The place of the best preserved culture of the northern nomads
Nomadic

Yamal

The Yamal Peninsula
Reasons to go and things to do

YAMAL

Reasons to go and things to do
Yamal
Yamal is a peninsula on the North of Russia, close to the border of Europe and Asia. There are very few settlements, however the area is rich with natural gas. However, we travel to Yamal not for gas, but for the culture: it is one of the best locations in the world to visit reindeer herders, who preserve their traditions.

Here are some of the main features that make Yamal special:
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Why to go to Yamal

Thousands of nomads live on the Yamal peninsula. They still keep the traditions of reindeer husbandry, moving with their herds between winter pastures. Yamal is considered as one of the very few places with best preserved nomadic traditions of the North.
REINDEER HERDERS
REINDEER HERDERS
Yamal is mostly flat and made of permafrost, however there are plenty of beautiful winter landscapes. Also, the trip to Yamal can be combined with the Ural mountains that have many spectacular landscapes of the Northern mountains.
NORTHERN NATURE
NORTHERN NATURE
From autumn till spring, Yamal is a great location to see Aurora. The light pollution is low here, and there's very few things in the world that are as impressive as overnight in the herder's camp with Aurora over your tent.
AURORA BOREALIS
AURORA BOREALIS
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Tours to Yamal

Visit Yamal with Russian Expeditions
We run private tours to Yamal
Suggested trip length: 1-3 weeks
Approximate cost: USD 3000-10000
Recommended group size: 4-12 people
Transport: offroad vans, helicopter, snowmobiles
Time to visit: November to March (winter), July to September (summer). Suggested time for photography tours: March, September
Booking: minimum 3 months before the departure date
Explore some of the most remote regions on Earth
Alex Permyakov
WhatsApp: +7 999 2293044
E-mail: alex@alex.travel
Let's plan an amazing trip to Yamal
Founder of Russian Expeditions
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