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Umba – Varzuga

Ethnographic tour

This fascinating ethnographic tour is designed for three days and two nights. All participants of the tour will visit oldest settlements of the Kola Peninsula, which are located on the coast of the White Sea – Umba and Varzuga villages. We will show you the center of artistic crafts on the White Sea. Get acquainted with weaving on a hand loom, pass a modeling master class ‘Pomeranian goats’ (ancient ritual cookies in the form of figures of birds and animals). Learn knitting and weaving from birch bark. But in addition to traditional crafts, you will see church and secular wooden architecture and get acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Pomors of the Terek coast.

  • 06:30

    Departure from Murmansk

  • 12:00


  • 14:30

    Umba. Recreation center

  • 15:30

    Sightseeing tour

  • 17:00

    Arts Center

  • 20:00


  • 08:30

    Departure to the village of Varzuga

  • 09:30

    Arctic Circle

  • 10:50

    Kashkarantsy village. Tikhvin Church

  • 13:00

    Holy spring and chapel of the Tersky Nameless Monk

  • 14:00


  • 14:30

    Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • 15:00

    Temple of Athanasius of Alexandria and Solovetsky miracle workers Zosima and Savvaty

  • 16:00

    Cape "Korabl'". Amethyst and fluorite deposit

  • 04:00

    Arrival to Murmansk

The recreation center in the village of Umba is located on the White Sea coast in the southern part of Piri Island. All houses have active fireplaces, electric heating, electric kettles, and dishes. Russian bathhouse stands on the sea coast and designed for 4-6 people.

The Tersky coast is a wooded coast of the White Sea. Nature is very different from other places. It has its own microclimate; this place rich in mushrooms, berries, furs, fish rapids rivers and lakes. These places were developed by Russian people, the Pomors since the 11th century. The first Pomor villages Varzuga and Umba appeared in the 14th and 15th centuries.

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Price per person, provided that there are 20 people in the group

The cost varies depending on the number of people in the group

The manager will gladly calculate the cost of the tour for your group.

  • 10% discount with an advance payment of 50%
  • 5% discount with an advance payment of 30%-50%
  • 10% discount for groups of more than 7 people
  • 5% discount for groups of 4 to 7 people
For the convenience of calculations, you can pay for your favorite tour in our office.
By agreement with the manager, we will book a tour and will keep it for you for 3 days.

Warm clothing

Weather on the Kola Peninsula can change several times a day. Therefore, for a comfortable stay during the tour, we recommend that you take warm clothes and reliable, waterproof shoes with you.

Personal First Aid Kit

We always have with us a first-aid kit with the necessary medicines for the traveler. But, if you need to take special medicines as prescribed by doctors, do not forget to put them in a backpack.

Clean drinking water

We know how they can exhaust long trips. To quench your thirst and restore strength, be sure to stock up on clean drinking water or hot tea.


During the tour, we constantly arrange photo shoots against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, near historical attractions and simply against the background of unforgettable northern nature. Take a camera or smartphone with a camera with you, and memories of the trip will remain with you for life.
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