Spring and Autumn Nenets Reindeer Migration - 12 Days

a reindeer stares at the camera


Have the adventure of a lifetime in Russia’s vast Arctic region. Every Spring and Autumn, the Nenets move with their vast reindeer herds. They move between their winter pastures in the taiga of the Russian mainland and their northern summer pastures in the tundra far above the Arctic Circle. On this expedition, you’ll join them for part of their journey and see first-hand what it takes to survive in this wild part of the planet.

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.

Contact us via email or phone if your preferred dates are unavailable.

Full trip details


Day 1
Arrival in Salekhard

· Arrive at Salekhard airport and transfer to the hotel.
· Check-in and arrival briefing about what to expect in the days ahead
· Our local guides will check that your gear is suitable for the expedition.
· Afternoon tour of Salekhard.
· Group arrival dinner

Day 2
Salekhard to Nenets Camp

· Early breakfast in Salekhard followed by transfer to staging base.
· Switch to snowmobiles and sledges or ATVs for our journey across the tundra to the Nenets camp.
· Meet the Nenets family that we’ll be staying with for the next week.
· Overnight in the Nenets chum.

Day 3
Nenets Camp

· Living and travelling together with the Nenets family as they migrate across the tundra.
· There will be some travel and some rest days during this time.

Day 4
Nenets Camp

Day 5
Nenets Camp

Day 6
Nenets Camp

Day 7
Nenets Camp

Day 8
Nenets Camp

Day 9
Nenets Camp

Day 10
Nenets Camp

Day 11
Nenets Camp to Salekhard

· Today we’ll go on snowmobiles or ATVs back to our base.
· Transfer to Salekhard and check in to our hotel.
· Enjoy a hot shower and some free time to explore before dinner.
· Optional banya visit in the evening.

Day 12
Depart Salekhard

· We transfer you to the airport for your flight.

The Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in Salekhard hotel (twin-share), 9 nights homestay with the Nenets
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local Guide
  • All transfers in Salekhard
  • Snowmobiles and fuel
  • Arctic safety/security equipment
  • Permits
  • Return flights from Moscow or St Petersburg to Salekhard

The Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Individual clothing, backpack, cold-weather clothing (contact us for advice - rental is available)
  • Use of banya/sauna in Salekhard

Frequently Asked Questions

What clothing do I need to bring?

Temperatures here can reach -64°C and you’ll be outside on snowmobiles so the right clothes are really important. We recommend that you have either wool or synthetic base layers (not cotton!) with fleece mid-layers. Outer layers should be rated to withstand polar temperatures, and you’ll need bib-style pants so that the wind doesn’t get under your jacket on the snowmobile.

If you’re having difficulty sourcing outer layers then we recommend that you hire them from us – this will also save space in your luggage!

If you would like to visit the Banya in Salekhard then please ensure that you bring your swimsuit.

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

Sleeping bags are included in the cost of your trip, as are tents, camping and fishing equipment where applicable.

Can I add an additional days or activities to the tour?

You can book a trip to the Banya in Salekhard in advance – this is a mixed banya and you should bring swimwear if you book this option.

We’re always happy to discuss any further customisations to trips. Please email or call us with additional queries.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

When camping we’ll be cooking for ourselves and can cater to any dietary restrictions. Please inform us at the time of booking so that we can ensure we are able to source the required ingredients. Please be aware that meat and fish will be served at mealtimes.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Spring and Autumn Nenets Reindeer Migration
From $3,600.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • snowmobile
  • 2 - 6 people
  • easy
  • homestay, hotel
  • 10°C to -20°C