To the creation of our magic houses, we approached with special care. We have studied the requirements and wishes of tourists from all over the world. In our village the comfort, miracles and hospitality of the northern people are combined.
We stayed at Aurora Village for 4 days and a half in summer for a glamping adventure. The domes are extremely cosy and warm with floor heating when the temperatures drop at night and there's even a stove with wood if you are chilly. Everything inside is convenient : a large bathroom with excellent shower, a table and chairs. If you are a family, there's a mezzanine upstairs with more beds. It is a great spot to get a beautiful view over the lake.
On the glamping site, there's a café which is soon to open (it will be a fantastic place for sunsets over the lake!). You also have the possibility to bring your own food to cook on the bbq (chachliks are a traditional activity for Russian people). And there's also a Japanese jacuzzi if you feel like a warm relaxing time. If, like I am, you are more of a cold bath person, a swim in the lake is also a great refreshing activity that I recommend (for a few minutes if you don't want to end up frozen:-)). You can also easily go for a hike in the tundra around the lake. Russian people pick berries and mushrooms there at that time of the year so as the saying goes : do as the locals do! If you walk towards the left hand-side of the beach, you will end up in a pretty picturesque village on the shore of the lake. Only locals and datchas there, but it's worth it especially around 4 or 5 pm for photos when the lights turn golden. Talking about golden, we saw the midnight sun while we were there ! An incredible moment !
Aurora Village also organises day tours. We took one to Teriberka which I strongly recommend as well. Indeed, we ended up on the north-western coast of Russia on the shores of the Barents sea which was a total escape for foreigners like us ! We saw the wide and wild tundra, the one you read about in adventure novels when you are young, magnificent lakes and, of course, the old fishermen's village called Teriberka. Further
away on the other side of the
village, we took some pics at the
ghostly but very photogenic ship
cemetery : a great place for your
instagram account ;-) and then, we
went to Dragon eggs beach (wow !
THAT is a spot !) And to a wild
I'd like to thank Oleg and his staff for making our week at Aurora village a great time. We were stuck in Russia because of covid 19 and couldn't see our family in France which we haven't seen for a year so we really appreciated their warm
welcome, their disponibility and efficiency.
Imagine, you are lying so warm, on a good bed, and your gaze falls on the stars and yes, the northern lights! This is what you can experience in Aurora Village! We were very lucky, we saw the FIRST northern lights of the season on one of the nights that I stayed at the hotel. So, Aurora is kind of our talisman of luck And I also want to say a little about the service with which we so frankly sucks in Russia ... One night we went into the forest to make a spoon from a dry tree. Well, we wanted to, we are tourists and we didn't want to eat from an ordinary spoon. And Aurora's staff found out, knocked on our house and brought spoons! We laughed very nicely, said "thank you very much, but we deliberately went to make a spoon ourselves, out of wood, and not because we do not have it" 🤣This is how the service should be🙌
A big advantage - Glamping is located far from the city and you will not be prevented from skyscraper watching the miracle of nature. Glass domed houses are supposedly located on a stage raised above the ground. Inside, it is very warm and cozy: the floor is heated, there are batteries and an own stove, which for “romance” can be melted with wood, in the toilet room everything is like in a hotel - a shower cabin, a washbasin and a toilet bowl. The house is designed for a company of four people (I think, if desired, you can expand the number of places). It offers guests various options - breakfast "in bed", dinner, a ceremony of shamans, swimming in a font with hot water ...
Every day various excursions are sent from the Aurora Hotel: Teriberka, Murmansk, the village of shamans ... - you will not have to be bored. But the most valuable thing is the northern lights. My daughter and I saw only the first "volleys", joyful lay down for a second ... and happily fell asleep. Now we see photos of friends, we envy and dream of returning there again, in order to “catch” the Northern Lights.
On the way from Teriberka, we stopped at the most unusual hotel, with houses in the form of glass domes. For dinner, our chef Alexander Zakharov prepared a delicious BBQ dinner! Branded chicken and an hour ago cod caught in the Barents Sea ... This is something ... Fabulous round alien houses. They are small, but inside there is everything you need: warm floor, stove, bathroom with shower and toilet, warm blankets, deer skins and bed linen with husks)
Many tourists visit this place in winter, now we also dream of coming to admire the northern lights, but I want to say that in summer it has its own callorite and charm.
