Finally, I am publishing 127 photographs of the “Yakutsk – Oymyakon – Magadan. The World’s Coldest Road Trip” overland adventure travel that was done in cooperation with Nord Stream LLC on the Kolyma Road of Bones in winter 2013. That trip was announced previously here.
In the 2013 February winter trip, we had 8 travellers from different nations (1 Brazilian, 1 Catalonian, 1 French, 3 Germans, 1 Dutch, 1 American). They were great!
Announce proudly the start of gathering groups for the “Yakutsk – Oymyakon – Magadan. The World’s Coldest Road Trip” overland adventure tour in winter 2013-2014.
Let’s have the greatest fun experience on the road trip from Yakutsk to Magadan via Oymyakon in the world’s coldest place!
Together with the Nord Stream travel company, I am arranging Stalin’s Road of Bones trip on the route Yakutsk – Magadan, Russia’s Siberia, in Summer 2013.
7 days on Stalin’s Road of Bones (Kolyma Hwy). 2 nights in Ust Nera. Extra time in Yakutsk and Magadan.
You’ll learn more about history of the infamous Kolyma Road of Bones constructed by Stalin’s Gulag inmates. At the same time, you’ll discover the richness of the Sakha people’s culture and see the beauty of two Russian regions, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia and Magadan Oblast.
The idea remains simple. We take a van and drive all the way length of 2000 km.
What is the current temperature in Yakutsk, Russia? -48C. *Click the photo to see it in big size.
When the winter started in my region called the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), I started receiving this question very often, especially through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Yes, Yakutia is on Instagram as well :)
So, I thought why not give a photo reply to the question, What is the current temperature in Yakutsk, Russia? See it in the above picture of yesterday’s cold winter weather in Yakutsk.
Little kids (1st – 5th classes) are allowed to not attend school, when the temperature is -45C or less below. They have a sort of holidays and enjoy the warmth sitting at home.
Oh, I love winter road trips. Just give me a direction and I’ll go there.
So, on January 3rd, 2013, with my friends and three workers of the French Embassy in Moscow, I arranged the one-day road trip to the Lena Pillars National Park (also known as Stone Forest located on the Lena River south off Yakutsk.
As far as you might know, USESCO included Lena Pillars National Park in the World’s Heritage Site List in 2012. On the Internet, they are also known as “stone trees” or “stone pillars”.
Our group consisted of 11 travellers, including 7 friends, 3 French, and me.
Oh, I am now an expert on how to plan and arrange road trips in any direction in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the biggest region in Russia’s Siberia. See the right sidebar to find out our long-distance journeys I organize this winter.
So, hereby I would like to share tips on planning a winter road trip in Yakutia, Russia’s Siberia.
I am often asked, what type of fun travelers can have with the cold weather, while being in Russia’s Siberian city of Yakutsk during a short visit.
I always offer them to try bicycling across the ice road over the Lena River in the Yakutsk area in the deep, deep, deep cold winter. One day trip! -40C or -50C! In the world’s coldest city of Yakutsk!
I think it’s more than the world-class experience! No one believed me!
Gosh! Just look at the following photographs of the ice road bicycling winter trip undertaken on the Day of the End of the World from Yakutsk on 21st December 2012 by a group of three friends, Ilya Arkhipov, Anatoly Kuzmin, Andrey Popov.
Crazy! Crazy? Oh, not really. It’s a regular fun that local bicyclists – Ilya, Anatoly, Andrey, and others – love to do in the cold weather annually. If you have a wish to repeat it, just join them or let me know.