Winter acquaintance with Salekhard

On this tour, you will get to know Salekhard. You will visit a sightseeing tour, the museum of the modern history of Yamal, the natural and ethnographic complex and the objects of the 501st construction site. And you will also see Luba the mammoth and try the local cuisine. 

The Reindeer Herder's Day is celebrated in the races on March 29-April 1, 2024 and April 5-8, 2024.

Location

Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 4 Nov
    • 29 Nov – 2 Dec
    • 20 – 23 Dec
    • 1 – 4 Jan, 2025
    • 4 – 7 Jan, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Crossings of the Arctic Circle
We will take part in a solemn ceremony with the presentation of personal certificates
The national cuisine of Yamal
We will attend a master class on cooking traditional dishes
Installing the plague with your own hands
Let's get acquainted with the structure and interior decoration of the plague – dwelling of reindeer herders

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Salekhard – crossing the Arctic Circle – sightseeing tour of the city – I.S. Shemanovsky Museum and Exhibition Complex – Museum of the modern History of Yamal

    08:10 Meeting at the airport.

    08:45 Transfer by minibus.

    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 Arctic 3* hotel (double rooms).

    12:30 Lunch at a cafe/restaurant in the city (paid separately).

    14:15 Sightseeing tour of the city of Salekhard

    • Obdorsky Ostrog is the place where the Obdorsky fortress was founded, which later became Salekhard. 
    • Victory Park is a large–scale cultural and historical complex, where military equipment from different eras is presented.
    • The church in the name of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was built according to the project of the German architect Gottlieb Zinke. 
    • The Open-air Aviation Museum.
    • The stele of the "Romantics of the 70s".
    • Urban street spaces, murals.
    • Objects of the 501st Gulag construction site (optional, for an additional fee).

    16:00 Visit to the I.S. Shemanovsky Museum and Exhibition Complex

    The most important museum of Yamal, where the unique exhibit of the mammoth Lyuba, well preserved in permafrost, is kept.

    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.

    17:20 Visit to the Museum of modern history of Yamal.

    In its halls, one can trace the most important historical milestones of Yamal's development up to the present day. 

    19:00 Dinner at a cafe/restaurant in the city (paid separately).

    Meals: not included, self-paid. 

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  • Day 2 - The natural and ethnographic complex in the village Gornoknyazesk
  • Day 3 - Free day
  • Day 4 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in Salekhard.

The surcharge for single accommodation in a hotel is 4,000 rubles/day. 

The cost of the tour for 1 person depends on the number of people in the group:

Number of people in the group, people2345From 6 to 12
Price per person, rub.96 70080 80071 50065 10058 800
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. A safety deposit box is provided in the rooms. 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 18 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Salekhard

Included in price

  • airport-hotel-airport transfer (group, minibus);
  • transportation service according to the program (minibus);
  • accommodation in the Arctic 3* hotel (double rooms, breakfast);
  • meals according to the program (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch of national cuisine);
  • guided tours according to the program;
  • entrance tickets to museums;
  • crossing the Arctic Circle;
  • certificates of crossing the Arctic Circle;
  • escort services throughout the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Salekhard and back;
  • single occupancy (4,000 rubles/day);
  • lunch and dinner in the city;
  • taxi services;
  • medical insurance;
  • purchase of souvenirs;
  • translation services for foreign tourists;
  • a master class in bone-cutting art (making a souvenir with your own hands) 1200 rubles / person for a group of up to 10 people, duration – 2 hours;
  • excursion to the complex of the city estate of merchant Terentyev with tea – 600 rubles / person, without tea – 400 rubles / person, duration – 1 hour.;
  • excursion to the barracks of the 501st construction site (outdoor excursion, snowshoe tour) – 7,600 rubles / person for a group of 4-5 people, duration 6-7 hours.;
  • ice fishing trip on a Track – 6000 rubles / person for a group of 6 people.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

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