Russian North cultural tours and active holidays
Aurora BorealisTour Type:
group or private
Season: October - FebruaryCities:
Duration: 5 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from $987 USD per person Wrangel Island: across the top of the worldTour Type:
Season: All year roundCities:
Wrangel and Herald Islands
Duration: 15 daysGrade: ChallengingMind 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 $11,658 USD per person
The Extreme North or Far North is a large part of Russia located mainly north of the Arctic Circle and boasting enormous mineral and natural resources. Its total area is about 5,500,000 square kilometres (2,100,000 sq mi), comprising about one-third of Russia's total area. Formally, the regions of the Extreme North comprise the whole of Yakutia, Magadan Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Kamchatka Krai and Murmansk Oblast, as well as certain parts and cities of Arkhangelsk Oblast, Komi Republic, Tyumen Oblast, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Irkutsk Oblast, Sakhalin Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, as well as all islands of the Arctic Ocean, its seas, the Bering Sea, and the Sea of Okhotsk.
Artic Russia is the home of Nenets which are the indigenous people in northern arctic Russia. They were a nomadic people that traveled across tundra for centuries long before USSR. The life in Arctic is very extreme with temeratures as low as -40°C and a normal urban people would hardly manage to survive is such hard conditions.