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The deerest weekend
The deerest weekend

An ethnic tour to the Nenets autonomous okrug

Most popular
The deerest weekend
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 to 6 person
Duration
4 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
1 night
Start date
2 March 2017
  • 2 March 2017
  • 6 March 2017
End date:
5 March 2017
45 000 RUB

What is here beyond the Arctic Circle? It's not your apartment in a high-rise, it's a raw-hide tent; it's not a TV show, it's the Northern Lights; and finally, it's not your domestic dog but a playful reindeer for a pet. The locals celebrate the New Year when the Sun rises over the tundra for the first time after the polar night. And all of it is just two hours away from Moscow!

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Most popular
The deerest weekend
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 to 6 person
Duration
4 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
1 night
Start date
2 March 2017
  • 2 March 2017
  • 6 March 2017
End date:
5 March 2017
45 000 RUB

Experiences you'll have

A weekend tour to Arctica

You'll spend a few days in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, one of the harshest places in Russia that has preserved its identity. Try the exotic Northern dishes like stroganina and reindeer blood pancakes.

 

You'll ride snowmobiles across the boundless tundra and along the great northern Pechora River that still gives its water to many villagers for drinking. You'll learn the life, culture, and customs of the locals in the national village of Nelmin-Nos.

In the whole world, there are no more than fifty thousand Nenets. About one in five of them live in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug.

You'll visit the camp of reindeer herders where you'll stay overnight and sleep on hides in a real raw-hide tent. Ride a reindeer, try on a national costume and make a Nenets charm with your own hands.

Itinerary

The journey begins in Naryan-Mar, and you have to get there on your own.

Day 1 Tours and museums

At 12:30 you'll be met at Naryan-Mar airport and taken to lunch at the Timan museum restaurant. This place is certainly going to impress you with this ethnic-themed interior design, local artists' paintings on the walls, real clothing and household items, books, and hides of deer, snow foxes, and foxes. One of its halls looks like a raw-hide tent with sleigh-like benches instead of chairs.


Then we'll organize a combined car and walking tour for you to view the scenery of Naryan-Mar; you'll also visit the Nenets Local Lore Museum. It has three themed displays: one of them is about the history of how man reclaimed and transformed these lands from the seventh century BC to the present day; the two others are about ethnography, i.e. nature and the culture and life of the Nenets.


In the evening, you'll arrive at the hotel and be given necessary gear.

Day 2 Snowmobiles, the national village and the northern lights

In the morning, we'll take you to the camp and hold a briefing. You'll ride a snowmobile to Nelmin-Nos, which is 60 km away. The snowmobile will be operated by an experienced driver; you'll be seated behind him or her on the vehicle or in the passenger sleigh. Most of the route goes along the northern Pechora River. Upon your arrival in the national Nenets village of Nelmin-Nos, you'll have a walking tour of the village, visit the museum and the Ethno-Cultural Center and hear a story about its history and modern life. You'll learn how villages were founded in the Nenets tundra, how the Soviets forced the nomadic peoples to settle and what kind of problems it caused.


Then you'll ride a snowmobile to a traditional Nenets camp 40 to 50 km away. This trip will take a bit longer because you'll have to ride across the true tundra, with its many rivers and hill slopes. Upon your arrival, you'll settle in a raw-hide tent. The camp is located between Lake Golodnaya Guba and Lake Kolokolkovaya Guba. The former is one of the largest lakes in the Nenets Okrug. It's not deep, but its area exceeds that of Liechtenstein, Monaco, and Vatican City combined.


In the evening, you'll see reindeer and learn about the culture and life of the Nenets reindeer herders as well as the local cuisine. It's an excellent opportunity to try such exotic foods as stroganina (a fish/venison dish), reindeer blood pancakes, venison broth, and Northern berries. Then we all will watch the stars and the Northern Lights while listening to a local folk tale; and then we'll watch The White Yagel, a North-themed movie.

Day 3 Meet the reindeer

See the tundra dawn and meet the reindeer; you'll feed and pet them, ride the reindeer sleigh and take some pictures of yourself wearing a malitsa, a folk suit. Additionally, you'll get to see what the reindeer herders have been doing every winter day for centuries.

