4 Day Nenets Winter Homestay

nenets homestay in winter


This short trip to visit the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders in Yamal is a perfect addition to a Trans-Siberian Railway journey. We’ll arrange everything for you, including return flights to Moscow. You’ll spend 3 nights living with the nomads, getting to know what it takes to live in this extreme environment, sharing meals and sleeping in their chums (large tents). No matter the season, we’re sure that you’ll leave this magical place desperate to return.

Note: price is based on double occupancy and a single supplement of 200 Euros will apply.

Full trip details


Day 1
Moscow - Salekhard - Nenets Camp

Arrive on an early morning flight from Moscow before transferring to our staging point and loading up the snowmobiles. Today we travel to the Nenets camp for our homestay.

Day 2
Nenets camp

Life with the Nenets. We’ll have plenty of time to observe the traditional way of life of the Nenets and the amazing ways that they cope with this harsh environment.

Day 3
Nenets camp to Salaekhard

After lunch we will pack up the snowmobiles and head back to Salekhard. Tonight will be spent in a local hotel.

Day 4
Salekhard to Moscow

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

The Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation: 1 night in Salekhard hotel (twin-share), 2 nights homestay with the Nenets
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Local Guide
  • All transfers in Salekhard
  • Vehicles/snowmobiles and fuel on expedition
  • Arctic safety/security equipment
  • Permits
  • Return flights from Moscow 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 of clothing is possible)

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!

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 any additional days or activities to the tour?

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

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.

4 Day Nenets Winter Homestay
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EUR 1,500.00 Per Adult
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EUR 1,500.00 Per Adult
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Trip Facts

  • snowmobile
  • 2 - 6 people
  • easy
  • homestay, hotel