7 Day Arctic Wilderness Cabin Stay

Do you dream of getting away from it all? Then we’ve got just the solution for you. Experience true seclusion in one of our cabins in the pristine Siberian wilderness, a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Tucked away in the beautiful heart of the tundra, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds you.

We’ll provide you with firewood, fresh water and groceries that you’ll need to enjoy your stay. One of our experienced local guides will be located nearby to help you with anything that you need. Fishing, hunting and foraging can all be organised with their assistance if you don’t feel confident enough to do it alone.

The Polar Urals are a magical place, and there’s nothing quite like the stillness of an Arctic night. You’ll find that your mind will wander to unexpected places, and the days you spend here will take on an almost meditation-like quality. This is the perfect time to find creativity, quiet, and to let yourself truly relax. 

Winter stays from December to April, summer from August to September.
The cabins are suitable for 1 or 2 people.
Contact us via email or phone if your preferred dates are unavailable.

Trip Outline

Day 1 – Arrival in Salekhard 

Today we’ll meet you at Salekhard airport and then transfer you to a local hotel. You’ll have the chance to explore the town, meet the team, and have a briefing about the days ahead. This will be your opportunity to let us know exactly what you hope to get out of your week so that we can help you get the most out of your wilderness experience.

Accommodation: Salekhard hotel (twin share)

Meals: D included

Day 2 – Transfer to Wilderness Cabin

We’ll collect you from the hotel after breakfast and transfer you to your wilderness cabin. You’ll be accompanied by one of our experienced guides who will make sure you’re comfortably settled in and know where to find everything you need for the week ahead. Your guide will then leave for their own accommodation, leaving you to the seclusion of your cabin. 

Accommodation: Wilderness cabin

Meals: B (hotel) L/D ingredients provided, to be cooked by yourselves 

Abandoned Soviet weather station

Day 3-5 – Wilderness Cabin

You’ll be left alone to enjoy the incredible landscape that surrounds you. Fill your time however you like, knowing that your guide is nearby to help with anything you need. If you’d like to go fishing then simply let the guide know and they will provide you with everything necessary for a successful trip. If you’d simply like to relax in your cabin then nothing further is required!

Accommodation: Wilderness cabin

Meals: B/L/D cooked by yourselves

Day 6 – Transfer to Salekhard

Your guide will come and collect you from the cabin after breakfast and transfer you back to Salekhard today. If you’d like to experience the Russian Banya, then this can be arranged on your return to the city. You’ll check in to a local hotel for your last night and we’ll meet you for dinner and a debrief about your stay!

Accommodation: Hotel in Salekhard (twin share)

Meals: B/D included (lunch at own expense)

Day 7 – Depart Salekhard

After breakfast today we’ll transfer you to the airport so that you can catch your flight.

At the homestay

Additional Information: The duration of our cabin stays can easily be adjusted – contact us if you would like to have a shorter or longer time in the cabin.

Costs & Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in Salekhard hotel (twin-share), 4 nights in wilderness cabin
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary and food provided for you to cook in the cabin
  • Local English-speaking Guide
  • All transfers in Salekhard and to your cabin
  • Arctic safety/security equipment
  • Permits
  • Flights from Moscow or St Petersburg to Salekhard

Not included

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Individual clothing, backpack, cold-weather clothing (contact us for advice – rental of clothing is possible)
  • Banya in Salekhard

Other important information

Fitness and dietary requirements

  • A basic level of fitness will certainly help increase the enjoyment of the trip, but no special training is required
  • Dietary requirements should be discussed prior but can usually be catered for

Recommendations for Clothing and Equipment

  • Will be sent at the time of booking

Visa Information

  • We will provide visa invitation documents for you to apply for your Russian visa overseas

Price is based on double occupancy: a single supplement of €200 will apply if you are a single traveller and are not happy to share a twin room.

Winter Highlights: December – April (ice fishing, snow-shoeing, northern lights)

Summer Highlights: August – September (foraging for berries and mushrooms, fishing)