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Krasnoyarsk Krai The turbulent and beautiful Nizhnyaya Tunguska River

History of one of the most challenging hiking trails in the Krasnoyarsk Region

'Isle of Terror'

Concentration camp for Russians on Mudyug Island

The Komi Republic A snowy ghost in concrete and steel

The abandoned settlement named Rudnik is home to geologists and prisoners.

Arkhangelsk Oblast The heart of the history of the Russian North Arkhangelsk Regional Lore Museum: 185 years it keeps the history for future generations

Museum of Local Lore, one of the oldest of its kind in Russia, that celebrated its 185th anniversary in 2022.

The Republic of Karelia In Peter the Great's footsteps: A lost village in Karelia Petrovsky Yam and its long history

The aesthetics of abandoned villages in the Arctic are a particular kind of enjoyment, attracting many tourists decked out with camera equipment.

Dikson: an outpost of civilisation in the Arctic

Tourism for the strong of mind and body

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The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Arctic safari on a frozen sea

Following the Irkutsk boat in the Laptev Sea

Nenets Autonomous Okrug International fairs for cossacks beyond the Polar Circle

The history of Arctic exploration in the Museum-Reserve «Pustozyorsk»

Krasnoyarsk Krai Travelling around the industrial capital of the North

Norilsk surroundings for tourists and business travellers

Murmansk Oblast The Kola Peninsula's protected areas The home of reindeer and beavers in Russian Lapland

There are not many places left in the world where pristine nature is preserved intact.

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 'Gold-boiling' Mangazeya Arctic Eldorado of Russian pioneers

Gold comes in many forms. Since Kievan Rus, one of the main objects of trade with Europe and the East has been precious furs, sometimes valued on a par with emeralds, diamonds and rubies.

Labyrinths of the Sámi gods

Kuzova Archipelago is a unique world of Karelian megaliths

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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukchi birdwatching: nature reserves for wildlife lovers

How to see and love a tundra swan at the edge of Eurasia

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Gydansky National Park: A land of nomads Journey to the Nenets and Enets nomads

Not all Arctic protected areas can boast of being tourist-friendly. The harsh climate, vast distances and capricious weather can derail any plans, no matter how hard a tour operator tries.

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Whale bones on Itygran Island

The famous Whale Alley — Chukotka's unique archaeological site

The Komi Republic Protected mountains of the Polar Urals The northernmost mountain in the Komi Republic, rafting on a polar river and the remains of an ancient sea in the middle of the tundra

The nature of the Polar Urals is unapproachable and harsh in its laconic, austere beauty.

Arkhangelsk Oblast A real 'Russian Arctic' The harsh and beautiful archipelago of Novaya Zemlya

The Arctic has always beckoned travellers, remaining a harsh and inaccessible land.

Cultural Life in the Polar Seafarers' City

A Quest for Food for Thought and Spirit in Murmansk

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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Big Ice Island in the North Sea Route

How Polar Bears, Birds, and Walruses Took Over a Soviet Weather Station

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Boundless Arctic: Primaeval Tundra of Yamal

A land of reindeer herders, muskoxen, and freeriding enthusiasts

The Komi Republic Cranberries, Cedars and Endless Marshes of Komi Nature Reserves

Picking berries and fishing in the Arctic

Gentle and cold White Sea The White Sea is a unique place where the developed tourist infrastructure coexists with a sense of the wild Arctic

The White Sea is surrounded by land almost from all sides, and it is connected with the Barents Sea only by a narrow strait between Svyatoy Nos and Kanin Nos capes.

The Republic of Karelia The untouched nature of Arctic Karelia The world's deepest lakelet, spruce, moss and mountains near the Arctic Circle

In the very north of Karelia, on the border with Finland and the Murmansk Region, Paanajarvi National Park was established on 20 May 1992.

The new museum of old Chukotka

The art and history of the Far East's most Arctic region

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Krasnoyarsk Krai The bird kingdom at the mouth of the Yenisei

A hundred bird species on Arctic islands near the beginning of Taimyr

Murmansk Oblast Northernmost forest on the border of three countries

The youngest Arctic nature reserve on the border between Russia, Norway and Finland

The Republic of Karelia Death Mountain: travellers in search of Karelian spirits

What do the ghosts of Mount Vottovaara say?

