Highlights of the Tour
° Bright nights of the north!
° Magnificent St Petersburg, Venice of the north with Kronstad and Peterhof
° Belomorsk, which is like a Ural motorcycle, no unnecessary changes in 80 years!
° Russia's submarine capital in the north, Murmansk
° North Cape on the roof of Europe
° Helsinki, Finland's small big capital
Russia -Finland - Norway
Go East! Experience unique Murmansk Highway from St Petersburg to Murmansk with your own motorcycle! Our starting point is Helsinki. From Murmansk, we drive via Inari up to the roof of Europe, North Cape. This adventure will end in Alta, wherefrom you have many alternative choices to drive back home! Or you can add to the tour 3 days Finland Experience! Ask!
° At the moment Russia is on our ShitList
and will stay there at least as long as the
the crazy dictator is in power!
Murmansk Highway from Day to Day
Day 01 ° Friday
> Finland ° d
We wich you arrive at your hotel in Helsinki until 3 pm. We start our tour at 4 pm with a welcome sauna!
After the welcome sauna, we will have a welcome dinner on the sea. A dinner cruise with a Scandinavian seafood buffet!
Day 03 ° Sunday
Russia ° 120km ° b,l
St Petersburg day! After breakfast we drive the big dam road to the fortress town Kronstadt! From Kronstadt, we continue to Peter the Great's summer home, Petergof. Behind Petergof's golden fountains is an excellent lunch place in the middle of the gardens. It's late afternoon when we are back at our hotel, where we just leave our bikes and start to do foot transport in the heart of the city. It's time to visit Palace Square, Isaac's Church and Vodka Museum!
Day 05 - Tuesday
Russia ° 371km ° b,d
If you haven’t felt it yet, the feeling that you’re far from home, you will feel it today when we drive to Belomorsk. Belomorsk is like a Ural-motorcycle, no unnecessary changes in 80 years! And probably no-one in Moscow knows that it exists! ;) ... however, Karelia is full of small places like Belomorsk and they are giving the whole are its unique feeling!
Day 07 - Thursday
Russia ° 0km ° b
Day devoted to the northern dimension! Murmansk of Russia! From breakfast, we drive or take a taxi to Alyosha. Alyosha is a huge concrete soldier which has been erected in memory of soldiers who died in World War II. On another must in the city is ms Lenin, now a museum in the city's harbour. Before a nuclear icebreaker! After ms Lenin, we continue to the Museum of Northern Fleet! That's the cultural part of that day. The end of the day and the evening of your time to explore the city.
Day 09 - Saturday
Inari - Honningsvåg
Finland - Norway ° 353km ° b,d
Go north! And going more north from Inari means also that we are driving out from the forest area. Trees shrink to bushes before they disappear totally before we arrive at Honnigsvåg!
But before we start our awesome driving day, we visit Siida! Siida is a Sami Center, museum and nature centre!
Day 11 ° Monday
Norway ° ?km ° b
From Alta you have main 3 choices to the south;
1) E6 which is following coastal Norway. 2) E45 through central Sweden.
3) E8/E75 through Finland! ... and many alternatives! :) ... or
4) Alta - Rovaniemi - Kuopio - Helsinki with your tour leader, 3 days additional Finland experience. Ask!
Day 02 - Saturday
Helsinki - St Petersburg
Finland - Russia ° 390km ° 4h 59m ° b,l,d
Showtime. Go east! our 1st stop is a coffee break at Red Wooded Porvoo. From there we drive to the border where it takes what it takes! When we have all our stamps we will have a Russian lunch and then we head to the magnificent Tsars St Petersburg!
After dinner, it's time for a canal cruise and you understand fast why St Petersburg is also called the 'Venice of the North'.
Day 04 - Monday
St Petersburg - Petrozavodsk
Russia ° 431km ° 5h 30m ° b,l,d
Today we hit the Murmansk Highway and leave the pearl of Russia, St Petersburg and drive to the pearl of Karelia, Petrozavodsk! At the lunch stop, you will have your best borch-soup on this tour at the famous Farmers Restaurant!
Petrozavodsk, which is the lively capital of Karelia Oblast and also an excellent place to have a traditional Karelian dinner!
Day 06 - Wednesday
Belomorsk - Murmansk
Russia ° 638km ° 8h 20m ° b,d
This is a bit longer day. We have 640 km to go, but we can do it easily! There are not any traffic lights between Belomorsk and Murmansk... and not much traffic either! And it will not be dark whatever time we arrive at the exotic city of Murmansk! Nights are bright until the end of August! Most likely we will have our 'helmet beers' before 7 pm! Helmet beer = a beer you drink at the hotel's bar with your driving gear on before going to the room! :)
Day 08 - Friday
Murmansk - Inari
Russia - Finland ° 412km ° b,d
Today is a 'Go West' -day all day. We drive to Finland's Lapland. But before that, we visit the city of Nikel, which all gods have abandoned! :) ... and we will also have Hot Dogs at the Kirkenes central square in Norway! To Inari, we drive the fun Sevettijärvi road! On the road is not much traffic, more raindeers than cars!? So be awake!
Day 10 - Sunday
Honnigsvåg - Nordkapp - Alta
Norway ° 241km ° b,d
In the morning we drive to the end of the Road! To the North Cape! And maybe you visited it also last night? When we are done, we turn our bikes in the direction south and our landscapes are today as breathtaking as they were yesterday! Our last driving days address is Alta. And in the evening is time for the farewell dinner in a Sami's TeePee!
Including & Excluding the Price
Including the Price
° Professional Bike & Boat tour leader
° Roadbook of the tour
° Accommodation in good midrange places in 2 person rooms
° Welcome dinner cruise with sea-food buffet in Helsinki
° Good breakfast every morning
° Lunch x3 & dinner x7
° Canal cruise in St Petersburg
° Sauna when available at hotel
° Northcape entrance fee
° Entrance fee to Petergof gardens
° Fuel & Roadtols
° Tour shirt
° Help with visa hierocracy
Excluding the Price
° Visa to Russia
° Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
° What is not mentioned in Including the Price
Good to Know
° 100% paved
° most of roads are in good condition
° daytime normally +15 to 25
Celsius in the south... +10 to 20 Celcius in the north!
° rain? Possible :)
° for all of us bikers
SUPPORT CAR FOR LUGGAGE
Make Your Own Pizza
° If you are a group of Friends, driving buds, co-workers... you can make your own tailor-made 'pizza' for more or less the same price than a ready tour!
° We can also modify every exciting tour to longer, shorter, higher, lower, wider, narrower and so! :)
° You can send us your wish list simply with an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to Own Pizza page and we will be back to you in 24hours!
Bikes on Tour
° everything goes
° engine size ° 600 cc >
° all-road, sport, custom... we stay on asphalt so any type of bike os a good bike!