Russia Self-Drive Winter Adventure 2024

Russian winters are famously cold and harsh. But did you know it is also a winter wonderland with lights and sights you may have only seen in pictures? Untouched natural beauty, frozen landscapes and the magic of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) are just some of the wonders that await you on an adventure to the Russian north!

The trip starts in St Petersburg and ends in Murmansk. Our 4x4 fleet of the tried and tested SUVs running on snow tyres will enable you to conquer the snowy terrain. MotoRover team will lead the customer vehicles from a car in front and a back-up car with our local team will follow the convoy to ensure everyone’s safe and on course. There will be periodical guidance on snow driving, both before and during the journey and well-equipped mechanic will be on board to overcome the challenges en route.

Besides the stunning landscapes and visit to Teriberka on the northern edge of Russia, you will enjoy winter experiences like riding a snowmobile on the tundra, staying in a glass igloo, a visit to the world’s first nuclear-powered ice-breaker and furry encounters at the Husky Park, photo ops at the brilliant ice sculpture museum and so on and at a much lesser price compared to European winter holidays.

The tour price covers all the experiences and living costs while you’re in Russia and we shall also assist you in obtaining a Russian visa and the documents necessary for it.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and make a rocking start to the year with us in Russia!

Russia Self-Drive Winter Adventure 2024 is an extreme adventure in harsh winter conditions. The temperature range can be between Zero degrees Celsius to -30 degrees Celsius or even more extreme. Bookings are open for participants in the age group 05 to 65 years only. Participant must be physically fit and should not be suffering from any medical conditions that may aggravate in extremely cold weather.



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Tour Dates

12th to 23rd March 2024

*Bookings close on 10th February 2024


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Day Travel Plan Activity Distance
1 Arrival and city tour in St. Petersburg
2 St. Petersburg to Sortavala Driving day 300kms
3 Sortavala to Petrozavodsk Driving day 160kms
4 Day’s visit to Kizhi Island Activity day 80kms
5 Petrozavodsk to Medvezhyegorsk Driving day 190kms
6 Medvezhyegorsk to Kalevala Driving day 470kms
7 Kalevala to Apatity Driving day 420Kms
8 Day’s trip to Kirovsk Activity day 60kms
9 Apatity to Aurora Village via Sami Village Driving day 280kms
10 Day’s trip to Teriberka Driving day 180kms
11 Aurora Village to Murmansk Driving day 50kms
12 Depart from Murmansk


Parameter Description
Food and water Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation 3*/4*/5* Hotels & Boutique stays
Total driving distance 2300kms
Driving time 4-5hrs every day with multiple breaks
Terrain Paved roads, Snow Off Roads, Highways
Air connectivity St Petersburg has connecting flights via Moscow from Delhi and also from other major cities via Muscat and Bahrain.
Weather forecast The average temperature during February is around -3 degrees Celsius with an average low of -10 degrees Celsius.
Additional costs -Airfare
Visa Expense
Personal Travel Insurance
International Driving Permit (IDP)

Rental SUV

UAZ Patriot Automatic Transmission

Tour Price

USD 4688 per person onwards.

*Inclusive of GST
*Payable in INR

Booking, Cancellation and Child Policy

Tour Package Includes

Eleven night’s stay in twin-sharing rooms (Single room upgrade available)
Glass Igloo stay (Only sharing)*
11 Breakfasts & Dinners
10 Lunches
Airport pickup in St Petersburg and drop in Murmansk
Rental SUV with third party limited liability insurance
Expenses for sightseeing and experiences as per tour program
MotoRover tour manager in lead vehicle
English-speaking local guide
Mechanic and Driver in backup vehicle
Snowmobile ride & Husky Sledding
Hovercraft drive
Tour handbook
Tour souvenirs
Russian visa support documents
Medical assistance
GST 5%

Single room supplement: USD 500
Additional night stay + Moscow city tour
Additional night stay + St Petersburg city tour
Additional night stay in Murmansk

Tour Package Excludes

Flight tickets
Visa cost
Rental deposit (500 USD/Car)
5 % or 20% TCS*
Travel Insurance
Personal expenses like alcohol, tips shopping and laundry
Medical and emergency expenses
Anything not mentioned under inclusions.

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