Yakutsk + Lena Pillars Winter Tour

Winter tour to Yakutsk, Siberia Russia. 2 days. Photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev.

2 Full Days in the Coldest City on Earth

Extreme cold weather, delicous food, dog sledding, mammoth-aged animals, Lena Pillars Nature Park… Everything to enjoy in Yakutsk, Russia’s Siberia, for 2 days. If you wish to stay more days, just let us know.

Yakutsk Winter Tour Photographs

Dog sledding to Shaman Tree

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

Lena Pillars Nature Park in Winter

Photographs by Bolot Bochkarev. See all our winter photographs of Lena Pillars at YakutiaPhoto.com.

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).

Mammoth Museum

Photographs by Bolot Bochkarev.

Restaurant of Chochur Muran Ethno Complex
Yakutsk Winter Weather

Photographs by Bolot Bochkarev.

Yakutsk Winter Video

Yakutsk Winter Tour in Winter 2018-2019

2-Day Standard Yakutsk Winter Tour

Recommended Period

December 2018 – March 2019.


Private City Tour

  • Any days on request.

Group City Tour

  • 31 Dec 2018 – 02 Jan 2018 – New Year in Yakutsk + Dog Sledding + Day Trip to Lena Pillars Trip. On request.
Standard Itinerary

Day 1 – Yakutsk

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.

Day 2 — Day Trip to Lena Pillars Nature Park

Round trip length: ~400 km.
Duration: 12-14 часов (depends on the quantity and duration of stops on the way).
Transport: 4wd off-road vehicle.

07:30 — 07:45 — Picking up by a guide at hotel.
08:00 — Exiting Yakutsk.
08:00 — 13:30 — Drive to the village of Batagai located on the Western bank of the Lena River in front of Lena Pillars Nature Park. Distance is 180 km. On the way stops at caves and cave paintings.
13:30 — 16:30
— Break with hot tea.
— Crossing the Lena River to Lena Pillars by a snowmobile. Passengers sit on a sleigh.
— Lunch inside a warm wooden house. Food provided by Chochur Muran Restaurant.
— Free time on the territory of Lena Pillars. Going upstairs to the view deck on top of pillars, if a track is snow free.
16:30 — 17:00 — Back to a minivan by a snowmobile. Little break with hot tea.
17:00 — The way back to Yakutsk.
21:30 — Back to hotel.

Feel free to order the customized tour.

Tour Cost for Winter 2018-2019

4 travelers = on request.
3 travelers = on request.
2 travelers = on request.
1 traveler = on request.


– English-/German-/French- or Spanish-speaking guide for 2 days.
– excursions to Mammoth Museum, the Atlasovs’ Complex, Kingdom of Permafrost Ice Tunnel;
– winter-prepared off-road vehicle rental for the city tour and trip to Lena Pillars Nature Park;
– sled dog & snowmobile safaris on Day 1;
– lunch and cooking workshop at the restaurant of the “Chochur Muran” ethno complex on Day 1;
– lunch box for day trip to Lena Pillars;
– snowmobile for crossing the Lena River on the ice;
– entry to the wooden house to warm up and have lunch at Lena Pillars Nature Park;
– entry ticket to Lena Pillars Nature Park.

Not included:

– transfers airport-hotel and hotel-airport;
– accommodation in Yakutsk;
– dinner on Day 2;
– warm cloth rental.

At request, we can include airport transfers, meals and accomodation in the package.

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 do it. 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.
– 2-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 middle 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 travel to Oymyakon?

Yes, sure. Please, check Oymyakon travel page. We have different options.

You can also go with us to Magadan, Tiksi, Verkhoyansk, and Mirny.

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.

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Winter tour to Yakutsk, Russia’s Siberia! Experience the extreme cold weather, delicous food, dog sledding, mammoth & permafrost museums, and embark the ice road trip to Lena Pillars Nature Park.