Russian North: Legends of Pomory

From: Arkhangelsk To: Arkhangelsk Theme: The Snow Empire Grade: Easy Season: December-March Destination: Russian North Rate from 725 USD

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

  • Sub-glacial fishing

  • Russian “banya” in the forest

  • Aurora Borealis viewing

  • Snowmobile safari - weather permitting

Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Accommodation

  • 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!

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TOTAL TRIP COSTS: 725 USD
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