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Whale Expedition
Whale Expedition
May - June - July - August 2024
Tour dates at the bottom of the page

4 days
Whales, freediving, polar day, summer tundra
Easy difficulty level
from 54,900 rub.
What awaits us?
The Far North
The Far North in summer is love at first sight. Wherever you look, there are flowers. Berries right under your feet, ready to be picked and eaten, and an endless soft carpet of moss. It's not as cold here in the summer as it is in the winter. Sometimes it's hot, reaching up to +30°C around the clock. Yes, there's the polar day, and simply no nights.

And all of this is just a two-hour flight from Moscow. We're heading to Teriberka – a settlement on the outskirts of the Russian North, which made it into the top 20 best travel destinations according to National Geographic.
Whale watching
Off the coast of Teriberka, there's a good chance of spotting whales, dolphins, and seals. We'll spend two days at sea and try to find humpback whales and beluga whales.
Safe freediving in Arctic Ocean
Teriberka is a great place for your first ocean dive. In the summer, the water temperature reaches up to +13°C, and with 7 or 9 millimeter wetsuits, you can comfortably stay in the ocean and protect yourself from hypothermia.
Trekking through the summer tundra
The tundra in summer isn't something harsh and lifeless; it's a place so beautiful that your heart will stay here forever. The purest lakes, majestic cliffs, and waterfalls along the shores of the Barents Sea.
Seafood and Fishing
The Northern seas are rich in life. Scallop, sea urchin, Kamchatka crab, and fresh fish – all of these you can not only see underwater but also taste.
The Midnight Sun and Unreal Sunsets
During the midnight sun, there's no clear boundary between sunset and sunrise – the sun barely touches the horizon before rising again. This process doesn't take mere minutes like it does in the south; it stretches over long hours. Add to this the sea, cliffs, and clouds on the horizon – nowhere else are there sunsets like those in the far north!
Day 2 / Expedition to the Arctic Ocean in Search of Whales. Freediving. Fishing
Today, we'll spend the day at sea, journeying along the coast of the Kola Peninsula. We'll be keeping an eye out for whales, dolphins, and seals.

We'll be diving into the Arctic Ocean. The underwater world of the Barents Sea is rich, and the water is sufficiently clear. You can expect to see clusters of scallops, sea urchins, Kamchatka crabs, and if luck is on our side, perhaps even curious seals or whales underwater. Modern wetsuits and Team Trip guides will ensure this dive is comfortable and safe. You'll be able to spend 1.5 - 2 hours in the water without getting cold.

We'll also try our hand at fishing for cod and haddock. Fishing will be done using vertical jigs. If we come across a school of fish, it's possible to catch several dozen fish in half an hour, sometimes including trophy specimens.

IMPORTANT: Sea excursions will take place on ships or high-speed boats. The duration and activities at sea may be adjusted based on weather conditions (waves, wind), the presence of marine life in the area, and other factors beyond our control. In case of unfavorable weather conditions, we will offer you an alternative program.
Day 4 / Sea Expedition in Search of Whales. Transfer to Murmansk. Departure Home.
Another excursion into the ocean – we'll do what we didn't have time for during the first outing. We'll continue searching for whales and photographing the landscapes from the sea. Around lunchtime, we'll return to Teriberka and then head to Murmansk.
Dates and Cost
Children up to 12 years old inclusive - 15% discount

April 28 - May 01, 2024 – 62,500 rub.
May 02 - May 05, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
May 05 - May 08, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
May 09 - May 12, 2024 – 62,500 rub.

June 13 - June 16, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
June 16 - June 19, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
June 20 - June 23, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
June 23 - June 26, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
June 27 - June 30, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
June 30 - July 3, 2024 – 54,900 rub.

July 04 - July 07, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
July 07 - July 10, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
July 11 - July 14, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
July 14 - July 17, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
July 18 - July 21, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
July 21 - July 24, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
July 25 - July 28, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
July 28 - July 31, 2024 – 54,900 rub.

August 01 - August 04, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
August 04 – August 07, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
August 08 – August 11, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
August 11 - August 14, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
August 15 - August 18, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
August 18 - August 21, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
August 22 - August 25, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
August 25 - August 28, 2024 – 54,900 rub.
August 29 – September 01, 2024 – 59,700 rub.
  • Accommodation in a hotel - double occupancy with a private shower. Single occupancy is available for an additional fee.
  • Three meals a day.
  • Two sea expeditions in search of whales.
  • Seafood tasting: scallops, sea urchins, mussels, crab – depending on the catch. Coffee, tea, biscuits, and snacks during excursions.
  • Freediving.
  • Sea fishing.
  • Guided assistance day and night, underwater, and above water.
  • All transfers as per the program.

Not included

  • Airfare to and from Murmansk.
  • Rental of freediving equipment. You'll need a 7-9mm open-cell wetsuit and a freediving kit (mask, snorkel, neoprene socks, gloves, fins, weight belt with weights). The cost of renting a full set is 3000 rubles per day.
  • Extended medical insurance.
  • Upgrading accommodation level, additional activities (sauna, etc.)