Yakutsk City Tour in Winter (Standard)

Yakutsk City Tour in Winter. Standard Itinerary for 1 Day. Photo by Bolot Bochkarev.

Standard City Tour in the Coldest City on Earth

One full day in Yakutsk, the world’s coldest city. Experience extremely cold weather, authentic culture, mammoth-aged animals, delicious national food, blue-eyed Yakutian sled dogs, snowmobile ride… Everything what Yakutsk is remarkable for.

Previously, we were often asked to arrange one winter day program in Yakutsk. This winter we decided to announce it as day city tour separately from Lena Pillars. Two-day itinerary is here.

Yakutsk Winter Tour Photographs

Yakutsk Winter Weather

Photographs by Bolot Bochkarev.

Mammoth Museum

Photographs by Bolot Bochkarev.

Kingdom of Permafrost Ice Tunnel Complex

Ice tunnel photographs by Ajar Varlamov, German-speaking guide. See more pictures at our online project, YakutiaPhoto.com. Photo of Yukagir Mammoth head and woolly rhino by the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Restaurant of Chochur Muran Ethno Complex
Dog sledding to Shaman Tree

Photo credit: Ajar Varlamov, German-speaking guide. See more pictures at our online project, YakutiaPhoto.com.

Yakutsk Winter Video

Yakutsk Winter Tour in Winter 2017-2018

Yakutsk Standard Winter City Tour, 1 day

Recommended Period

Late November 2017 – Early April 2018.


Private City Tour

  • Any day on request.
Standard Itinerary

09:30 — Picking up at hotel and transfer to Mammoth Museum with stops by in the city en route.
10:00 — 11:15 — Visit to Mammoth Museum. Lecture by an active paleontologist, who embarks annual mammoth remains search expeiditions and work on mammoth cloning together with colleagues and Korean partners. It’s the very museum, that discovered the bleeding mammoth in the North of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
11:15 — 11:45 — Stop by at the famous Yakutsk Outdoor Fish Market.
12:00 — 13:00 — Visit to the Atlasovs’ Sakha ethnographic complex. With a traditional ceremony of purification and clearification. Excursion with a deep insight into the culture and traditions of the Sakha people.
13:00 — 13:45 — Visit to the “Kingdom of Permafrost” ice tunnel complex inside Chochur Muran hill. This is the place to observe the unique collection of ice sculptures and the remains of unique paleontology discoveries.
14:00 — 15:00 — Lunch at the restaurant of the “Chochur Muran” complex. With a chance to taste the cuisine of the North Siberian peoples including Indigirka (salad out of frozen salmon), Stroganina, etc.
15:00 — 17:00 — Dog sledding & snowmobile safari across the vast territory of the “Chochur Muran” (lake, field, forest.) A great chance to meet and enjoy blue-eyed Yakutian laikas (learn more about this local original sled dog breed on Wikipedia). Warm fur coats and pants are provided.
17:30 — 20:00 — Dinner in the form of national dish cooking workshop.
20:00 — 20:30 – Transfer back to hotel.

Feel free to order the customized tour.

Winter City Tour Cost

Winter 2017-2018

4 traveler = 19 000 RUB per person.
3 travelers = 21 000 RUB per person.
2 travelers = 25 000 RUB per person.
1 travelers = 36 000 RUB per person.

Package Includes:

– English-/German-/French- or Spanish-speaking guide.
– Winter-preapred transport rental as per itinerary.
– Excursions to Mammoth Museum, the Atlasovs’ Complex, and Kingdom of Permafrost Ice Tunnel.
– Lunch and dinner with cooking workshop at the restaurant of the “Chochur Muran” ethno complex;
– Sled dog & snowmobile activities.

Not included:

– Transfer to/from Yakutsk Airport.
– Accommodation in Yakutsk.
– Warm cloth rental.
– Entry tickets to other venues in the city.
– Other days’ activities.

Frequantly Asked Questions

What warm clothes to wear?

– Thermo underwear (woolen, preferably);
– sweater (thick woolen)
– scarf (woolen)
– warm pants (for instance, texapore or thick jeanse);
– warm high boots (uggi/valenki/fur boots);
– dawn parka with hood;
– fur hats;
– gloves.

Do you provide warm clothes?

We can provide visitors with dawn parkas and Russian valenki. If you wish to purchase warm fur clothes in Yakutsk, we can show you places where to buy. Why not?! It’s also a big fun experience.

What rate will be just for the day trip to Lena Pillars?

Please, find the answer on the page Lena Pillars in Winter.

What else to do in Yakutsk?

– Visit Sakha Fine Arts Exhibit, Yakutia Treasury Showroom, etc.
– Do shopping. Fur clothes, souvenirs, diamonds, etc. Frozen fishes?!
– 1/2-day Ice Fishing on the Lena River. Learn more.
– Day trip to a traditional Yakutian village.
– Day trip to Yakutian horse breeding farm.

What month is it better to experience the extreme cold weather?

Actually from the early December till the end of February. According to our observation, it’s always the middle of December, the middle of January and the first two weeks of February.

Is it possible to extand Yakutsk winter tour with more travels?

Yes, sure. Please, check 2-day Yakutsk + Lena Pillars package.

Here’s also the description of the day trip to Lena Pillars in winter.

If you have more available days, you can also go with us to Oymyakon, Verkhoyansk, Tiksi, and Mirny. Please, check links on the right sidebar.

Don’t hesitate to request the customized tour from us.


Information by phone:

+7 (4112) 25-99-30 – office.
+7 (924) 765-99-30 – work mobile.

Order your trip via email:


Winter tour to Yakutsk, Russia’s Siberia! Experience the extreme cold weather, delicous food, dog sledding, mammoth & permafrost museums…