Many thanks to all the staff for the warm and very friendly welcome! Now we are waiting for winter and we will definitely come here for a new portion of positive and unforgettable emotions !!
... For example, here, in Aurora Village on the Kola Peninsula, not only familiar beds and showers, but also warm floors, for example.
At the same time, the glass wall and ceiling allow you to really sleep literally under the open starry sky and the northern lights. And even take a picture of him. Imagine the feeling here on a clear winter night!
Economic Information Agency
One of the best places to see the northern lights is the open space away from the city. As an example of an interesting hotel, where the eyes of the "Northern Lights catchers" rush, we can name the hotel complex "Aurora Village". It consists of ten domed houses with panoramic windows, where all comfortable conditions are created (shower, toilet, heated floors and a glass roof of the house through which you can enjoy the starry sky and the northern lights). Guests of the complex can taste the dishes of Arctic cuisine in the large domed Aurora cafe, use the services of a husky park and plunge into the Japanese font ofuro. Another plus - the hotel is located on the way to Teriberka. Link to the article: https://1prime.ru/business/20190926/830355439.html
journalist of RBC newspaper
“... Make a stop at Aurora Village Hotel - hemispheres with a partially glass ceiling through which you can watch the northern lights without getting out from under the covers. The hotel is located about 50 km from Murmansk, on the shores of Lake Kanentyavr. Modern igloos with good interiors are suitable for living at any time of the year. There is a well-thought-out heating system, warm floors, there is a shower cabin. Just do not forget to throw a bathrobe out of the shower - half the dome is still glass. The rooms are designed for four guests (two places in the attic). The cost of living in the shining season is from 15 to 25 thousand rubles. per day. As a bonus, get an outdoor jacuzzi, from which you absolutely do not want to get out of the cold ... " From the article “What to see in the Murmansk region” in the RBC newspaper https://style.rbc.ru/impressions/5d8353e49a794733839f340d
The needle houses in Aurora are not made of snow, but glass, you can directly lie on the bed watching the sky. Cool. Since every house has everything for autonomous and quite comfortable accommodation, the presence of neighbors was not embarrassed at all. In fact, we only spent the night in a needle, as all day we went around in search of beautiful revenge. However, we did not manage to see the Northern Lights on these two nights, but managed to steam in a barrel on a fire directly in the open air. Oh, unforgettable sensations. In general, all this looks like some alien villages))) At the same time in houses warm floor, batteries, beds-mattress-bedding, its bathroom with shower.
"... First of all, a complex of 6 fleshy needles even externally, visually causes genuine delight.Inside there is everything to live comfortably in warmth and cozy for several days. Bathroom, 4-5 beds, stove and panoramic view of tundra and northern lights. The place nevertheless needs to be armoured in advance, as there are no analogues of Aurora Village here. Also soon in Aurora will build a large cafe and space for events and 3 new needles. Generally take note)"
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In these houses we live between Murmansk and Teriberka. Through the panoramic windows that cover half the Needle is convenient to look at the polar lights without leaving the room. But the coolest thing here is with open- Japanese open-air water bath Furaco and then on a warm room and a cosy evening with a nice company.
Girls from Vologda
Dear Oleg! ⭐ We are grateful to you and your super team for the presented emotions and impressions of stay in Murmansk!!! ????? Success in all kind of undertakings!! ? Until next time!! ? Girls from Vologda! ??
producer on NTV cannel
Review from team of "Let's go We Will Eat" TVshow with John Warren.? Anna Isaeva (the producer of NTV) writes us:
✨ "Oleg, hello! I am very glad that the show was pleasant, we tried for all 100%) And many thanks to you for this unique night in the tundra, then all team was inspired and caught this powerful spirit of the North! I hope very much that we still will return! "
A lovely place to stay, very clean and warm, friendly staff and a bottle of welcome complimentary champagne is a surprise. 4 of us stay in one room still feel very cosy. Staff are very helpful when we need them to help making some local calls. I’d highly recommend my friends to come as it’s more affordable compare to Finland Igloo. Also we watch aurora inside and outside the Igloo so good luck to all other visitors.
