Yakutsk to Tiksi Cruise

Yakutsk - Tiksi Cruise on the Lena River by the Michael Svetlov ship in Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Summer 2015.

14 days by the “Michael Svetlov” river cruise ship in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia.

We made the early booking possible for the longest Siberian cruise on the Lena River from Yakutsk to Tiksi, deep into the Arctic Circle, and back in Summer 2020. Dates and prices have been published. Reserve your cabin as earlier as possible, as the quantity of available cabins are limited.

Route: Yakutsk – Lena Pillars Nature Park – Neelova (Tiksi) – Yakutsk.
Ship: Mikhail Svetlov.
Duration: 14 days.

During the Yakutsk – Tiksi cruise, you’ll enjoy the mighty Lena River, diverse nature, breath-taking landscapes (taiga, tundra forest & tundra) and the culture of Northern peoples.

Please, learn the major cruise info below.

Yakutsk – Tiksi Lena River Cruise Photos:
Mikael Svetlov Cabin Photos:

The last image in the above gallery is the Michael Svetlov ship scheme. Each cabin category has its own colour.

Yakutsk – Tiksi Lena River Cruise Video:

Itinerary & General Information:

2020 Yakutsk to Tiksi River Cruise – Dates, itinerary and costs (PDF file).

Cruise Dates for 2020:
  • 04 July – 17 July 2020 – Canceled.
  • 23 July – 05 August 2020 – Scheduled.
  • 12 August – 25 August 2020 – Scheduled for Russian residents. Cancelled for international travelers.
  • 26 August – 08 September 2020 – Canceled.
Cruise Dates for 2021:
  • 08 July – 21 July 2021.
  • 24 July – 06 August 2021.
  • 11 August – 24 August 2021.
  • 25 August – 07 September 2021.
Cruise Prices for Summer-Autumn 2020:

In 2021, rates will remain the same or with +5% due to inflation. Final rates for the next season will be set up by the end of the current summer.

Four-bed standard cabin:

Four standard beds. Air condition is available, but doesn’t work, when ship engine is off. WC in the cabin.

  • 4840 EUR/cabin if 2 people in the cabin
  • 5250 EUR/cabin if 3 people in the cabin
  • 5660 EUR/cabin if 4 people in the cabin

18 such cabins on the Lena River cruise ship.

Twin & triple standard cabin:

Three standard beds (one of them is upper). Air condition is available, but doesn’t work, when ship engine is off. WC in the cabin.

  • 3500 EUR/cabin if 1 person in the cabin
  • 4840 EUR/cabin if 2 people in the cabin
  • 5150 EUR/cabin if 3 people in the cabin

31 cabins.

One-bed (single) cabin with an additional bed:

One standard bed plus one upper. Air condition is available, but doesn’t work, when ship engine is off. WC in the cabin.

  • 2880 EUR/cabin, if single
  • 3910 EUR/cabin, if 2 people in the cabin

6 cabins.

Junior Suite (DBL):

One room. TV set, additional air condition (works during stops), mini refrigerator. WC in the cabin.

  • 3770 EUR/cabin, if single
  • 5350 EUR/cabin, if two people in the cabin

8 cabins.


Two rooms, 1 queen sized bed. TV set, additional air condition (works during stops), mini refrigerator. WC in the cabin.

  • 7000 EUR/cabin, if single or couple in the cabin

3 cabins.


  • Cabins are sold as the whole. By cabins.
  • If booking is done till February 2020 and full pre-payment is completed within 1.5-week since the date of invoice issue, discount is granted.
  • If booking is done in Spring – Summer 2020, full pre-payment is required. Discount is still possible, but write us to learn conditions.
  • If you book in the last minute, please, be advised that participation in the 14-day cruise without state border entry permit is possibe, but travelers would not have a chance to participate in Tiksi town excursion, and they should stay onboard.
  • Cruise to Tiksi (one way) is possible but official rates are applied. Important! Please, note that you will need to get an extra state border entry permit for Tiksi and our travel agency’s guide will need to fly from Yakutsk to Tiksi to meet you and be with you for the whole period of your stay in Tiksi and be responsible for you to FSB’s State Border Service.


  • cabin cost;
  • meals during the cruise;
  • entertainment en route during the cruise;
  • state border entry permit for a day tour to Tiksi;
  • visa support (Letter of Invitation).
How to book the Yakutsk – Tiksi cruise
  • Write us. Say which dates, cabin type and how many travelers. Provide your full name as well.
  • We check the availability of the wished cabin on the desired dates. If it is still available, we hold it immediately for you for 10 days, enough to complete the pre-payment process. If not, we let you know about other options.
  • Once you agree with booked dates, we send you an invoice for the pre-payment of deposit or full amount. For the invoice, we need to have a copy of your valid passport, postal address used for billing, contact phone number and email address.
  • Payment might be done in EUR/USD/GBP by bank transfer.
  • Payment might be done in Russian Rubles from a Russian bank by bank transfer as well.
  • Payment might be done in Russian Rubles by Visa/MasterCard via the Yandex Kassa online payment service. Please, note that the online service surcharges for international transaction and currency conversion, and its commission fee is 3.5%.
  • When payment is completed and the cruise voucher is issued, we start working on your Arctic state border permit and an invitation for a Russian tourist visa at no cost. Please, note that the Russian Consulate issues a tourist visa, when the tour is fully pre-paid.

That’s it.

Other Lena River Cruises
Additionally you might order from us:
  • air tickets from/to Yakutsk Airport (YKS);
  • individual transfers airport to hotel, hotel to river port, river port to hotel, hotel to airport;
  • accommodation in Yakutsk;
  • Yakutsk City Tour with your-language-speaking guide and hired vehicle;
  • day trip Yakutsk to the Glacier of Lake Buluus and Kyuryulyur Waterfalls;
  • 5/6-day road trip Yakutsk to Oymyakon with or without GULAGs;
  • 5/6/7/8-day road trip Yakutsk to Magadan via Oymyakon;
  • other destinations.

Book Yakutsk – Tiksi Lena River Cruise

As the Tiksi cruise is highly demanded, please, check the availability of cabins in advance.


By phone:

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

Via email:


We tend to reply immediately or in the course of a day. If we don’t get back to you as quick as you wish, please, don’t worry. We could be busy with urgent requests or current travellers. Don’t hesitate to remind us.

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