Cruise to Tiksi is a wonderful opportunity to explore Yakutia’s nature, history and indigenous peoples’ life conditions and traditions and also cross the Arctic Circle and visit the most northern settlement of Yakutia.
The journey begins with the Lena Pillars, the most unique nature phenomenon. A 40 km steep rocks architecture will fascinate you with its beauty and vastness.
Next stops are Zhigansk and Kjusjur. These settlements fully represent national color of northern Yakutia. Hunting and fishing is the main source of food in these places. Local artists will entertain you with their epic singing and their sounds will remain in your heart for years. These stops will impress you because severe climate and strong winds over the years have put a special effect on the image of houses and streets.
And finally Tiksi – the most northern settlement of Yakutia. The temperature here stays low even in the hottest summer months and white polar nights may surprise you with their Northern Lights.
In the last days of the journey you will visit Sottintsy settlement. Here you will closely get acquainted with the history of Yakutia. An open air historic and architect museum “Druzhba” will present samples of old wood architecture in traditional Yakut and Russian styles. There are also expositions of wooden household implements, national dresses of the Yakuts and heritage of Russian Christianity.
Above all these the tour will have interesting entertainment onboard with different lectures on Yakutia’s history, different intellectual contests, disco nights with various performers.