What Are You Doing This Summer? Let’s Go to Yakutsk!

Yakutia Airlines is extending its Alaska-Kamchatka service to Yakutsk this summer. Photo: Yakutia Airlines.

Yakutia Airlines is extending its Alaska-Kamchatka service to Yakutsk this summer. Photo: Yakutia Airlines.

Flights from Anchorage to Yakutsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky are on sale now

THIS SUMMER, Yakutia Airlines will be operating flights on the routing Anchorage – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Yakutsk. This makes travel to and from Yakutsk convenient and comfortable.

YAKUTSK is one of the most distant of Russia’s cities, a strategic outpost in a region of permafrost, renowned for its temperature extremes. The city has much to offer visitors. We’ve assembled a list of our 6 favorite places to visit while there.

Lena Pillars Nature Park: A day-cruise up the Lena River from Yakutsk to see the breathtaking Lena Pillars, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These picturesque cliffs reach up to 900 feet high and extend for miles along the river.

The breathtaking Lena Pillars, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Yakutia Airlines

The breathtaking Lena Pillars, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: Yakutia Airlines

Mammoth Museum: The Mammoth Museum is a unique place, hosting the rarest findings of the ancient animals’ remains discovered over the last decades, including ancient mammoth, ancient bison, ancient woolly rhino, ancient horse and dog.

Photo Courtesy: Planeta Yakutia

Photo Courtesy: Planeta Yakutia

Kingdom of Permafrost: The 150 meter deep (apprx. 492 feet) complex of tunnels in the permafrost are decorated with ice sculptures, an office complete with the computer and telephone, a children’s slide and many more – all made from blocks of ice. There is even a bar where tourists are served vodka in ice glasses.

Treasury of The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Exhibition: Yakutia produces 95% of Russia’s diamonds and 15% of its gold output. Visitors will see a unique collection of gold, platinum, silver, and large natural diamonds. The collection also includes the works of local craftsmen: jewelers, diamond cutters, stone and bone  carvers.

Archaeology & Ethnography Museum: The museum has one of the Far East’s best displays on indigenous peoples and shows the history of the peoples of Yakutsk, objects of everyday life and the mythology of the Sakha, Eveny, Evenki, Yukagiry, and other Yakut ethnic groups since ancient times.

Khomus Museum (International Center for Jew’s Harp Music): Khomus plays an important part in Sakha culture and concerts take place year-round, when performers imitate natural sounds such as a horse neighing. The museum has the biggest jaw’s harp collection in the world.

Photo: Yakutia Airlines

Photo: Yakutia Airlines

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Tickets for Yakutia Airlines’ Summer Alaska-Kamchatka-Yakutsk  Service can be purchased through AirRussia.US, our network of travel agents and most other professional travel agents. For schedule and fares,  visit our TICKETS page.

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