Murmansk Oblast Sam Syit What attracts tourists to the open-air museum Sami village in the Murmansk region

Arkhangelsk Oblast The Most Beautiful Village in Russia The village of Kimzha in the Arkhangelsk Region is a place where old Russian traditions and wooden houses with centuries of history still exist to this day

The village of Kimzha in the Arkhangelsk region takes one back in time at least a century, into the atmosphere of a real Russian village with the church as the main building in the settlement, artisans working in wooden huts, the sounds of folk songs on the streets and traditional festivals.

Lake Vivi

The main tourist attraction of Lake Vivi is its southeastern shore, where the geographical centre of the Russian Federation is located

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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug The easternmost point of Russia and Eurasia

Cape Dezhnev on the Chukchi Peninsula attracts tourists dreaming of visiting the edge of the world

The Republic of Karelia White Sea-Baltic Canal

One of the most ambitious projects of the Soviet five-year plan that resulted in the creation of the largest hydraulic and transport facility in the country

Mangazeya. The First Polar Town

The history of the vanished town that played one of the key roles in the exploration of the Russian North

Nenets Autonomous Okrug The Pristine Beauty of the Far North Take a trip to the first and only nature reserve of the Nenets Autonomous Area

The Nenets State Nature Reserve is located in the Barents Sea on the Russky Zavorot Peninsula.

Arkhangelsk Oblast The Underground Kingdom of Pinega The Pinega Caves are one of the most mysterious places in the Arkhangelsk region

Underground halls, karst corridors, mysterious ice crystals—these are all things you can see during a tour of the Pinega Caves.

Sacred Lake of the Sami

Why Seidozero on the Kola Peninsula attracts tourists, mystics and explorers

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Equipping against the cold

What to wear and what to take with you to travel to the Arctic in the most comfortable way

The Republic of Karelia 'The Stone Chronicle' of the White Sea Region

The petroglyphs of the White Sea are considered world-famous masterpieces of prehistoric rock-carving art

Journey to 'the Top of the Earth'

What rules to follow when visiting the Arctic

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic On a visit to Chyskhaan: why go to the ice residence to the winter wizard Chyskhaan, the lord of the cold from Yakutia, settled in one of the coldest places on Earth

Although the most important winter wizard - Santa Claus - lives in Veliky Ustyug, he has numerous colleagues in the Russian regions.

Snowkiting: best spots to catch the wind in the Arctic Kite stations in the Arctic

Snowkiting is a relatively new sport, but it has already become very popular.

Travelling to the Arctic for a catch

The best winter fishing spots in the Far North

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Snowmobiling in the Arctic

Where in the Arctic can you learn a snowmobile

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Visiting the Arctic Ded Moroz

The best time to travel to the Yamal Iri residence near Salekhard

Murmansk Oblast A song of snow and ice: why travel to the Snow Village in Kirovsk

The Snow Village is the largest snow construction project in Russia

Murmansk Oblast Ski season from October to June Arctic destinations for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts

The Arctic is a great place for winter sports fans.

Venison with chocolate sauce, Lapland fish soup, sugudai: the foods to try in Arctic restaurants A guide to unusual restaurants of the Arctic and an introduction to the unique Arctic menu

Local Arctic cuisine is gaining in popularity among tourists and the inhabitants of northern regions.

'Hunting season' for the northern lights

Where and when to see one of the most spectacular atmospheric phenomena

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Unique Arctic museums

Everything is special in the Arctic. Even the local history museums are not like those in the European part of Russia.

To St. Petersburg for the Arctic

The most beautiful places in the Arctic

Need the perfect place for an Arctic photoshoot?

Murmansk Oblast Teriberka: trekking above the Arctic Circle Sights that you can reach on foot in a town above the Arctic Circle

On the shore of the Arctic Ocean with a view of the Northern Lights The top 5 most unusual hotels in the Arctic

History, permafrost and waterfalls

Exploring the Komi Republic

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Krasnoyarsk Krai Art in the tundra: what to see in Norilsk

A guide to museums in one of the world's most northern cities.

The Republic of Karelia A journey back through the ages

Travelling to Kalevala, the home of world-renowned epic

Gastronomy of the Arctic

You don't have to go to Italy or Thailand to get a new culinary experience

'Silver Necklace': Miracles of the North Sights to see in the Arctic regions that comprise “the Silver Necklace” of Russia

The tourist project 'Silver Necklace of Russia' (named by analogy with the well-known 'Golden Ring') was developed quite recently

The Arctic: As per Iconic Films Where and how movies about the Arctic were shot

In the 1930s, the Arctic became one of the most popular subjects with filmmakers

Mysterious Pyramiden

How a mining community on the island of Spitsbergen became a popular travel destination in the Russian Arctic

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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug One 'Hope' in a Million

The traditional sledge dog race called Nadezhda (Hope) is held in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

Spying on Whales

Best Whale Watching Spots

Flavour of the Arctic

Traditional Arctic cuisine

Chasing the Northern Lights The best spots to hunt for the northern lights

"The night which is barely seen..." Where can you go to see the midnight sun?

