This is a segment of the 32 day trip with the same name.

Since the Perestroika was initiated by Gorbatchov Russia has become a more common tourist destination for Western Europeans, but mainly applies to the cities. The real authentic Russia, with its endless meadows, uncountable creeks, rustic villages with unique wooden houses and churches only starts in the outback is our destination

Having travelled through Scandinavia individually you will be met near the Norwegian-Russian border and then taken to Murmansk. From there on you will drive part on the tour we will travel off the beaten track, and on gravel roads, but will be rewarded by views of wonderful orange pine forest. In the villages you will meet people know no modern snobism - they are real openhearted, hospitable Russians.

Only the one who has seen the northern Russian back lands, the Russia without make-up, in its natural beauty can say "I have seen Russia".

Tour Leader for this tour: Dana Lemeziene with husband Vytas