 

In the afternoon, you'll go back to Naryan-Mar and will be able to relax in the city.

Day 4 Ethno-cultural center. Homecoming

In the morning, you'll visit the Ethno-Cultural Center and learn the Nenets’ customs in an interactive fashion. Afterwards, we'll hold a master class on how to make a Nenets charm. You'll find out how practical and sensible every last thing can be in the life of a Northern dweller. You'll also visit the folk craft and souvenir shops.

 

Feel free to talk about your impressions during the dinner at the Timan restaurant; then we'll get you to the airport for the 13:40 flight.

Most popular
The deerest weekend
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 to 6 person
Duration
4 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
1 night
Start date
2 March 2017
  • 2 March 2017
  • 6 March 2017
End date:
5 March 2017
45 000 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

You'll spend two nights at the Natali hotel in downtown Naryan-Mar. It's a good and convenient spot from which you can quickly get to any part of the city to marvel at its sights. If necessary, the receptionist will give you a city map and the transport schedules.

 

Each room has wooden furniture, orthopedic mattresses, a full bathroom set, and a TV. Each is a double room by default; however, you can occupy the entire room alone for an additional fee.

 

Remember that you'll spend one night in a true Nenets raw-hide tent on reindeer hides (you'll sleep in a sleeping bag we provide).

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What to bring +
  • Comfortable loose-fitting warm clothes, as you'll spend quite a lot of time outdoors.
  • Comfortable shoes without heels
  • A camera and a charger for your camera and cell phone.
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • For snowmobile rides:
  • Two sets of thermal underwear
  • Winter overalls that can keep you warm in temperatures as low as -35°С
  • Warm shoes
  • A hat, mittens, a balaclava, and glasses (sunglasses will do)
Meals +

This tour is excellent opportunity to try such exotic foods as stroganina, reindeer blood pancakes, venison broth, and Northern berries.

 

The tour fee includes four lunches, three breakfasts (Day One excluded), a dinner at the camp on Day Two, and a tea party in the national village on Day Two.

 

Other meals are up to you and are not covered.

Booking

Most popular

The deerest weekend

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 14 y.o.
Group size
from 3 to 6 person
Duration
4 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
1 night
45 000 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Getting a pass for you to enter the border area of the Russian Federation

  • Accommodation at a hotel in Naryan-Mar (two nights, double occupancy) and an overnight stay in the common guest tent at the reindeer herder camp

  • Meals provided by the program: four lunches, three breakfasts, a dinner, and a tea party

  • Guide's services

  • Car and snowmobile trips provided by the program

  • Sightseeing tour along the route and tickets to the Local Lore Museum

  • Supplementary 1 000 000 RUB health insurance package

  • Snowmobile gear rental. The gear includes a jacket, bib-and-brace overalls, a balaclava, a hat, glasses, gloves, and mittens

  • Rental for a sleeping bag, a plaid, a sleeping pad, and camp cookware

Extra charge:
  • Flight to Naryan-Mar, starting at 17 500 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • Single occupancy at the hotel (optionally), 1500 RUB per person

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Getting a pass for you to enter the border area of the Russian Federation

  • Accommodation at a hotel in Naryan-Mar (two nights, double occupancy) and an overnight stay in the common guest tent at the reindeer herder camp

  • Meals provided by the program: four lunches, three breakfasts, a dinner, and a tea party

  • Guide's services

  • Car and snowmobile trips provided by the program

  • Sightseeing tour along the route and tickets to the Local Lore Museum

  • Supplementary 1 000 000 RUB health insurance package

  • Snowmobile gear rental. The gear includes a jacket, bib-and-brace overalls, a balaclava, a hat, glasses, gloves, and mittens

  • Rental for a sleeping bag, a plaid, a sleeping pad, and camp cookware

  • Flight to Naryan-Mar, starting at 17 500 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • Single occupancy at the hotel (optionally), 1500 RUB per person

2 Mar 2017, Thu — 5 Mar 2017, Sun
45 000 RUB
6 Mar 2017, Mon — 9 Mar 2017, Thu
45 000 RUB
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