Ponoi and Umba season 2010 – countdown for a new season in Salmon Heaven

steffen Archived posts Leave a Comment


Welcome to Salmon Junkies programs in Ponoi and Umba – following information regarding Visa and travelling will hopefully help you to get a clear picture of the thrilling Salmon programs you have signed up for – programs that is only one of its kind in many aspect – To get a good start on your dream trip we will kindly ask you to study this information, in order to secure a wonderful trip with a lot of fun and pleasant memories for the rest of you life.

I comprehensive Pre trip information will be ready to all of our guests within a week – in this information you will be able to find all the necessary information you will need

All our guests will automatic receive this information by e mail


To obtain a Russian Tourist Visa you will need an invitation letter – Salmon Junkies will mail your invitation letter during April month.

For our Umba autumn program you will receive your invitation letter end of July until middle of August

In order to issue a correct invitation letter is important that you have filled in our electronic Booking Confirmation – you will find this form on our front page on www.salmonjunkies.com

Everyone travelling to Russia is responsible for obtaining his or her own visa.

Please notice that regulations require that you can only do so within three months of the start of your Russian holiday.

The Russian Embassy will stamp the Visa direct into your passport and we feel it is both safer and more convenient for everyone that you send the paper to one of the many specialist travel companies in your country that deals with this.

If for any reason you have problems with your invitation paper or visa, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

The normal time to get a Visa is 7 working days plus mail, which means approx. 2 weeks.

For the 2010 season SALMON JUNKIES will start the invitation process in April.

To process your Visa application it must be sent to a consulate or local visa agent.

Salmon Junkies will strongly advice you to contact one of the many specialist travel companies in your country that deal with this.

You will need following to obtain a Russian Visa

  • Russian Invitation (Salmon Junkies will supply you with this letter not later than one month before you leaving)
  • Questionnaire form to be filled out and signed at the bottom – This questionnaire can vary from country to country, so please contact your local Russian consulate or visa support for further information – Today you can download this Questionnaire from your local consulate or travel agency web page
  • Your Passport
  • Four Passport photos (with some Embassies it is enough with two)

The Russian Visa Application form will require you to confirm that you have both travel insurance and medical evacuation cover valid in Russia.

Please double-check your passport and visa in plenty of time before departure from your home country. Remember a passport must be valid for six months after date of planned departure from Russia. Your visa must have your name exactly as it is written in your passport and the dates in your visa must cover your entire visit to Russia.

If these details are not correct you could be refused entry into Russia


Most guests fly into Russia via Helsinki Friday, and typically overnight there. Arrival day to Russia and the camps Saturday (Not for Acha Explore programsee travel itinerary for Acha Explore below in this information)

Helsinki – Murmansk (MMK)

If you want to use the charter flight from Helsinki to Murmansk, each Saturday. Please contact Frontiers directly

Timetable for 2010 charter flight will operate as follows: on successive Saturdays, May 15-September 25.
Depart  Helsinki 9:00am, arrive Murmansk 11:55am.
Depart Murmansk 1:05pm, arrive Helsinki 1:55pm.
All times shown above are local. Please note that passengers should not schedule ongoing flights before 4:00pm departure from Helsinki.
The round trip price is: $1400 – contact person dlyons@frontierstravel.com

Alternative routes

St. Petersburg – Murmansk

For info and booking contact – http://www.pulkovo.dk/enindex.htm You arrive Friday evening Murmansk (MMK.) – You have to stay one night in Murmansk.. Saturday morning you take a Taxi back to MMK. Airport. You have to be at the MMK. Airport not later than 10.30 Am.

Moscow – Murmansk

Same process as for the St Petersburg flight – for info and booking contact – http://www.aeroflot.ru/eng/

Oslo – Kirkenes – Murmansk. – Bus from Kirkenes to Murmansk. For more info and booking contact  http://www.flysas.com/Default.aspx?vst=true&epslanguage=EN

Or Norwegian from Oslo to Kirkenes – http://www.norwegian.com/en/

Bus transport from Kirkenes to Murmansk contact: booking@russland.ru

Please keep our office aware of your travelling route to Murmansk – Thanks

Recommendable Hotel in Helsinki – Hilton Helsinki-Vantaa Airport hotel

Only a 3 minute walk from the airport, the contemporary Hilton Helsinki Vantaa Airport hotel can be reached directly from the terminal via a covered walkway. Revitalize yourself after your flight with a sauna, dine on healthy Finnish cuisine in the Restaurant Gui or unwind in a comfortable, soundproofed guestroom. Traveling is made easier with self-service airline check-in and flight information available at the Lobby.

The hotel is also well equipped for meetings, events and conferences for 2 to 340 guests. The modern facilities include a spacious Ballroom, a boardroom, 5 meeting rooms, a dedicated Executive Floor and Lounge, a 24 hour Business Center and parking space for 100 cars in front of the hotel.  Hotel Hilton offer a wide rage of rooms – Salmon Junkies recommend strongly this hotel

Contact address

Lentajankuja 1, Vantaa, Finland 1530
Tel: 358-9-73220   Fax: 358-9-732-22211

Web address: http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/HELAIHI-Hilton-Helsinki-Vantaa-Airport-hotel/index.do


If you need to overnight in Murmansk I will strongly recommend Hotel Meridian down town Murmansk – A Taxi from Mumansk Air port and down town cost approx $30 – $40

You can do your Hotel reservation by contacting http://www.meridian-hotel.ru/eng/index.php

Another great and recommendable hotel is Hotel Park Inn Poliarnie Zorihttp://www.murmansk.parkinn.ru/

I comprehensive Pre trip information will be ready to all of our guests with a week – in this information you will be able to find all the necessary information you will need, in order to secure the last details for you dream trip to Salmon Heaven –

All Salmon Junkies guests will automatic receive this information by e mail within short

Best regards


Leave a Reply