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 camp near Belaya River. This tour is prepared for the people having strong spirit, interested in the Arctic – in its nature, people, cuisine, history. You will see nature monuments - Great Gate Canyon and Stone City, Sula waterfalls. You will visit to settlement of real Nenets-reindeer breeders in tundra, an ancient lighthouse on the coast of the Arctic Ocean, will try the cuisine of the Nenets.


Highlights:

  • Nature monuments Great Gate Canyon and Stone City

  • Meeting with reindeer herders

  • Northern Lights

  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: March — April
  • Duration: 11 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 German French Italian
  • Snowmobile distance: 900 km
  • Snowshoes distance: 10-15 km
  • Accommodation: hotel (2 nights) , at the locals (5 nights), chum (3 nights)
  • Flight to: Naryan-Mar
Day 1
Arrival in Naryan-Mar. Checking in at the hotel, lunch. City sightseeing tour, visiting the museum. Dinner in the chum (ethnic cuisine).
Day 2
Snowmobile route: Naryan-Mar - Pustozersk - Viska - Kotkino Instruction and starting the route. Stop in Pustozersk. Snowshoeing. In Velikovisochnoye Settlement a visit to the rural museum, the chapel, tea with pies. Arrival at Kotkino at 18:00-19:00. Accommodation at the locals. Dinner, baths.
Day 3
Snowmobile route: Kotkino – urochishche Shchuchiy ostrov – the Belaya river In urochishche Shchuchiy ostrov one may meet reindeer breeders, it is a traditional place where they stop during their nomadic migration. Learning the life of nomads, meeting a herd of deer, photo session. Snack lunch and hot tea from thermoses. Going to the overnight place on the Belaya river. We set up a camp and put up a chum with an oven. Dinner. Overnight in sleeping bags on deer skins.
Day 4
Route: Seeing natural monuments on the Belaya river Field breakfast. Leaving for Bolshiye Vorota (Great Gate) Canyon on the snowmobiles. Climbing an observation platform of Bolshiye Vorota Canyon (3 km) on snowshoes/on foot, upwards 80 m. Snack lunch and hot tea from thermoses. Trip to Kamenny (Stone) city, snowshoeing (4 km). Overnight in the chum. Field dinner.
Day 5
Snowmobile route: the Belaya river - Indiga settlement Field breakfast. Packing. Transfer to Indiga via Rodino Cape. Accommodation at the locals by 5 persons maximum. Lunch. Excursion around Indiga Settlement. Ice fishing (optionally, it may be postponed to the following day). Dinner. Baths.
Day 6
Snowmobile route: Indiga – Svyatoy Nos cape - Indiga Feel like you are on the ends of the Earth! Walking round the former settlement on the cape, climbing Chyoshky Lighthouse, talking to the light-keeper. Enjoying the ocean view from the height. Return to Indiga at 14:00-15:00. Lunch. Ice fishing. Dinner made of fresh caught fish.
Day 7
Snowmobile route: Indiga – the Sulsky waterfalls We are going back. The overnight will be organized in the chum, and an overnight inside the waterfall on the deer skins may be arranged for those who like unusual adventures.
Day 8
Snowmobile route: the Sulsky waterfalls - Kotkino Breakfast. Departure at 11 am, excursion to the limy canyon. Snowshoeing/hiking, seeing frozen waterfalls. The snack lunch and hot tea from thermoses. Arrival in Kotkino in the evening. Accommodation at the locals. Dinner, baths.
Day 9
Snowmobile route: Kotkino - Velikovisochnoye - Naryga Village Excursion to the farm in Kotkino. Tasting local dairy products. Buying the products to take them home. Lunch. Leaving for Naryan-Mar. Accommodation in a village house near the city.
Day 10
The route lays through Golodnaya Guba Lake - the largest lake of the Nenets Autonomous Region. Arrival to reindeer breeders in the family-tribal community. Excursion to ​ Nelmin-Nos Settlement where almost all the locals are the Nenets. Visiting the museum and the ethno-cultural centre where you will learn about history and modern life of the natives. Lunch. Leaving for Naryan-Mar. Checking in at the hotel. Dinner in a cafe. *In April one has a chance to take part in the national holiday - the Raven Day in Nelmin-Nos Settlement.
Day 11
Transfer to the airport. Flight home.
Included
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • 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
Price from upon request
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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