Siberian rivers. Powerfully beautiful they flow through the majestic sceneries.
You will pass by grey mountains and plateaus, green plains
and forests. You will find «green
stops» along your way, where
you can take a rest from the
civilization while taking a
walk in the forest gathering
berries and mushrooms, taking
a sunbath or, naturally, fishing.
The famous sturgeon soup
will leave none indifferent.
Yenisei is the main and largest waterway of Siberia. It practically
divides the territory of Russia in two. The river is so wide that in the lower
courses the opposite bank can only be seen in binoculars. During your cruise
you will go sightseeing in the 4 ancient city of Yenisseisk, Turukhansk and
the Cossack village Vorogovo.
The river Ob with its confluent Irtysh is
the sixth longest river on earth. Both take their source in the mountains and
flow through the largest plains on the planet, covered in vast forests and marshes.
The way of life of the locals is rather unusual - they
breed Siberian deer (also called Maral), gather cedar nuts
and ferns, and do beekeeping
in the mountains.
Novosibirks, Biysk and Barnaul are the cities that you
can visit on this route.
The nominal line of the Arctic Circle goes right through
the city of Salekhard-na-Obi.
An obelisk «The Arctic Circle»
is erected here.
Sailing on Irtysh means that you will have a multitude of interesting excursions
along the way. In Tobolsk you will see the first stone houses built in Siberia
and the fabulous white Kremlin. Siberian cities are famous for their wooden
architecture. You will make acquaintance with the cultures of the peoples of
Khanty and Mansi in the ethnographic museums of Ugra. You even can try living
in authentic choums (tent-like dwelling similar to the wigwams), ride on deer
relays, try the specialties of the local cuisine and witness shamanic rites.