To the ends of the earth. Winter tour to Yamal

Yamal is a place where natural beauty, age-old traditions of hospitality and active industrial development of natural resources are surprisingly combined. A weekend tour gives you the opportunity to see Yamal in all its glory – the excursion program introduces you to the past and present of the region, and a trip to the camp of real reindeer herders will introduce you to the culture of the nomadic peoples of the Far North!

Location

Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard City District, Salekhard Airport
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Nov – 2 Dec
    • 20 – 23 Dec
    • 1 – 4 Jan, 2025
    • 4 – 7 Jan, 2025
    • 17 – 20 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard City District, Salekhard Airport
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Become a real polar explorer
A solemn ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle with the presentation of personal certificates awaits you
Culture of the Far North
Visit the chum, get acquainted with the way of life and traditions of the reindeer herders family and even be able to take pictures in national costumes
Tame deer
You will be able to feed these affectionate animals with fresh bread and ride a sled

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Salekhard. City tour

    08:10 Meeting at the airport.

    09:00 Solemn ceremony of crossing the Arctic Circle with the presentation of personal certificates.

    The 66th Parallel stele is a geographical feature of the city, as the only city in the world on the Arctic Circle.

    09:30 Accommodation at the hotel.

    12:30 Lunch at a cafe/restaurant in the city (not included in the price).

    14:15 - 16:15 Excursion program: sightseeing tour of the city of Salekhard.

    Visiting:

    • Obdorsky prison.

    Obdorsk (the former name of the city) is one of the oldest cities in Siberia.

    The open-air architectural complex is made in compliance with all the rules of architecture in the Russian Empire of the 16th century and without a single nail.

    The wooden fortress built on the river bank tells the story of the development of the Russian north and the development of the city.

    The sculptural composition "Mammoth" is dedicated to the ancient inhabitants of the North – mammoths.

    • The church in the name of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was built according to the project of the German architect Gottlieb Zinke.

    This is the only preserved religious building of the XIX century in the city and the district, reflecting the history of the spread of Christianity in Siberia.

    It is an architectural monument of regional significance.

    • The Open-air Aviation Museum.
    • The stele of the "Romantics of the 70s".
    • Urban street spaces, murals.
    • Objects of the 501st Gulag construction site (additional excursion, paid separately).

    16:30 - 18:30 – Visit to the I.S. Shemanovsky Museum and Exhibition Complex.

    The most important museum of Yamal, which houses a unique exhibit well preserved in permafrost, mammoth Lyuba, who actively travels around the countries and collects thousands of queues in leading museums in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and other cities of the world.

    The ethnographic hall presents the culture and way of life of the indigenous peoples of the North, and in the hall of archaeological finds you can get acquainted with the history of the famous first Russian polar city – Mangazei.

    19:00 Dinner at a cafe/restaurant in the city (not included in the price).

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  • Day 2 - Salekhard – Reindeer herders' camp
  • Day 3 - Free day
  • Day 4 - Completion of the program
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides double accommodation in the hotel "Arctic" or a similar 3* in Salekhard.

The cost of the tour for 1 person / rub. depending on the number of people in the group:

Number of people in the group23456 or more
Price per person, rub.96 70080 80071 50065 10058 800

The surcharge for single occupancy is 4000 rubles/day.

Hotel "Arctic" 3* 3 nights

Arktika Hotel is located in Salekhard, 1.7 km from Salekhard and 3.3 km from Monashkin Island. It offers a 24—hour front desk, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. Room service is available. Other facilities offered at the property include an ATM and luggage storage.

Each room at the hotel has a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided. The rooms are equipped with a safe. Some rooms have a view of the river. There is also a wardrobe and a kettle.

A continental or a la carte breakfast is served each morning at the Arktika Hotel.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard City District, Salekhard Airport

Included in price

  • transfers according to the program;
  • excursion service according to the tour program;
  • solemn crossing of the Arctic Circle;
  • certificate of crossing the Arctic Circle;
  • entrance tickets to museums;
  • accommodation in a 3* hotel (TWN, BB);
  • the program in the plague (lunch – national cuisine);
  • guide support.

Paid extra

  • flight to/from Salekhard (the cost depends on the city of departure/arrival);
  • lunch, dinner, from 1000 rubles/person;
  • purchase of souvenirs from 250 rubles;
  • fish products from 100 rubles;
  • taxi services from 100 rubles;
  • translation services (English) from 1000 rubles/hour;
  • additional excursions.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • sets of clothes suitable for weather conditions (woolen socks, cotton socks, thermal underwear);
  • personal hygiene products;
  • a minimum supply of favorite foods (sweets, drinking water, etc.);
  • personal medicines;
  • sun and wind protection products;
  • a camera, a video camera.
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Dates and Prices

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    29 Nov – 2 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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    20 – 23 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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    1 – 4 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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    4 – 7 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 669
    17 – 20 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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