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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

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.

Murmansk Oblast Sacred Lake of the Sami Why Seidozero on the Kola Peninsula attracts tourists, mystics and explorers

Seidozero (from the Saami, "Seidyavvr" — a sacred lake) is one of the most famous and mysterious places in the Arctic Circle.

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

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

For the indigenous peoples of the North, fishing has always been and still is one of their main trades.

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

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

The northern (or polar) lights are certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful 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?

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

The Komi Republic is a fascinating place.

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 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

The Arctic mining community of Pyramiden takes its name from the pyramid-shaped mountain at the foot of which it lies.

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.

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 10 reasons to go Yamal Here, we will tell you about the major sights of Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region settled across Russia's Arctic territories in the northernmost Ural near the Kara Sea.

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

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

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

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the largest region of Russia

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

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

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?

The arctic part of Karelia is a vast, pristine sanctuary of untouched nature

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

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

Krasnoyarsk Krai The land of a thousand lakes, canyons and waterfalls The Putorana Plateau remains a blank space on the tourist map

The Putorana Plateau is one of the most remarkable miracles on earth

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

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

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug Anadyr: the eastern outpost of Russia The capital of Chukotka is an islet of civilisation surrounded by pristine Arctic nature

The only way to get to the capital of Chukotka is by plane

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