Welcome to Yakutia, the coldest inhabited part of the world. With a land area similar to India but a population of only a million, Yakutia has vast tracts of true wilderness. This is a land of extremes: in summer, temperatures can hit +40°C, whereas in winter, temperatures in the -70s have been officially registered, and unofficially in the -80s.
Travellers in this vast and stunningly beautiful land can visit nomadic indigenous reindeer herders
and horse herders
who travel on sledges drawn by their respective animals. You can go trekking in some of the world's most spectacular mountain scenery. Guests can spot polar bears and and make genuine scientific discoveries at mammoth graveyards
isolated deep in the tundra. You will enjoy the hospitality of indigenous Yakut, Evenki and Dolgan people, who live in isolated settlements or nomad camps thousands of kilometres from the rearest road or railway. They will happily introduce you to their traditional culture and way of life.
Although there are almost no permanent roads, in winter a network of "zimniki"
(temporary winter tracks on frozen river surfaces) opens up otherwise inaccessible parts of the republic. This provides adventurous tourists with the opportunity for epic overland trips to the Arctic, including from Yakutia to Chukotka
, the remotest and most exotic part of Siberia.
In the top menu are links to pages of different types of Yakutian trips or areas of interest. On the menu to the right you can browse several of our pre-made itineraries, each of which contains several of the elements from the top menu.
Do browse the site. Hopefully you'll be joining us on one of our trips, for a travel experience that almost nobody else has ever had!