Kingdom of Permafrost
Kingdom of Permafrost
4.5
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10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
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Dear guests! Starting from October 4th, Kingdom of Permafrost is closed for the reconstruction. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and ask you to consider it when planning your visit to Yakutia.
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia9,169 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
Was here in the winter, in February. It was -38°C outside and -10°C inside, so I was dressed for the weather.
This unique ice sculpture exhibition is located inside the mountain.
You move forward along long corridors, and ice sculptures are installed to your right and left.
Almost all of them are illuminated with colored lights that change color and intensity to the beat of the music.
The sculptures are made at a very good artistic level.
Most of the exposition was created on the basis of Yakut legends and imbued with national color, Yakut music sounds.
Definitely worth a visit! You should allow at least an hour for a visit, especially if you want to take pictures, and I took pictures of almost everything.
Written 27 August 2022
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Kate
Moscow, Russia109 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
It is an amazing incredible place which is worth visiting! I have never seen anything like this before!
Written 19 May 2021
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Faila
Michigan41 contributions
Jul 2019
In the simplest terms, this was an ice cave with beautiful and elaborate carvings . I visited during hottest part of summer and inside it felt like winter! The cave is dug in the side of mountain. It is well maintained and I felt safe the entire time. With your admission you are supplied with a pair of clean boots, a large heavy clean coat, and a clean hard hat as a safety precaution. The elaborate ice carvings were incredible; some were interactive including a small ice sled run!! This is a great activity for adults and children!
Written 12 April 2020
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Victoria L
190 contributions
Jan 2020
I was totally shocke that inside was -10 while outside was -38 :) Nice place to walk and enjoy ice sculptures. The price is 500 RUB. You can take a guide who will make you an excursion in 20 rooms.
Written 17 February 2020
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t0byb0by
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland246 contributions
Jan 2020
Me and my travel mate visited this permafrost caves in the winter. Its just a 10 min ride by taxi from the city centre. You can do a nice walking tour trough the caves. We meet a guide and she was very friendly and helpful and had spoken very good english. The Kingdom of Permafrost it's a must see when you are in Yakutsk.
Written 8 February 2020
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Moskvichka12
Moscow, Russia549 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
This is clearly the top museum in Yakutsk and really has to be seen. Take a short taxi ride out of the town centre and go down into the tunnels into the permafrost. Entrance 500 r and photography allowed.
Inside you can study the frost and snowflake patterns and be impressed by various and numerous ice sculptures showing local fish, local gods and figures from mythology (including a huge Greek minotaur!), and many others.
Written 26 January 2020
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Takarasina
1,036 contributions
Jul 2019
Most of tourists visit Yakutsk in summer for a good reason - it could be minus fifty in winter (Celsius). When it's so cold some locals go to this place to warm up a little - it's "only" minus eight. In summer this Kingdom is even better: plus thirty outside and a cool ambience in. They made a great job, bravo! I visited many "ice places" - in Finland, Sweden, Iceland but nowhere are they permanent. Permafrost!
At the entrance hall you'll be given some special attire - boots and kinda ponchos. You'll really need them 'coz you'll be underground for some forty minutes and it's really cold.
It's rather slippery from time to time so do mind your step. Never hesitate to pay extra for taking pictures or filming - it's well worth the price.
if you go there not in a group - which is a much better option - check in advance whether they are open. Don't trust their site, call them up (they speak some English). And please don't panic if, when in, you see the exit door "locked". Due to temperature difference it just frozes to the lintel so yank it really strongly.
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Strongly recommended! Enjoy.
Written 2 November 2019
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Michael S
11 contributions
Jun 2019
This was the highlight of our trip to Yakutsk. After leaving 30 plus degrees outside, you put on a heavy coat and hardhat to enter the tunnels. You go through a heavy door into a room that is all ice and lit in blue, it's maybe 15 meters to a metal door on the other side. I tried to open the old door but it wouldn't budge. I turned to my wife and said"that's it, what a rip for 1000 rubles each"! Went back out to the desk and after finding out the door was just frozen and I had to really yank it, everyone had a good laugh! Once inside it's truly an experience of a lifetime to see. The different rooms and ice carved themes go on and on, I think we spent the better part of an hour there all by ourselves, we hit it perfectly as one tour bus was leaving as we entered and another arrived as we left. It's an absolute must see in my book!
Written 7 October 2019
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Neuforce
Paris421 contributions
Aug 2019
This site is in the tunnels on a hill that were carved during the Soviet Era to keep refrigerated the food fir the city. Yakutsk is built on a permafrost area, it is very cold as soon as you dig a bit! Nowadays, ice sculptures lit with color neons decorate the place. Worth the visit if you’re in town.
Written 21 August 2019
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ShiningSchnee
Hong Kong, China1,967 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Love the coolness (if not chill) here on a hot summer day.
It’s an underground permafrost chamber at the foot of a hill. Lots of interesting ice sculptures and some playground items (eg ice slide) inside.
Written 30 July 2019
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