The Official Tourism Information Portal of the Arkhangelsk Region
TIC of the Arkhangelsk Region
(+7 81-82) 21-40-82
Call Center (9 a.m. – 7 p.m. MOW)
+7 921 071-21-21
This is a masterpiece of northern nature. In the small territory of the
island one can see diversity of northern landscapes - granite rocks of
many meters, small lakes hidden in the central part of the island.
Ethnic cultural tourism is developing rapidly. Visitors have a unique
opportunity to observe everyday life of native peoples of the north.
The first seaport of Russia, "Gate to the Arctic", the capital
of Pomorie, city of angels. What a rich variety of names
for Arkhangelsk. This is the administrative center of the Arkhangelsk
The Arkhangelsk Region - the land of white nights and interminable forests - is rightly famous for its hospitality, unique northern nature and rich historical and cultural heritage. Travelers will get the best memories from visiting the famous Solovetsky Archipelago, ancient towns-museums of Kargopol and Solvychegodsk, the White Sea coast with its amazing islands, fabulous high and low tides.
The karst caves of Pinega, which are the longest ones in Europe, will attract attention not only of caving lovers. Kenozersky National Park, where Andrey Konchalovsky made his film "The Postman’s White Nights", will amaze by rare combination of beauty of forests, lakes and masterpieces of Northern wooden architecture.
The Arkhangelsk Region is a real paradise for ecotourism lovers, as well as for hunters and fishermen. You will also have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the Pomors, to see the largest in Russia and Europe open-air museum of wooden architecture Malye Korely, to take a boat trip on the only Russian paddle steamer "N. V. Gogol" built in 1911, to try delicious dishes of the Pomor cuisine.
In addition, you will visit the real Arctic, which begins exactly in Arkhangelsk - the first seaport of Russia!
It is impossible to tell about all the variety of tourist opportunities of the Arkhangelsk Region, the largest province in Europe. It is no coincidence there is a popular Russian proverb: "A picture is worth a thousand words!".
We invite you to make a journey to our wonderful Arkhangelsk Region full of amazing discoveries any time of a year!
"The 7 wonders" of the Arkhangelsk Region
— this is the first seaport of Russia, a gateway to the Arctic, homeland of Pomor story tellers such as S. Pisakhov and B. Shergin, homeland of a snowman and this is a start point of all tour programs around the Arkhangelsk region. There is the first fortress of the Russian empire. This is the Novodvinsk fortress.
— this is a pearl of the Arkhangelsk region and spiritual center of Russia. People come here to strengthen their faith, find peace of mind and enjoy severe beauty of northern landscapes and ancient architecture.
— this is the smallest sea of the world's ocean. This is one of the three places in the world where amazing baby seals are born. There are famous islands of the Solovetskiy Archipelago. Here you can find the masterpiece of the northern nature which is the Stone Kiy Island. There is also the Modjyug Island that was used as a lighthouse during wars.
— this is the biggest museum of wooden architecture in Russia. In this open air museum one can learn unique northern architecture and take part in merry Pomor feast and carnival.
— this is the largest number of karts caves in Europe. Hardy explorers of this unique phenomenon of nature will open a real underground kingdom of ice.
— this is an ancient city of the Arkhangelsk region that demonstrates unique white stone architecture. This is a city museum where people carefully keep traditions of producing Kargopol clay toys.
— this is a homeland of outstanding Russian scientist and poet. Stubborn Pomor character is alive here. It became a start point of distinguished Russian science. For four hundred years Kholmogori carving bone art has been famous throughout the world.
— the Arkhangelsk region has a lot of miracles and weird things. You can see northern lights in the sky. A polar bear can pass you riding a piece of ice. You can find here a lot of things that you have never thought about. Come here! Every one will find its own miracle.