Ice Highways Trans Siberian Winter Tour
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Winter Drive From Yakutia To Magadan

Tour Type: Private Season: December - FebruaryDuration: 16 days Cities: Yakutsk Batagaу Verkhoyansk Batagaу Khandyga Oymyakon Ust-Nera Susuman Magadan Grade: Challenging Mind the daily trekking distances and carry-on bags. Previous trekking/hiking/camping experience is highly desirable. In case of medical emergency, evacuation options are limited by helicopters only.Rate from $7,814 USD per person

Everlasting winter. Endless white ice highways instead of roads. Silence and the power of nature beyond imagination surrounds you. First, we explore the indigenous culture of Yakutia, visit the world's Pole of Cold. Then, take off for an outstanding drive through Siberia and the Far East to Soviet Gulag's capital, Magadan. Welcome to the Snow Empire.

  • 2000 kilometers of ice highways throughout Russia's most extreme winter wilderness. We use specially prepared vans for safe and secure journey across the Permafrost Kingdom

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Rate from: $7,814 USD



  • Only 3* basic hotels availble in the area. 5 nights in a 3* hotel in Yakutsk // 2 nights in a simple guest house in Batagay, 2 rooms with shared kitchen // 1 night in a private house in Khadynga
  • 2 nights in a private house in Oymyakon // 1 night in an economy hotel in Ust-Nera // 1 night accommodation in Susuman // 3 nights in a 3* hotel in Magadan


  • Breakfasts in hotels in Yakutsk, Oymyakon, Susuman, Ust-Nera and Magadan // All meals in Verkhoyansk
  • 2 dinners in a hotel in Oymyakon
  • 1 lunch in a hotel in Oymyakon, 1 lunch in “Chochur Muran” restaurant in Yakutsk, 1 lunchbox from “Chochur Muran” restaurant (on Day 7)


  • Specially prepared winter vans, fuel and experienced local drivers. Our priority is your safety
  • Extra van on Yakutsk - Magadan leg
  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Private transfers as per program


  • Yakutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: сity sightseeing, visits to the frozen ships at river port, fish market
  • Visiting cultural centre “Chochur Muran”, Atlasov minor and Ice tunnel complex “Permafrost Kingdom” in Yakutsk
  • Visiting a local museum in Verkhoyansk
  • Yakutia sights full day (8 hours) guided tour: Khandyga, ice crossing through Lena River, ice crossing through the Aldan River // Lena Pillars Nature Park guided tour
  • Oymyakon full day (8 hours) guided tour: visiting the monument “Pole of cold” with obtaining the certificate; photo session with fairy tale character Chyskhaan, the Keeper of cold; subglacial fishing
  • Visiting ice tunnels “Chyshaan residency” // Visiting a local museum in Tomptor village // Visiting reindeers winter camp, reindeer riding
  • Snowmobile safari

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Russian Visa supporting documents, including an official visa invitation letter, and step-by-step guides on how to apply for your visa

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated private local English-speaking guide in Yakutsk
  • Escorting English-speaking guide from Yakutsk to Ust-Nera, and from Ust-Nera to Magadan
  • Local English-speaking guides throughout the itinerary & 24/7 Discovery Russia on-tour support

Group tour

  • Published quote is based on 4 people to go. If there are less or more people in your party, please inquire to requote
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