Yamal and Polar Ural

Big Arctic Expedition to Nenets Region

There are many reasons for which it is worth visiting the Arctic area and one of the main reasons is the Northern Lights! Nothing will prevent you from enjoying the heavenly Aurora in Tabseda, the old small village. Only the roar of the ocean and the icy breath of the Arctic! This tour is prepared for the people having strong spirit, interested in the Arctic – in its nature, people, cuisine, history. You will see a settlement of real Nenets-reindeer breeders in tundra, a polar meteorological station and an ancient lighthouse on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, will try the cuisine of the Nenets and take the home-made souvenirs home.
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: January — April
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: A special pass to enter the frontier zone shall be made up to 60 days before the trip
Languages: English
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Snowmobile distance: 450 km
  • Snowshoes distance: 10-15 km
  • Accommodation: hotel (2 nights) , wooden huts (3 nights), tourist base (1 night)
  • Flight to: Naryan-Mar
Day 1
Arrival to Naryan-Mar. Meeting at the airport. Transfer and accommodation at Natali Hotel. Lunch at Timan Restaurant-Museum and getting acquainted with other members of the group. Visit to the Nenets Museum of Local Lore in Naryan-Mar. Equipment fitting and instructing in the evening.
Day 2
Leaving for Nelmin-Nos, the national Nenets settlement. Visiting the local museum and tea with home-made pastry. A trip through Malozemelskaya tundra by snowmobiles. Arrival to the settlement of real reindeer breeders, acquaintance with the way of life of the nomadic Nenets. Learn about traditions and customs of the reindeer breeders. Lunch with traditional broth made of venison called “evey” and sliced frozen meat or fish (“stroganina”). Communication with reindeers and riding a reindeer sleigh. Trip to Tabseda village which is situated on the coast of the ocean. Accommodating in a log hut for night. Enjoy the Northern Lights or reflecting on the structure of the Univers.
Day 3
We will take the snowshoes and go to study the living world of the Barents Sea. During the hiking tour, we will pass by the ice hummocks and if we are lucky we will meet the Arctic mammals such as the walrus and the seal. We will choose a place and try our luck in the sea fishing. We will arrange the picnic lunch directly in the sea. Return to the log hut.
Day 4
Trip to the Cape Russky Zavorot by snowmobiles along the ocean. Here we will visit Khodovarikha, a former settlement, and the polar hydrometeorological station based in 1933. Here a tasty dinner and a conversation with meteorologists are waiting for us. During the excursion in the hydrometeorological station we will learn how the weather forecast is prepared. We will climb an ancient wooden lighthouse and explore the neighborhood.
Day 5
We are leaving for Bolshezemelsky tundra. For this purpose, we will have to reach the Pechora River on the territory of Nenetsky Nature Reserve and to overcome its mouth. Arrival at Khanavey Sya camp site. Exploring the camp site and watching the Northern Lights.
Day 6
We are exploring a new area, two-hour excursion in the winter tundra. After lunch we are coming back to Naryan-Mar - on the way we will get acquainted with the surrounding nature of Bolshezemelskaya tundra. Accommodation at the hotel and return to the blessings of civilization.
Day 7
Naryan-Mar city sightseeing excursion with visiting the centre of national crafts, souvenir shops where you will be able to buy local products. Traditional local souvenir making master class. Good bye dinner at Timan Restaurant. Transfer to the airport and flight home
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • Insurance
  • All costs for permits and registration fees
  • Coordination of the route with the government authorities in charge of nature preservation and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Transport according to the program (snowmobiles and a minibus)
  • Accommodation
  • Guide and eng-speaking interpreter
  • Meal according to the program
  • Naryan-Mar city sightseeing excursion
  • Entrance tickets to the museum of local lore
  • Rent of the complete set of oversnow equipment
  • Camping dishware
  • Snowshoes
Not included
  • Flights to Naryan-Mar and return tickets
  • Tourist visa fees to Russia
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Single accommodation
  • Dinners in 1st and 6th day
Price from 1890
Options Per (persons / group) Price
Fishing per person for request
Moscow excursion tour per person for request
Big Arctic Expedition to Nenets Region
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