A journey to the Russian North, into the Arctic Circle

A journey to the Russian North, into the Arctic Circle

The largest part of the territory of Russia is taken up by the cold northern territories hardly suitable for inhabitation. Nevertheless, there are various peoples living throughout the whole of the Russian north: Khanty, Mansi, Nenets, Komi, Seto, and others. Each of these managed to preserve its own culture and uniqueness and to keep it through all the centuries of its existence. This journey is a brilliant opportunity to enjoy the amazing nature of the Russian North, to see the Aurora Borealis, the polar day or night (depending on the season of the visit) and to dip into the culture and everyday life of the northern peoples, to learn about these people who have lived for centuries in such severe climatic conditions.

Itinerary

MOSCOW – VOLOGDA – LABYTNANGI / SALEKHARD

Moscow

Moscow is the largest city and the capital of the Russian Federation. The city's rich history is reflected in its many landmarks, a large number of which is included in the UNESCO world heritage list.

Places of interest

The Moscow Kremlin, the Armoury Chamber, the Red Square, the GUM Department Store, the Bolshoi Theatre, the cathedral of Basil the Blessed, the Moscow subway, the State Tretiakov Gallery, the Zaryadye park, the Arbat street, the Moskva-City complex, the State Historical Museum, the Novodevichy Convent and many other museums and parks.

Vologda

This wonderful and unique ancient Russian city was founded in 1147. Vologda treasures its history. Visiting it, you can see buildings as old as four centuries, related to the times of the rule of Russian princes from the Rurikovichi dynasty.

Places of interest
The Vologda Kremlin, the bell tower and the Sophia Cathedral of the Vologda Kremlin, the Folk Arts and Crafts Centre, the lace museum, the Semenkovo architectural and ethnographic museum.

Labytnangi / Salekhard

Two cities located on the different shores of the Ob River have all the spheres of their life tightly intertwined. In essence, they form a single urban unit. This is why, if you visit one of them, you definitely have to visit its "brother across the river." This is the only city on Earth located right on the Arctic Circle, and this fact by itself attracts tourists.

Places of interest

The Latitude 66 stele, the Obdor gaol, the monument to the mammoth, the Shemanovsky Yamal-Nenets regional museum and exhibition complex, the nature and ethnography complex of the Gornoknyazevsk village.

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A journey to the Russian North, into the Arctic Circle

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