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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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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: 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

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

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