When the Sky and the Lena River meet each other in Yakutia…

An amazing time lapse video created by Viktor Gabyshev. He’s a biologist and tends to spend summers in long rafting expeditions in remote wilderness across the vast territory of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia.

The last summer was expedition free. So, he decided to devote weekends to camping on the western bank of the Lena River in Tabaga and Kangalassy areas, 1 hr off Yakutsk.

I live in Yakutsk myself from my birth and I know that our Siberian river is awesome. Nevertheless, I was stunned and enchanted, when I watched that video.

The Sky is so close to the land. Clouds slide over mirror-like waters. Northern lights flirt with the river. And bright stars jump around. Splended.

Enjoy and feel free to subscribe Viktor’s YouTube channel

Wish to camp on the Lena River? Let us know via VisitYakutia.com.


The Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the biggest Russian region in North-East Siberia & the Far East, is the perfect place for OFF-ROADING competitions among the strongest, fasters cars in the world.

Well, maybe, not in the whole world, but Yakutia with its chilling terrains definitely challenge every driver who wants to feel craziness and experience the huge doze of adrenalines.

June 12-14, 2014, the capital of the Sakha Republic, Yakutsk, hosted its 5th annual regional trophy raid championship. Officially, it’s called Samurai Trophy.

Don’t pay much attention to its Japanese-style name. You know, Siberian drivers feel themselve as real warriors in the deep forest. They can go through all terrains on the way like samurai’s sharpest sword through any wooden obstacles.

See now photos. Not so many, but it will give a great insight into what’s going on around Yakutsk, Russia.

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This video was created at request of Yakutsk City Hall. The clip demonstrates how Yakutsk looks like in the summertime. Enjoy!

Yakutsk was officially established by Russian Cossacks in 1632. Served as the beginning point for all exploring expeditions to Arctic Ocean, Chukotka, the Okhotsk Sea and other remote Russian Far Eastern areas.

Still all epic Siberian expeditions goes through Yakutsk! Nowadays, it is the capital of the biggest Russian region called the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

Wish to feel the sense of adventure? Check it out VisitYakutia.com.

YAKUTSK, 14 MAY 2014 — River navigation has started in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) 10 days earlier than expected. Today the first cargo ship arrived in Yakutsk River Port that plans to handle 750 ton.

This year’s river navigation start is the most earliest for last decades in Yakutia.

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Definitely, it’s never boring in Yakutsk, the coldest city on Earth. The winter is over, the cold disappeared, the snow almost melted, the ice on the Lena River just floated away, and the summer is at hand.

What to do in betweens? If by any chance you are in Russia’s Siberian town of Yakutsk, take a chance and enjoy the glamour of Yakutsk Fashion Week. This year it will take place on May 13th — 17th, 2014.

Top models. Extraordinary design. Eccentric hair cuts. Everything created and delivered by Yakutian talents. This is what we call Yakutsk Fashion Week!

You would never expect to see anything alike in the very heart of Siberia, wouldn’t you? Watch promo videos to get an idea. They were also created by talented filmmakers. Read More