Meeting in Salekhard
Our expedition begins right on the Arctic Circle in the city of Salekhard on the Yamal Peninsula. After our morning flight, we'll take a Trekol, an all-terrain monster of a vehicle, which is indispensable for the local landscape, and drive to the remote Gornokhadatinsky Nature Reserve in the mountains of the Northern Urals. Travel takes approximately 7-10 hours, depending on the weather.
We'll be at the camp by the evening. Upon arrival, we'll get to know the local Nenets reindeer herder's family and later stay in an authentic multi-share traditional tent (chum) wrapped in reindeer hides. Don't worry about cold temperatures, our chum should be warm and cozy enough, a wood-burning stove is always up and running.