Arkhangelsk is a city in the north of Russia, situated not far from the shore of the North Sea. Its climate is quite harsh. There is a lot of snow everywhere in winter. A true north fairytale!
Arkhangelsk is a port city, from the 16th till the 18th century it was the only sea port in Russia from which Russian goods travelled to another countries. The development of the city is strongly connected with navigation and trade. You can learn the history of Russian navigation, legendary ships and impressive stories of personalities famous in the sphere in the Northern Sea Museum.
The north of Russia is inhabited by unique animals. Not far from Arkhangelsk there is a reindeer herders’ village where it is possible to meet real reindeer! These animals are very graceful and cute! Without any doubt, you will fall in love with them from the first sight! It is also possible to have a reindeer sleigh ride on the snow and take unique pictures with the animals.
On the territory of Arkhangelsk there were lots of northern villages, some of them are preserved till nowadays. You can get acquainted with the traditional way of life of the north people in Malye Korely Museum. It is a unique open-air collection of wooden architecture monuments built in the 16th - early 20th centuries. The wooden architecture of the North inspires everyone, immersing people in the magic of the amazing unity of the harsh northern nature with the creations of human hands.
As the city is situated near the sea there is always fresh and delicious seafood in the restaurants of Arkhangelsk. Don’t lose the chance to try these tasty dishes!