Russia

Russia’s most northerly regions are its most intriguing and enticing. Whether you want to learn more about Arctic Russia’s fascinating history or experience the thrill of dog sledging or bear watching in the extraordinary Russian Far East, we have a myriad of ideas to discuss with you.

Arctic Russia covers a vast sweep of land from the Norwegian and Finnish borders eastwards across northern Siberia to the Chukotka Peninsula and the Bering Sea. At one point only five kilometres separate the Chukchi Islands and the neighbouring islands off Alaska. Much of the landscape is tundra dotted with countless lakes and pools through which the vast north-flowing rivers wend their way to the Arctic Ocean. During the short intense summer these areas are the nesting sites for numerous birds, including the red-breasted goose, Siberian crane and Ross’s gull. Wild flowers brighten the ground and musk oxen, bears, reindeer, lynx, wolverine, wolves and foxes roam. We visit the White Sea in June at the time of the ‘white nights’. This is a period of continuous daylight when we use a small boat to navigate among the islands of the Solovetski Archipelago.

There is nowhere else in the world quite like Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East. Closed to both Russians and foreigners until 1990, now that we can visit you will marvel at its towering snow-covered volcanoes of exquisite symmetry, lava fields, hot springs, geysers, lush valleys, tundra, fast flowing rivers and rugged coastline.

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