The Extreme North, the arctic tundra, the polar night and the northern aurora… These ideas are as far from the citizens, as the space exploration. The North doesn’t like the casual passers and the Extreme North is too far from the common concept of tourism. However, the calm and tranquillity of these places is reachable. The North cannot be called “extreme” as there is no extremities!
In 2018 BaikalNature decided to open to its tourists a new opportunity – the unique expedition to the northern most village of the Yakutia region – Tiksi. The word “Tiksi” means “rendezvous, arrival”. The real charm of this village is in its geographical position. The bay of the same name is considered as the Yakutia sea gates, situated north of the Arctic Circle in the Laptev Sea. The main peculiarity of the expedition is not the destination, but the trip itself. Only having got over more then 2 500 km by winter roads and frozen north rivers, we will arrive to this “bay of rendezvous”. This bay is friendly only for those who dared to venture him physically and morally.
The expedition starts in Yakutsk. We will meet with arctic people and visit the Topolinoye village – the village of the reindeer’s herders. Crossing the tundra and frozen rivers, we can observe the wild arctic animals such as birds, polar fox, reindeer, wolves and others.
The main part of the route passes to the North from the Polar circle and every day we will have possibility to observe the northern lights and make rare photos.
On the way there are no hotels, museums, cafes or other touristic places. Our tour is not about this… To try yourself in the face of full isolation, where you won’t find roads, only directions to go. Our goal is to reach the place where the winter ramp over 8 months a year.
Our team and equipment ensure the security on the journey. There will be 2 off-road vehicles Toyota Land Cruiser, that proved their reliability during our expeditions such as “Pole of Cold” or "Baikal. 110th km". The vehicles will be followed from the satellite 24 hours a day. Also all participants of the group should be in good physical shape, ready for difficulties of the wild nature and not to have medical contraindications. We will be moved away from the civilization by the distance and the weather influence.
NB: This tour has no fixed group departure date. The price is available upon request.
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The price is given is for a group of 5 people. Total number of vehicles: 2. Acommodation is planned to be in hotel "Polyarnaya zvezda" in Yakutsk, in guest houses and homestay. Tiksi is the boundary territory and it’s needed to have a special permission (preparation of the document takes about 60 days). The itinerary of the expedition can be changed according to the road or weather conditions as well as unforeseen events. The price includes the flight Tiksi - Yakutsk. ATTENTION: as Tiksi is situated on the Extreme North, it's possible that the flights will be carry forward 1 or 2 days because of strong weather conditions.
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