The midnight sun (white nights) is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs in the subarctic, in particular, in the north of Russia.

10 reasons to go Yamal

Here, we will tell you about the major sights of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region

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Arctic Glamping: Comfort in the exotic

'Glamour' and 'Arctic' seem like incompatible concepts. But only at first glance

What Does One Need to Conquer the Russian North?

The Arctic is as beautiful as it is severe

Arctic Holidays

The Arctic in the wintertime: where to go and what to see

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic The Pole of Cold and Human Capabilities Oymyakon is the coldest inhabited place on Earth

The Pole of Cold in the northern hemisphere is located here

Arkhangelsk Oblast Solovki: immersion in history Traveling to prayerful places, walking through ancient labyrinths and meeting with belugas

On the Solovetsky Islands - the largest archipelago in the White Sea - the flavor of history is felt like nowhere else

Yakutia: A Journey into the Cold

Who gives the symbol of cold to Father Christmas, how to hear the 'whisper of the stars' and where to find the phoenix of the North

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Krasnoyarsk Krai Taymyr: The Peninsula of the Northern Winds

The 'hurricane graveyard', a huge mammoth in an ice cube and an underground palace carved into the permafrost. Why is the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory so different from the other Arctic regions of Russia?

The Komi Republic Komi: The Seventh Wonder of Russia in the Middle of the Ancient Taiga

Who protects the 'lungs of Europe' and where did the stone giants on the Manpupuner plateau come from?

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yamal: A Jade Waterfall and Space-like Craters

On the Yamal Peninsula, waterfalls tumble down rocks of real jade. At any moment, a huge 'black hole' may burst open in the middle of the tundra

Nenets Autonomous Okrug Nenets Okrug: Tundra, Idols, and Sacred Islands Who built a medieval city in the middle of the tundra

The Nenets Autonomous Okrug sits on the very edge of an endless tundra

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukotka: Fjords, Secrets, and Polar Bears Who built the Chukotka 'Stonehenge', and how many patients visit the world's biggest 'birth centre' for polar bears?

The harsh Chukotka winter stretches over 10 months out of every year

Holidays in North Karelia

The highest mountain, the tallest waterfall, a miniature Lake Baikal, and UNESCO-protected ancient petroglyphs. What other hidden treasures await you in arctic Karelia?

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On the roof

Russia is fourth in the ranking of countries which are centres of Arctic tourism

Unique fauna of the Arctic

Surviving the impossible

Northern life rules

The culture of peoples of the Arctic

Arctic sea hunters Hunting shaped the lifestyle of the Arctic coast residents

Sea hunting is a traditional activity for indigenous peoples of the Arctic coast

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Reindeer herding in the Arctic People cannot survive in tundra without reindeer

Reindeer herding remains the main activity of indigenous peoples

The land of a thousand lakes, canyons and waterfalls

The Putorana Plateau remains a blank space on the tourist map

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Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug The thriving "gas capital" of Russia

Novy Urengoy ranks first based on income per capita

Nenets Autonomous Okrug Arctic adventures in the tundra capital

A city where fantasy palaces stand next to the Nenets chums, which carefully preserves traditions of the past

Murmansk Oblast Murmansk: the largest city north of the Arctic Circle

Port city in the ice-free Kola Bay receives cargo and welcomes tourists all year round

Arkhangelsk Oblast Arkhangelsk: the first Russian seaport An ancient city in the mouth of the Northern Dvina preserves traditions of the Pomor culture

Arkhangelsk played a special part in the Russian history

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug The most comfortable cities of the Russian North Technologies coexist with traditions

The Yamal Peninsula is home to Nadym and Tarko-Sale

Anadyr: the eastern outpost of Russia

The capital of Chukotka is an islet of civilisation surrounded by pristine Arctic nature

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Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Novy Urengoy: flight into the future

Novy Urengoy: flight into the future

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug The easternmost, the northernmost, the longest

Anadyr set to construct a cableway like no other in the world

Krasnoyarsk Krai Midnight sun in the polar Palmyra

Norilsk surprises tourists with beautiful architecture and natural landmarks