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Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug School of life in the tundra: The Land of Hope ethnographic camp

Brief training for aspiring reindeer herders

Murmansk Oblast City of the northern lights: Kola Nuclear Power Plant, Atomic Regatta and skiing

Visit to the Arctic nuclear workers

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Yukaghir House in Northern Yakutia: Journey to Nelemnoye Village

Fish, Spirits, and Nature

Murmansk Oblast Kovdor: Hub for Outdoor Activities in the Kola Polar Region Family-friendly Ski Resort

Kovdor, the youngest industrial hub in the Kolar Polar Region, is situated 300 km from Murmansk and 20 km from the Finnish border.

Murmansk Oblast Varzuga: fishing and wooden churches in the Russian North Pomor heritage meets modernity

Varzuga settlement, the oldest existing settlement in the Murmansk Region, is located in the Tersky district, 135 km east of Umba.

Travelling to Sannikov Land: is it possible to reach the New Siberian Islands?

Extreme tourism for fans of the real Arctic

Murmansk Oblast Journey into the world of the Terek Pomors

Umba, mon amour!

Krasnoyarsk Krai Arctic Khatanga: a base for travel in the Arctic Circle

Towards the tundra and mammoths

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Tiksi: an outpost of civilisation in the Arctic

Port, sea and the history of the North Sea Route

Murmansk Oblast Walking around Kandalaksha: a northern city with a rich history What to see in the city founded in 1526

Kandalaksha was granted city status in 1938, but its history goes back a thousand years

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Going to Egvekinot: volcanic hills, northern lights and ocean What is there to see at the edge of the world?

The settlement on the shore of Kresta Bay was established in 1946 to supply the Iultin mine developing one of the world's largest deposits of tin, tungsten, and molybdenum.

Ust-Tsilma Gorka: a celebration of Arctic round dances

Visiting Old Believers in the Komi Republic

The Republic of Karelia Pristine forest, marshes and bears: Vodlozersky National Park in Karelia

How to experience wildlife comfortably?

Arkhangelsk Oblast Kiy Island: The site of Patriarch Nikon's miraculous salvation

An ancient monastery surrounded by pine trees, sea and cliffs

Murmansk Oblast Hunting a whale with a camera in the Barents Sea

Sea tours for the brave and hardy

The Komi Republic One of Russia's biggest waterfalls in the Arctic A three-stage waterfall on the Halmeryu River

One of the biggest waterfalls in the European part of Russia is located beyond the Arctic Circle.

Krasnoyarsk Krai The Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago: In the footsteps of polar expeditions An Arctic nature reserve for fearless hikers

The Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago was once one of the extremes of known land, a base for dangerous Antarctic expeditions and, in general, something comparable in difficulty to another planet.

Ysyakh, the festival of the awakening nature

A celebration of life and the sun in Yakutia

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic The world's largest mammoth cemetery

Remains of ancient giants on the banks of a Yakut river

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.

Abandoned settlements in the Arctic are not a rare thing. In such a harsh land, maintaining the existence of any settlement is a lot of work, which can only be justified by real benefits.

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.

In Peter the Great's footsteps: A lost village in Karelia

Petrovsky Yam and its long history

Krasnoyarsk Krai Dikson: an outpost of civilisation in the Arctic

Tourism for the strong of mind and body

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

Norilsk is a centre of federal industry, a point of intensive development in the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Taymyr in particular, a city filled with stories of labour exploits...

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.

'Gold-boiling' Mangazeya

Arctic Eldorado of Russian pioneers

The Republic of Karelia Labyrinths of the Sámi gods

Kuzova Archipelago is a unique world of Karelian megaliths

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

Itygran Island has been unaware of its glory for a very long time.

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.

A real 'Russian Arctic'

The harsh and beautiful archipelago of Novaya Zemlya

Murmansk Oblast Cultural Life in the Polar Seafarers' City

A Quest for Food for Thought and Spirit in Murmansk

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

Several unique specially protected natural territories and natural objects are located within the Ust-Tsilemsky District of the Komi Republic.

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 untouched nature of Arctic Karelia

The world's deepest lakelet, spruce, moss and mountains near the Arctic Circle

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug The new museum of old Chukotka

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

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?

Karelian Mount Vottovaara is well-known among the mystics fans as 'Death Mountain.'

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

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

Krasnoyarsk Krai Lake Vivi

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

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

The legendary Mangazeya, 'boiling with gold', only existed for a short time, but left a considerable mark on history.

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.

The Underground Kingdom of Pinega

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

Murmansk Oblast Sacred Lake of the Sami

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

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

Travelling to the Arctic for a catch

The best winter fishing spots in the Far North

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

The Khibiny Mountains are more than just a ski destination in winter.

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

'Hunting season' for the northern lights

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

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?

The Arctic is an amazingly beautiful and diverse land. We have tried to pick at least one place for a photoshoot in each Arctic region.

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

The Komi Republic History, permafrost and waterfalls

Exploring the Komi Republic

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

The Arctic regions of Russia are able to surprise even the most sophisticated gastro-tourists with no less exotic dishes

'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

Mysterious Pyramiden

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

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

Every region of the Russian Arctic has its own long-established culinary traditions.

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?

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 10 reasons to go Yamal

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

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

Beyond the Polar Circle, you will see places untouched by mankind and feel like a true pioneer of uncharted lands

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

Solovki: immersion in history

Traveling to prayerful places, walking through ancient labyrinths and meeting with belugas

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic 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

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: 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 Republic of Karelia 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?

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

The cornerstones of the culture of indigenous northern communities are mutual support and environmental protection

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

Reindeer herding in the Arctic

People cannot survive in tundra without reindeer

Krasnoyarsk Krai The land of a thousand lakes, canyons and waterfalls

The Putorana Plateau remains a blank space on the tourist map

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

Murmansk is the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle, and one of the largest ports in Russia

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

The most comfortable cities of the Russian North

Technologies coexist with traditions

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr: the eastern outpost of Russia

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

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

Norilsk is one of the five northernmost cities in the world with a population of over 100 thousand people