Krasnoyarsk – Norilsk

Are you eager to get acquainted with the greatness of Siberian nature, cross the Krasnoyarsk Territory and visit the most famous cities and settlements on the banks of the Yenisei? Then we invite you to a fascinating cruise on the route «Krasnoyarsk — Norilsk: towards permafrost». Yenisei is a rare miracle of nature. No wonder the natives and residents gave him the names «Great River» and «Big Water». The cruise combines a visit to cities with a rich history and architecture, as well as many unique in its beauty natural attractions.

24 July – 31 July 2020

8 days / 7 nights

1585 km on board the ship (MS “Alexander Matrosov” or similar)
550 km by bus

Special permission

Special permission to enter the territory of the Arctic (Norilsk, Dudinka) is required for foreign citizens.
Please provide the tour operator with a copy of the passport and visa to Russia 60 days before the start of the tour. These documents will be sent for consideration to the Federal Security Service of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in the city of Norilsk, the FSB reserves the right to refuse entry to the region without justification. If the answer is yes, the permit will be sent to you (by e-mail) 3 days before the start of the tour, it must be presented when boarding the flight and should always be with you when you are in Norilsk and Dudinka.
On the Yenisei, navigation is carried out on passenger cruise ships of project No. 588, built in 1955. Please note that these are not tourist ships. On board there are two restaurants, a reading and music salons, and a bar. Showers and toilets are located on the decks. Accommodation in 2-seater cabins of the first class (in the cabin 2 soft sofas, wardrobe, washbasin).

Motorship «Alexander Matrosov»

Krasnoyarsk – Norilsk

Ship Tour Yenisei



1 Day

Arrival in the airport of Krasnoyarsk, group transfer from the airport to the hotel 3*** “Krasnoyarsk”, check in.

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour with a visit to the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel, the historical part of the city, the founding place of Krasnoyarsk, Theater Square and more.

Lunch in the city.

Excursion to the observation deck in the village of Sliznevo, which is located on the edge of a sheer cliff above the Yenisei.

Excursion to the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station.

Boat trip along the Krasnoyarsk Sea (1 hour)

Dinner at hotel.

*100 km by bus


2 Day

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out.
Early departure to the city of Yeniseysk.

Lunch in the cafe of Yeniseysk.

Yeniseysk is an “Open Air Museum”, it includes 94 architectural monuments.

Sightseeing tour of the city of Yeniseysk visiting temples and merchant mansions. In the private museum-estate «Photoizba» — inspection of a collection of antiques, a trip to the Monastery Lake. It is believed that swimming in the lake has healing power.

Check in to the hotel 3*** at Yeniseysk.

Dinner at the hotel in Yeniseysk.

23:30 – Landing on the m / s “Alexander Matrosov” or similiar.

* 380 km by bus

on board

3 Day

Breakfast on board.

10:00–10:30 – Stop in the village of Yartsevo.
Local residents greeted the ship with trading and souvenir shops, gifts of the Yenisei land.

Lunch on board.

15:00–15:30 – Stop in the village of Vorogovo.

19:30–20:00 – Stop in the village of Bor.

Dinner on board.

on board

4 Day

Breakfast on board.

10:00–10:20 – Stop in the village of Surgutikha.

11:50–12:10 – Stop in the village of Vereshchagino.

13:10–13:30 – Stop in the village of Baklanikha.

Lunch on board.

17:00–17:30 – Stop in the village of Kostino.

19:30–20:30 – Stop in the village of Turukhansk.

Dinner on board.


5 Day

Early morning crossing of the Arctic Circle (r. Kureyka).

Breakfast on board.

09:00–10:00 – Stop at Igarka

Igarka is located in the tundra and forest-tundra zones beyond the Arctic Circle. The city is built on permafrost.

Lunch on board.

16:00–17:00 – Stop in the village of Potapovo.

Dinner on board.

21:00 – Arrival in Dudinka, transfer to the hotel 3 *** «Victoria», check in.


6 Day

Breakfast at the hotel.

Walking sightseeing tour of Dudinka.

Excursion to the Museum of Local Lore, where you can take a picture in national costumes of the peoples of the north.

Lunch in the city.

A visit to the ethnic complex “Taimyr Mou” (“Taimyr Land”), dedicated to the culture and traditions of the indigenous peoples of the North: you are expected to participate in ceremonies and master classes.

Dinner at hotel.


7 Day

Breakfast at the hotel, check out.

Departure to Norilsk.

Lunch at city.

Sightseeing tour of Norilsk, visit to the Norilsk memorial, excursion to the First house of Norilsk.

Check in to 3*** hotel “Talnakh” (the hotel is located in the most ecologically clean and green area of Norilsk).

Dinner at hotel.

* 110 km by bus


8 Day

Breakfast at hotel, check out (till 12:00 am).

Group transfer to the airport of Norilsk.

*70 km by bus.


Estimated time of stops, subject to change due to weather conditions.

Our prices include:

  • guide service (Russian, English or German speaking);
  • transport (minibus) incl. groups transfers Krasnoyarsk airport-Krasnoyarsk Hotel, Norilsk hotel - Norilsk airport;
  • onboard accommodation (1 class, twin or single accommodation, in every cabin only a washbasin – a shower and WC on the deck);
  • twin accommodation in the hotel Krasnoyarsk (1 night), Yenisseysk hotel (day stay), Dudinka hotel (2 nights), Talnakh Hotel (Norilsk, 1 night);
  • excursions per program above with entrance tickets to museums;
  • catering according to the program;
  • medical insurance;
  • Polar Circle permission;
  • visa support

* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.

** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.

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