murmansk Photo Tour is organized by the agency Dream Photo Expeditions.
‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ carefully designs each one of the routes that it is offering, adapting always to the travelers’ needs. However, due to each country particularities and conditions, it is possible that the routes could vary, changing the itineraries and the places to visit.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s the decision of changing any of the programmed activities and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather or light conditions, or by their consideration or thoughts, being the tour hosts, always in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip.
Also, sometimes some of the activities and sessions can be cancelled, depending on weather conditions.
The program of this Murmansk Lake Photo Tour may also be changed in case of emergency, injury, illness, or robbery of any of the participants or main photographers, among other causes.
At the same time, both the photographers and ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ reserves the right of changing the photographer/s guide/s in case of strong reason, such as first grade relatives or own illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
Our Photo Tours are trips carefully designed and planned to take our clients to a wonderful photo destination, always trying to take them to the greatest locations at the best possible moments. This is different from a Workshop, which has more of a learning component on it.
However, if any of our clients needs it, we will try to help them with the settings of their gear, as well as with any concept about photography, or giving them ideas for composition, etc.
Photography will always come number first during the trip. This means that, sometimes, we’ll be late for lunch or dinner, or even have to wait to the next meal.
We will be always waking up early and staying out till late. Also, we will have some night photography sessions , depending on conditions. However, many of the days of the trip, clients will have free time to rest, usually before of after lunch.
The traveler is responsible of having all the documentation for the trip. To visit Russia, citizens from any country need their Passport, with an expiration date longer than 6 months after the trip.
You will also need a valid Visa for Russia, that you can get applying online. Just let us know and we’ll help you with the process!
This Murmansk Lake Photo Tour includes basic assistance insurance. Those travelers who wish to, can get an advanced insurance for an additional cost. In this case, ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will inform and help the client to choose a travel insurance.
To join this trip, it is mandatory to have a travel insurance, just in case anything could happen. Medical expenses in Russia could be really high, even in the simple case of a hand or foot broken. Having a travel insurance covering high medical expenses would help in case of any inconvenience.
‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Clients will be given a list with all that they need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place and kind of photography, etc. Our staff will be delighted to solve any doubt that the clients could have when preparing the trip.
We are completely sure that this Baikal Lake Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive photography experience. ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ considers it its responsibility, as the travel agent, to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
Neither ‘Dream Photo Expeditions’ as the organizing company, nor the photographers hosting the tour, are responsible for any risk or decision taken by the clients during the trip. They are not also responsible for any incident or accident during the trip, and will have no responsibility at all in case of accident, illness or injuries.
As previously stated, in case of an accident or emergency, the itinerary or activities in this Baikal Lake Photo Tour may need to be changed or cancelled until the situation is solved.
The client declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she makes a reservation payment for it.
At the moment of the purchase confirmation, the client will have to pay an initial payment of $600. The rest of the payment will be effective at maximum 30 days prior to the trip. The agency can resolve the contract and apply the established withdrawal rules before the departure if the client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum needed group to confirm the trip, the client will recover the 100% of the initial payment.
– Until 30 days prior to the trip: $600
– 30 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost (no refund at all).
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by June the 20th, 2019. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws. A supplement/discount would be applied in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by the agency, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
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