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Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Authentic Chukotka: Journey to the settlement of marine hunters

Whale meat, ethnographic relics and an inaccessible lake

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Two trekking routes in Chukotka: Mount Dionisia and Cape Navarin

Over hills and valleys

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Heading to Ugolnye Kopi: a journey to non-tourist Chukotka

Settlement with dinosaurs and military personnel

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Chukotka cuisine: a paradise for foodies and thrill-seekers Delicacies for strong-spirited

The cuisine of the peoples of Chukotka is centred around three main ingredients.

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic The primary Chukchi settlement in Yakutia Things to do in Kolymskoye settlement

Kolymskoye settlement is situated on the Kolyma River bank, opposite the mouth of the Omolon River.

Way station en route to the stone figures of Arctic Yakutia

The airfield and Chokurdakh settlement

Arkhangelsk Oblast Pristine and hard-to-reach forests of the Arkhangelsk Region

Onsky Biological Nature Reserve

Nenets Autonomous Okrug Photographing rare birds in the largest marshlands of Europe

Trip to the Nenets State Nature Reserve

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 town of Polyarnye Zori is situated between lakes Imandra and Pinozero, 224 km away from Murmansk.

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Yukaghir House in Northern Yakutia: Journey to Nelemnoye Village Fish, Spirits, and Nature

Kovdor: Hub for Outdoor Activities in the Kola Polar Region

Family-friendly Ski Resort

Murmansk Oblast Varzuga: fishing and wooden churches in the Russian North

Pomor heritage meets modernity

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic 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

One of the northernmost settlements of the Russian Federation, the Khatanga settlement, retains its status as the most important stronghold in the polar region.

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Tiksi: an outpost of civilisation in the Arctic Port, sea and the history of the North Sea Route

Tiksi is Yakutia's most important transport hub.

Walking around Kandalaksha: a northern city with a rich history

What to see in the city founded in 1526

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Going to Egvekinot: volcanic hills, northern lights and ocean

What is there to see at the edge of the world?

The Komi Republic 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

Many places in the Arkhangelsk Region are closely connected to the history of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Murmansk Oblast Hunting a whale with a camera in the Barents Sea Sea tours for the brave and hardy

There is a unique tourism industry in the Murmansk Region, based on the seasonal migration of whales.

One of Russia's biggest waterfalls in the Arctic

A three-stage waterfall on the Halmeryu River

Krasnoyarsk Krai The Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago: In the footsteps of polar expeditions

An Arctic nature reserve for fearless hikers

The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic 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

Arctic tourism is an adventure in itself, and when travelling far away from home, it can be compared to a small feat.

'Isle of Terror' Concentration camp for Russians on Mudyug Island

The beginning of the 20th century has mercilessly crippled the Russian North.

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

The Republic of Karelia 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

The Laptev Sea is an unmerciful place.

Nenets Autonomous Okrug International fairs for cossacks beyond the Polar Circle The history of Arctic exploration in the Museum-Reserve «Pustozyorsk»

Russian Arctic exploration dates back way further than the times of fearless seafarers who braved the icy seas, hardy dogsled mushers, and heroic scientists who floated on floes of ice.

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

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug '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

Birdwatching is an amateur ornithology that is increasingly gaining popularity as an outdoor activity.

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.

Everything, however, is measured against the clock—Gydansky National Park is still a place that only a select few can reach. Located in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, it has become home to nomadic Nenets and Enets tribes, and for the tourist, it is a beautiful, enticing and hard-to-reach place

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

Arkhangelsk Oblast 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

The Kolyuchin Island hardly ever notices people.

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Boundless Arctic: Primaeval Tundra of Yamal A land of reindeer herders, muskoxen, and freeriding enthusiasts

The nature reserves of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area are wild, desolate lands that retained their pristine beauty.

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 Republic of Karelia 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

Taimyr Peninsula is known for its harsh and rich nature.

Murmansk Oblast Northernmost forest on the border of three countries The youngest Arctic nature reserve on the border between Russia, Norway and Finland

The Murmansk Region has the northernmost point in the Arctic where trees grow.

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

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

Forgetting the hustle and bustle of the city and going to the edge of the world is the dream of many travellers.

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

On 2 August 1933, the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Waterway was completed.

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

Arkhangelsk Oblast 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

The article below tells about the origin of the White Sea petroglyphs.

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

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

Are you dreaming of learning how to ride a snowmobile and travel on this type of transport? Then head to the Arctic.

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Visiting the Arctic Ded Moroz The best time to travel to the Yamal Iri residence near Salekhard

The magician Yamal Iri, the Yamal counterpart of Ded Moroz and Santa Claus, is not only a fairy tale character beloved by local children, but also a cool tourist brand.

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

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

St. Petersburg begins to offer guided tours of Arctic destinations

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

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.

Norilsk is an unusual city. It is located in the Far North of Russia, in the tundra, above the Arctic Circle.

The Republic of Karelia A journey back through the ages Travelling to Kalevala, the home of world-renowned epic

The settlement of Kalevala is located in the north of Karelia, close to the Russian border with Finland, on the shores of picturesque Middle Kuito lake

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 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

The Nadezhda sledge dog race is an important event for the people of Chukotka

Spying on Whales Best Whale Watching Spots

Seeing a whale is like catching sight of a creature from another world, mysterious and enigmatic

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?

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

Glamping has been actively developing in Russia over the last couple of years.

What Does One Need to Conquer the Russian North? The Arctic is as beautiful as it is severe

Until you step foot on the landscape for the first time, it's hard to imagine just how unforgiving the northern climate can be

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

Arkhangelsk Oblast 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 Taymyr Peninsula occupies a huge part of the area in the northern Krasnoyarsk Territory

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?

The nature of the Komi Republic is so unique that more than two hundred nature reserves and protected areas have been created here

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

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 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

In 2019, 1,17 mln tourists went to conquer the Russian Far North

Unique fauna of the Arctic Surviving the impossible

The Arctic is one of the few pristine areas that remain on earth

Northern life rules

The culture of peoples of the Arctic

Arctic sea hunters

Hunting shaped the lifestyle of the Arctic coast residents

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 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

The name of the Yamal Peninsula means "End of the Land" in the language of its indigenous inhabitants, the Nenets

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

Naryan-Mar unites traditions of the Russian North and indigenous peoples

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

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 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

A large-scale modernisation is about to start in Novy Urengoy Airport

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug The easternmost, the northernmost, the longest Anadyr set to construct a cableway like no other in the world

A unique cableway planned for construction in Anadyr will connect the city with Ugolnye Kopi settlement

Midnight sun in the polar Palmyra

Norilsk surprises tourists with beautiful architecture and natural landmarks