White Sea and Death Island Safari is SnowDiscovery’s most favorite and emotional route, which always beckons to try it again and every time it’s like a special adventure. This is a one-day expedition to the White Sea and Mudyug Island in the Dvinskaya Bay of the White Sea, we will pass a spectacular 100 km on a snowmobile, changing landscapes and daylight into dusk.
February 12, 19
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We will go around the pontoon crossing that connects the mainland, where the center of Arkhangelsk is located, with the northern island part of the city; we will pass under the railway bridge. Our snowmobiles will pass near the Rosneft oil depot and along the oil pipeline we will reach the confluence of the Kuznechikha and Northern Dvina rivers.
Winding Kuznechikha River
This is the deepest port point in Arkhangelsk, with depths of up to 9.2 meters, which allows for the safe transshipment of various cargoes to supply projects in the Arctic and transportation to Europe and Asia. From the river we will observe the loading and unloading of a cargo ship, as well as take a memorable photo set in one of the key ports of the Arctic.
Cargo area of the Arkhangelsk seaport "Economia"
The cozy village of Lapominka and Lapominsky harbor, which offers a magnificent view of the "Great White Sea". There is a white snowy surface, thick white mists, the most delicate white clouds on the bright blue sky, and even its own White Tower.
Winter bank of the Northern Dvina River
This is a place of special Russian history, where everyone should visit at least once. We will explore the preserved barracks and bunkhouses of the abandoned concentration camp that operated here in 1918−1920, we will look into the museum and learn about the mysteries of Mudyug Island.
A fascinating encounter with the island of death — Mudyug Island
Away from civilization, the station staff collect rainfall, catch wind and measure sea depths, make weather forecasts for the great land and ship owners. We will get acquainted with the everyday life and important work of meteorologists, and warm ourselves with northern tea.
Introduction to the Marine Hydrometeorological Coastal Station
Lagoon-like bay between the island of Mudyug and the mainland part of the Winter coast of the White Sea. Fishermen’s favorite place for smelt, herring, and whitefish.
Dry Sea
We will visit the local museum, learn about the history and trades of the Pomors, taste delicious herring with potatoes baked in a Russian oven, talk to the locals and start our return to the starting point.
The real Pomor village of Patrakeyevka
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What is included?
We have included most of the ingredients necessary for a successful trip:
  1. Author's itinerary with interesting locations and rest points
  2. Escort by an inspiring instructor along the route
  3. Modern reliable and powerful BRP Lynx Commander 2020 snowmobile filled up with the fuel for the whole route
  4. Training in the basics of safe snowmobile driving
  5. Necessary equipment (helmet/goggles/warm footwear)
  6. Stops for photo-pauses and exchange of impressions
  7. Guaranteed emotions and a desire to return to us again
What else should you take on a trip?
In the winter, the "personal day-traveler's kit" is always in demand in the countryside:
  • Thermos with aromatic and hot tea (sugar to taste)
  • Delicious bread with vegetables, cheese and meat slices
  • Candy and chocolates
  • Warm / spare mittens or gloves
  • Disposable salt warmers for hands / feet
  • Walkie-talkie
We will prepare such a kit for each participant of your trip on your request
If I don't have a driver's license
Snowmobile driving implies a specialized license category A1. In our routes you are accompanied by experienced instructors, their activity is considered educational if you follow the rules and safety techniques.
How the trip is arranged
After agreeing on the date and plan of the trip, the participants sign a vehicle rental contract with fixation of the material responsibility for the equipment and possible damage to third parties. After the prepayment is received, we fix the equipment and the guide for your date, we look forward to seeing you and getting ready to leave.
On the day of the trip we meet at the meeting point, at the moment of the start should be 100% payment for the trip and paid a deposit for the safety of the vehicles and equipment.
Why did you choose the new BRP snowmobiles?
For the great emotions of our customers on snowmobile trips it is extremely important:
  • to travel quickly, safely, and in comfort
  • to be as less tired and cold as possible
  • to "fight" with the equipment and its imperfections in the process of overcoming snow obstacles as less as possible
  • to encounter technical problems as rarely as possible
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