Verkhoyansk Winter Tour - uVisitRussia
Home Tours Tours by Region Yakutia Verkhoyansk Winter Tour

Verkhoyansk Winter Tour

Embark a short winter trip to Verkhoyansk.

The city of Verkhoyansk is located in the north-eastern part of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). It was founded in 1638 by Russian Cossacks and initially served as a remote place for Siberian exile.

Fly to Batagay. Stay 2 full days in Verkhoyansky District and travel through the coldest places on Earth. Come back to Yakutsk on the 4th day.

Group size: 1-4 people.
Route: Yakutsk – Batagay – Verkhoyansk – Batagay – Betenkes – Batagay – Yakutsk.
Starts and ends at Yakutsk Airport.
Recommended period: November – April.
Coldest Period: late November – February, around -50C.

Tour Highlights:

  • Cold weather with -40C and -60C.
  • Icy forest and mountains.
  • Verkhoyansk Range to observe from the plane.
  • Soviet-type airport in Batagai.
  • Soviet-type town of Batagai. Founded in the infamous 1939 by Stalin’s GULAG inmates as a center of tin industry.
  • Verkhoyansk, the oldest town in North-Eastern Yakutia.
  • Authentic Yakut villages.
  • Unique Yakutian horses.
  • Snowmobile ride.

Dates: Any dates on request. Preferably from Monday to Thursday.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 4 days

Itinerary Hide all details


Transfer from hotel to Yakutsk Airport. Flight Yakutsk to Batagay (departure at 07:20, arrival at 09:55, distance 670 km, flight time is 1 hr 35 min). Transfer from Batagay Airport to a guest house in Batagay, 5 km. Check-in a guest house (single/twin rooms with bathrooms, shared kitchen). Lunch. Excursion across the town and its outskirts (with the use of a Russian UAZ vehicle). Dinner. Free time. Rest.


Breakfast at a guest house. 09:00 – 11:00 – Road trip by a Russian UAZ van to Verkhoyansk, 71 km, with stops for photo sessions. 11:00 – 12:00 – Driving around Verkhoyansk. Photo session at remarkable places, including the “Verkhoyansk” sign and the bank of the Yana River. 12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch at cafe. 14:00 – 15:00 – Visit to Museum of History. 15:00 – 16:00 – Driving back to Batagay. 18:00 – Dinner. Free time. Overnight in a guest house in Batagay.


Breakfast at a guest house. 09:00 – 10:30 – Driving by a Russian UAZ van to Betenkes village, 50 km. With stops en route, especially at the Shaman Tree place with a view from the top of mountain pass. 11:00 – 14:00 – Time in a Yakut traditional village. A chance to drive throughout the settlement on a snowmobile, which is commonly used instead of a car. Lunch at family’s. 13:00 – 17:00 – Trip to the Yakutian horse breeding farm. Distance from Betenkes to the farm is 10 km. Activities with Yakutian horses including rides on horses or sleigh. Yakutian horse is a Siberian breed. Accustomed to live in the conditions of extreme cold weather. 17:00 – 18:00 – Way back to Batagay. 19:00 – Sauna. Farewell Dinner. Free time. Overnight in a guest house in Batagay.


Transfer to Batagay Airport. Flight to Yakutsk (departure at 11:55, arrival at 12:45.) Transfer from Yakutsk Airport to hotel in Yakutsk. Half a day with your guide in Yakutsk, without transport.

What's included

  • English/German/French/Spanish-speaking guide for 4 days.
  • Transfers to/from Yakutsk Airport on Day 1 and Day 4.
  • Air tickets Yakutsk – Batagay – Yakutsk.
  • Transfers from/to Batagay Airport.
  • Russian UAZ van rental with driver in Verkhoyansky District on Day 1, 2, 3.
  • Accommodation in Batagay (guest house with twin/dbl room, flat rate).
  • Meals in Batagay (5 meals in a guest house), Verkhoyansk (lunch at cafe), Betenkes (lunch at family’s).
  • Entry tickets for Verkhoyansk Museum on Day 2.
  • Snowmobile use on Day 3.
  • Visit to Yakutian horse breeding farm in the area of Betenkes on Day 3.
  • Sauna.
  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation).
Not included in the price
  • Accommodation, meals, activities in Yakutsk.
  • Transfers in Yakutsk, which were not mentioned in the above itinerary.
Additional info

Required to bring:

Warm clothes. They are thermo underwears, wooly or thermo sweaters, scarf, Arctic versions of pants and parkas from such brands as The North Face or Canada Goose, hats, boots, gloves. Fur hats and fur boots might be bought in Yakutsk.

Some clothes might be provided for rental at additional cost.


Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Far East : Yakutia
Yakutia it is A country of permafrost, where temperature lowers below minus 60° in the most severe winters, and where the topsoil can get frozen up to a half of a meter. Read more
Yakutia : Batagay
Batagay is a small settlement, the administrative center of the Verkhoyansky ulus of Yakutia. Actually from here, all roads in this area go, since Batagay is the only settlement that has kept a normally functioning airport. Read more
Yakutia : Verkhoyansk
Verkhoyansk is a town in Verkhoyansky District of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located on the Yana River near the Arctic Circle, 92 kilometers (57 mi) from Batagay, the administrative center of the district, and 675 kilometers (419 mi) north of Yakutsk, the capital of the republic. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,311. The town holds the Guinness world record for the greatest temperature range on Earth: 105 °C (189 °F) Read more
US$ 2200
per person, based on 2-people group
Select Travel Date
QUERY: SELECT PERIOD_DIFF( DATE_FORMAT( MIN( toursDate ) ,  '%Y%m' ) , DATE_FORMAT( CURDATE( ) ,  '%Y%m' ) ) as offset FROM T_toursDays WHERE toursDate > ADDDATE( CURDATE( ) , INTERVAL 1 MONTH ) AND toursID =1482
ERROR: (#1064) You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'offset FROM T_toursDays WHERE toursDate > ADDDATE( CURDATE( ) , INTERVAL 1 MO...' at line 1

Enter Total Number of Travelers
Total US$ 0.00

Thanks ! We will reply you in less than 24 hours (usually within 1-2 hours).

Thanks ! We will reply you in less than 24 hours (usually within 1-2 hours).

1 person - US$ 3465 (US$ 3465 per person)
2 person - US$ 4400 (US$ 2200 per person)
3 person - US$ 5310 (US$ 1770 per person)
4 person - US$ 6240 (US$ 1560 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 4

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Speak to an expert
Call us now

+1 (888) 845-8877

Speak to an expert
Call us now

+1 (888) 845-8877