Although “Russian North” as a name is more about culture and history than geography, it also describes a huge area spreading from the Russia-Finland border in the east to the Ural Mountains in the west. The area's population is mostly of Russian-Finnish origin and now represents an ethnic group called “Pomory”; or, “the sea people”. For centuries the Northern Seaway was the only path that connected ancient Russia with Europe. Once Russia established routes to the Baltic and Black seas, the importance of the Pomory region dwindled and with the passing of time, the entire area became the preserve of old and diminishing Russian cultures. The Soviet period added more drama to the history of the Pomory region, as many gulag prisons were located here.
One of Russia’s best wooden architecture museums
A real icebreaker ship
Old Pomory villages with stunningly beautiful northern churches, so perfectly set into classic winter landscapes
Local Pomory cuisine and seafood
Master-classes in the culinary arts and handcrafts
The museum of wooden architecture of the North
Russian troika horse harness driving
Russian “banya” in the forest
Aurora Borealis viewing
Snowmobile safari - weather permitting
Day 1, Welcome to the Russian North!
Day 2, Legens of Pomorye
Day 3, Russian Winter Outdoors
Day 4, Reindeer camp
Day 5, An icebreaker and Northernt Air Force museum
All ground transportation as per program
All tours with professional English-speaking guides as per program
Entrance tickets as per program
Donations to reindeers
We invite you to discover Pomory, its people and its rich history and heritage, while we travel to winter Arkhangelsk and beyond!
Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):