Hunting the magic of Northern Lights in Russia

Northern lights, Aurora Borealis, polar lights or natural lights show. No matter what you call it or how you describe it, this magical phenomenon is something to see with your own eyes at least once in a lifetime! The colourful display is possible to be seen above the frigid Arctic Circle regions in the Northern Hemisphere, but could it be an alternative destination to go on a Northern Lights trip beside Scandinavia and Canada?

Northern Lights - The most Awe-inspiring Natural Phenomenon

Only eight countries reach north above the Arctic Circle, but without a doubt, Russia reigns supreme. Parts of Russia’s northernmost regions above the Arctic Circle are some of the best places to see these dazzling displays, while this means freezing winters with uninterrupted nights that setting for one of the planet’s most awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The magical lights show lasting from a few minutes to several days and happening from September to March.

Murmansk - One of the Top 5 Best places to see Northern Lights 

Nestled in the far north-west of Russian Lapland, Murmansk is the largest city above Arctic Circle near Finland and Norway. Besides the well-known Tromso, Norilsk and Vorkuta, Murmansk enjoys over 40 days of uninterrupted night, making it one of the world’s premier destinations for the Aurora Borealis.

What determines the formation of aurora high up in the north depends on the weather when solar activity is strong and the night temperature is below 10°C. This turns the region into a backdrop for the magical light show, peaking from January to February.

A luxury train Journey from Moscow to Murmansk

If you dream to hunt Northern Lights, consider choosing Russia as your destination. To make your Northern Lights trip to Russia even more sensational, travel on a luxury train from Moscow to Murmansk.

The Russia luxury train leaving from Moscow, you will explore the beautiful Moscow before you board the train to Murmansk as you return in St. Petersburg giving you the chance to see this amazing city too.

The highlights of Russia Northern Lights Tour 

You can see so much more with our Russia travel package, embark on an epic train journey into Russian Lapland to capture the magical natural phenomenon, experience Russia with its diverse blend of cultures, gastronomy, hospitality and age-old traditions like no others. 

Explore Russia’s capitals and national parks adorned with a white blanket of snow, just imagine looking at Moscow’s beautiful Red Square and watching snowflakes fall on the colourful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Get a taste of Russian enchanting history, be amazed by the intricate indoor and outdoor snow sculpture in the Snow Village Museum of Kirovsk. Ride on a snowmobile into the mountains, you might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. 

The Saami settlement is a place of reindeer grazing areas in Murmansk region on the Kola Peninsula. The main occupation of the Saami is reindeer farming, fishermen and hunters. The Saami possesses rich, unique folklore and many still wear the distinctive and colourful traditional Lappish clothing which almost has not changed over the last century.

The Russian luxury train - Northern Lights Explorer 

The Northern Light Explorer offers two types of accommodations, either Deluxe Gold Cabin with private amenities or Standard Plus Cabin with shared amenities.

Enjoy hot freshly-cooked meals that offer delicious Russian cuisine aboard the restaurant car, unwind at the bar and a friendly host is ready at your disposal.


Generally, the ride is safe, warm and comfortable in the severe winter months. As a bonus, taking the train is better because, versus air or ground transportation, flights might be delayed due to bad weather while slippery roads often cause traffic jams during winter time.

The Northern Lights should be on the bucket list of every passionate traveller and adventure seeker. Discover Russia and hunting Northern Lights on an epic train journey, it’s a spectacle you will remember for your lifetime! Treat yourself for a special Winter holiday, do not miss this unique opportunity. Booking is now open, find out more @

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