The best place to see Aurora near Murmansk
Aurora Village is absolutely amazing! I had seen the most amazing aurora there. The igloo itself is very special, there are only 6 of them so the place won't get too busy. You can stay inside the warm and cozy igloo and go outside when you see the northern light. The staff will also knock on your door when northern light is visible. I spent one night there and see the northern light many times. If you are lucky like me, you can just lie in bed and see the aurora from inside, definitely one of the best way to view aurora! It's a great place to see northern light as there is not much light pollution. It's only 40mins to 1 hour drive from Murmansk, worth visiting if you are in the area!
The uncle Oleg will show you the March Polar Lights!
The only glass cottage in Russia where you can observe the polar lights! (translation from Chinese)
Review from Booking
Perfect location to watch aurora on the day we stayed. Warm and clean room. Nice and helpful staff. We don’t bring any food and drink to there. Staff arranged paid car to drive us to Murmansk supermarket to to buy food and drink. Besides, Our car stuck on the snowy road. Staff help us by all means to solve the problem. We do feel great and comfortable to stay. Highly recommended
I stayed at Aurora village and was a great and memorable experience, I was lucky with the weather and with the comfort of the place to enjoy this amazing gift of nature, the northern lights. The staff was friendly and the place very clean. I really enjoyed it and thanks for all. I was a great place to stay and the location is beautiful with the close by lake. Instagram - @santi_viajasimplemente
Review from Booking.com
At last that in Russia, there was a hotel in which with comfort, in heat, with a cup of tea or a glass of wine to observe a nature miracle - the polar lights!!!
It is a lot of good points: Very warmly! There is everything that is necessary for a cosiness: the wood furnace which will be kindled by employees and will watch (if you do not want to do it)
The personnel took care of that to us it was cozy and warm. If you want to leave and look at shine on the street, that is warm plaids and warm galoshes which were also prepared by the staff of hotel! The thermos with boiled water for tea and coffee was brought at any time as soon as we asked. And still the fact that it was pleasant to us it is individual thermal mug, for all!
Our group of 4 stayed here for 2 nights in February 2018.
A perfect place to get away from the light of the city and of course perfect place to see Aurora. Staffs are very friendly and helpful but if you don't speak Russian, I would recommend you to have google translate with you to communicate better with the staff and they are very kind and always be there 24 hours to assist you. Hot shower in the bathroom was working perfectly fine.
The owner of the village, Mr. Oleg has also the tour company . Very reliable and he himself is very helpful and responded to my email very promptly . The tour programs are very flexible depending on your availability.
Check out visitmurmansk.info for more detail.This Aurora Village in Murmansk is still pretty new to the market and the price to stay is very affordable compare to other countries in Scandinavia . I would love to go back again one day.
The amazing place with an unusual structure of houses. Quiet and peaceful. All necessary is. The best place for observation of the polar lights or romantic evenings)
It should be noted caring and helpful staff. Houses very warm, are the oven with firewood. Shower and toilet all clean. Wi-Fi is, the brazier is. The territory closed, but it is possible to leave and walk. Generally very much it was pleasant to us!
...the most northern ocean, the brightest stars...
Such days in which it is possible to find room for the whole life are especially valuable... as if to squeeze her, to concentrate very best... interesting people, the impressing types, fascinating stories... to pass many kilometers on the way to the purpose. To catch new shots in a lens, new smells, to see the most boundless tundra, the most northern ocean, the brightest stars, to try the most tasty cod and to get the hottest emotions. Thanks hospitable North!
Maxim and Maria
Thank you very much for your coziness and hospitality! We are asked by many friends where such a wonder-village is and how to get there. We give your contact. Good luck and prosperity!
It is a good trip. Service is excellant especially at Igloo. They help me from cold weather. All of them at Igloo so good, try to communicate by google translate. Also tour in saami village and husky farm are fantastic and northern light hunting Dimar is a lot of help for take a photo. Very nice people in your team. Good team work. Also good leader. We have a good memory here.
We enjoy all the trip!
I am very impressed with your guide "Ivan". We enjoy all the trip.It is a happy time and wonderful experience. We appreciated his helpful all 3 days and will advice my friiends will visit here.
Hi Oleg, thanks for your help for our journey in Murmansk.. We have fun and enjoy! See you in september ;).. From Indonesia
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