Travel Russia – by Reindeer


Great post today by UrbanDaddy that I just had to share. The newest trend in tourism is touring Eastern Russia by reindeer. Yes, you read that correctly – REINDEER.

Coordinated by Russia Discovery, the trip is definitely not for the weak of heart:
“This expedition tour is special: we are going to the Pole of Cold in Yakutia by reindeer sleds. Together with local reindeer herders, you will travel in the land of austere mountains, endless tundra, and biting frosts (average temperature in January is -40C).

The Even reindeer herders, who inhabit Yuchugey area, stay away from the towns and modern tendencies – they carefully keep their traditions. During your stay in Yuchugey and Tomtor, and a 2-days reindeer sledding trip, you will experience their lifestyle, where every day is the struggle for survival, and get to know their culture.

Special requirements: good fitness level, physical and psychological resistance to the cold, preferably prior experience of winter overnight in tents, winter outfit for outdoor activities in low temperatures.”

I think “low temperatures” might be a bit of an understatement. Regardless, does spending 8 days in the Eastern Russia countryside sound fun to you?


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2 Responses to “Travel Russia – by Reindeer”

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