White Sea Harp Seal Watching

Duration

4 days/3 nights

Tourist activity

Nature & Wildlife Tours

Tourist destination

This northern Russia tour provides an opportunity to see harp seal pups in their natural habitat

  • Take a helicopter flight over the White Sea
  • Land on ice and see Greenland seal pups
  • Stay 3 nights in a comfortable lodge
  • March departures only
Itinerary

Day 1. Travel from Arkhangelsk to Letnaya Zolotitsa

  • Included meals: Lunch, Dinner
Fly from Arkhangelsk to Letnaya Zolotitsa by regular/charter plane flight or charter MI-8 helicopter flight (not included, please contact us for details).
Arrive in Letnaya Zolotitsa and transfer to eco hotel for 3 nights. The hotel has a restaurant, 14 comfortable DBL rooms, a Russian banya with outdoor pools.
Restaurant lunch.
Safety briefing meeting and a lecture about Harp seals.
Restaurant dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Tour to harp seals by helicopter

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast.
Board Robinson helicopter and fly over the White Sea. During the flight, we may spot beluga whales, colonies of male seals and solitary walruses. Our main goal is to find female Greenland seals and their completely white newly born puppies. We will land on a sturdy ice floe. Mother seals allow getting very close to their pups, taking photos and even touching them.
Picnic lunch.
Fly back to the hotel.
Russian banya (included)
Restaurant dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Reserve day, optional sightseeing

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast.
Reserve day to make up for bad weather. Lunch and dinner are included, as well as a walking tour to explore Zolotitsa village/nearby forest.
Optional excursions include a helicopter trip to Solovetsky Islands and a snowmobile safari.
Overnight.

Day 4. Travel back to Arkhangelsk

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast.
Free time.
Lunch and transfer to the airport for the flight back to Arkhangelsk.
Dates and prices

275000 Rubles/person

Tour dates in 2022
03-06 March,
07-10 March,
10-13 March,
14-17 March,
17-20 March,
21-24 March,
24-27 March.

Included

1. 3 nights in a dbl/twin room Letnaya Zolotitsa eco hotel;
2. Meals as per the itinerary;
3. Helicopter tour to harp seals;
4. Winter clothing for the helicopter tour;
5. Village or forest walk.

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