city guides

Top Sights in Salekhard (with interactive map)

You’re visiting the Russian Arctic and now you’re in Salekhard, wondering what there is to do here. We’ve put together a list of the top sights in Salekhard to help you out! A lot of people think the city is just a jumping-off point for the many outdoor activities in the area, and that there’s nothing much to see or do here. Nothing could be further from the truth.

packing guide

What to pack for Siberia in Winter (with PDF packing checklist)

One of the most common questions we get asked is what to pack for a trip to Siberia in winter. The weather here in Siberia can get incredibly cold – we’ve known it to fall as low as -64°C. It’s vital that you pack the right clothes for your visit here, because a cold trip will be a miserable trip. After living in the Russian Arctic for years, we’re confident that we’ve got the best packing list!

If you just want to get to the PDF checklist then click here, otherwise read on to find out how to choose what to bring. Don’t forget that if you’re joining one of our trips we can supply your outer layers and boots, saving you space and money.

trip guides

910 Kilometers of Infinity

A Snowmobile Expedition with Russian Arctic Travel

Tina Uebel

Over tundra and mountains, through blizzards and white-outs, at Gulag ruins and Nenets’ camps – ten days on a snowmobile through the Russian Arctic.

Tina Uebel stands next to her snowmobile overlooking the Arctic scenery

Life is infinite when travelling; a friend once said to me. On the last slope, at full throttle, the momentum of the snowmobile is carrying us effortlessly upwards. Close to the ground, the wind is driving intricate snow ribbons towards us. I stop beside Vladimir on the crest of the pass, and ahead the already unearthly landscape is unfolding into a panorama of mindblowing grandeur. 

We are looking down to the broad channel of the river Longotjogan, behind which mountain ranges rise, clad in immaculate snow. Blue shadows nestle into the valleys. It is about -25°C and life is infinite. Only when I try to open my eyes wide with amazement, do I realize that the lashes of the left one, narrowed to a slit against the sun for a few minutes, have frozen shut.

Tony on his snowmobile at the start of the expedition