TIC of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug

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Summer 2020 in Yamal promises to be touristy. Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is one of the few regions of the Russian Federation where there is no quarantine for visitors now, and the district's tour operators already offer tourists ready-made tourist programs for every taste and budget: from unique ethnicities to active tours and fishing.

Yamal, like many regions of Russia, has revised plans for the development of tourism at least for the next summer season. The consequences of the spread of coronavirus infection have shifted the focus: the priority of summer 2020 is the rest of Russians inside the country.

As noted by the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova, the most popular types of recreation for Russians can be health, active and ecotourism. At the same time, Rostourism will pay considerable attention not only to the traditional mass destinations of the South of Russia.

TWO AND HALF AN HOUR BY PLANE

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug is one of the largest constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Its geographical location is unique: the region is located in the very center of the Russian Arctic, most of the Okrug is located beyond the Arctic Circle.

But actually Yamal is closer than it seems. Just 2 and a half hours by plane from Moscow, Novosibirsk or Kazan, and you are already on the peninsula. Most of the flights are subsidized by the Government of the region, the average cost of a ticket to the capital of the district, the city of Salekhard, is 8,000 rubles.

WHERE TO FIND YAMAL TOURS

Tourism in Yamal is gaining momentum at a steady pace. The region has much to be proud of and where to invite guests. Experts note the combination of "absolute exoticism" and reasonable prices in tours to Yamal. For example, a one-day tour to the unique places of the Polar Urals costs only 2500 rubles. per person.

The adventures will not leave anyone indifferent.

The Department of Youth Policy and Tourism of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, together with the region's tour operators, have already prepared tours that will be of interest to both residents of the okrug and tourists from other Russian cities who decide to conquer the Arctic and go to the "end of the earth" ...

A complete list of summer tours to Yamal is published on the tourist portal of the region www. isityamal. u.

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The Yamal land has been famous since ancient times for its hospitality, magnificent nature, the richest historical, cultural and spiritual potential. Yamal is a sacred land for the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the Far North, the center of world reindeer husbandry, a region that has preserved its original culture, the "polar heart" of the fuel and energy complex of Russia.

Salekhard is the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the only city in the world located at the latitude of the Arctic Circle.

Novy Urengoy is the gas capital of Russia, the cultural and sports center of Yamal.

Noyabrsk is the oil capital of the Okrug. It differs from other cities in the region by the presence of a developed transport infrastructure, therefore it is deservedly called the "southern gate" of Yamal.

Labytnangi - translated from the Khanty language as the city of "seven larches", the center of Yamal exploration and skiing.

The Nadym region is famous for its history: the Nadym town of the end of the XII century, the remains of the camps and the railway track “Construction number 501, GULAG”.

New for the season and top news

1. In December 2018, it is planned to launch a branded route - a two-day (three-day) tour to Yamal, which includes hotel accommodation, a visit to a national camp, reindeer sledding, a sightseeing tour, breakfasts and lunches.

2. At the end of 2018, the website of the region's main tourist event, the celebration of the Reindeer Herder's Day, will be launched. In Yamal, this bright and massive holiday of the year usually falls on the end of March - beginning of April. Indigenous people from the tundra come to settlements on reindeer sleds and set up an impromptu plague camp. At the festival, competitions in national sports are held: throwing tynzyan on a troche, jumping over sledges and national wrestling. National costume contests and reindeer sled races are held throughout the day. The fair is noisy and there is an exuberant trade, guests are treated to hot fish soup and aromatic tea.

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Salekhard is the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the only city in the world located at the latitude of the Arctic Circle.

Novy Urengoy is the gas capital of Russia, the cultural and sports center of Yamal.

Noyabrsk is the oil capital of the Okrug. It differs from other cities in the region by the presence of a developed transport infrastructure, therefore it is deservedly called the "southern gate" of Yamal.

Labytnangi - from the Khanty language means the city of "seven larches", the center of Yamal geological exploration and skiing.

The Nadym region is famous for its history: the Nadym town (end of the 12th century), the remnants of camps and the railway track "Building No. 501, GULAG", etc.

There are 4 airports in the district in the cities: Salekhard, Novy Urengoy, Noyabrsk and Nadym, from which flights to the central part of the country, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Yekaterinburg, and also seasonal flights to other regions of Russia.

Transport accessibility in the region includes rail and road links connecting Yamal with the central part of the country.

Water transport is also popular as it operates along the main artery of Yamal - the Ob River, which stretches for 440 km around the district.

Cultural and educational tourism: Yamal is a mysterious corner of the Russian Arctic, a region with a distinctive history and ancient traditions. There are 570 cultural heritage sites, more than 500 archeological monuments, 19 museums. Yamal is a natural reserve untouched by civilization, its districts and cities keep a rich history, which can be learned on a variety of excursions for all ages.

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