The Pole of Cold. Winter expedition to Yakutia

Travel to the World’s Coldest Inhabited Place located in the Eastern part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). Standard tour for Russian holidays in Siberia! Experience Russian holidays in soft adventure tour through the cold Siberian weather. The coldest period is the midst and end of December, January, and the first half of February.

Location

Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk
from
US$ 2 633
US$ 2 327
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 28 Dec
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025
    • 1 – 8 Jan, 2025
    • 25 Jan – 1 Feb, 2025
    • 22 Feb – 1 Mar, 2025
or
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
18 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Lena Pillars Nature Park
View the most notable pillar landscape of their kind known
Red sky
Oymyakon
Visit the world’s coldest inhabited place located in Russia
Reindeer
Visit to reindeer herders winter camp with reindeer sleigh ride

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Yakutsk. City Tour

    Arrival in Yakutsk in the morning. 

    Transfer to hotel.

    Free time.

    5-hr city sightseeing & extra warm clothes shopping. W/ a guide and on transport/s. W/ entry tickets to the Atlasovs’ complex and the “Kingdom of Permafrost” ice tunnel (also known as Permafrost Museum).

    Time for dinner at the restaurant of the “Chochur Muran” ethnographic complex (meals not included, to be paid on spot).

    Transfer to hotel/s.

    Free time in the evening.

  • Day 2 - Day Trip to Lena Pillars Nature Park
  • Day 3 - Driving from Yakutsk to Khandyga
  • Day 4 - Driving Khandyga – Kyubyume – Oymyakon
  • Day 5 - Day in Oymyakon
  • Day 6 - Driving from Oymyakon to Khandyga with a stop in Tomtor
  • Day 7 - Driving from Khandyga to Yakutsk
  • Day 8 - Departure Day
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Comfort
  • Basic+

Group Size Cost Per Person 4 - 12 travelers 1995 EUR

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk

Included in price

  • Visa invitation (if requested).
  • Transfer from airport to hotel on Arrival Day and transfer from hotel to airport on Departure Day.
  • 1 guide (tour leader) for all tour days.
  • Transport for 5 hours for city sightseeing on Day 1.
  • Entry tickets to 2 (two) venues during city tour on Day 1.
  • Day trip to Lena Pillars (transports w/ driver, entry tickets to Lena Pillars Nature Park, a warm house, packed meals).
  • Transports w/ driver for 5-day Oymyakon trip, including expenses on fuel, night parking in heated garages en route.
  • Accommodation in Khandyga (no breakfast; apartment w/ twin-triple rooms, shared kitchen, shared indoor WC & shower).
  • Accommodation at family’s in Oymyakon (w/ 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 dinner; twin-triple rooms, shared kitchen, outdoor toilet, indoor sink). Alternative is a guest house in Tomtor w/ the same accommodation conditions, but with warm indoor WC/toilet.
  • The Oymyakon – Pole of Cold Certificate.
  • Ice-fishing (traditional) on the Indigirka River.
  • Sakha Culture Evening in Oymyakon.
  • Visit to Yakutian horse breeding farm in Oymyakon.
  • Visit to Ice Tunnel Complex in Tomtor.
  • Visit to reindeer herders’ winter camp with reindeer sleigh ride (if lucky and nomadic herders will be close to the Tomtor road).

Paid extra

  • Air fares to/from Yakutsk.
  • Accommodation and meals in Yakutsk.
  • Meals at roadside cafes or other places during drives en route Yakutsk – Khandyga – Oymyakon and Oymyakon – Tomtor – Khandyga – Yakutsk (reserve ±1500 RUB/person per day).
  • Other activities in Oymyakon such as snowmobile rides, visit to Yakutian cows farm, etc .Rental of warm clothes, i.e., jacket (parka), Russian valenki (felt boots), upper winter pants, hats, gloves. Please, note that we can provide a parka and valenki for free if they would be available.
  • Entry tickets to public venues and museums in Yakutsk before the start of the tour.
  • Non-listed entertainment activities in Yakutsk such as dog sledding safari, snowmobile ride, etc.
  • Personal insurance policy.
  • Personal clothes & stuff.
  • Beverages.
  • Tips and gratitude.

Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Dec, 2024 – 31 Mar, 2025
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  • from US$ 2 327
    21 – 28 Dec 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 2 327
    30 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 2 327
    1 – 8 Jan, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 2 327
    25 Jan – 1 Feb, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 2 327
    22 Feb – 1 Mar, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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