Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

One of the most interesting places in northern Russia is Yakutsk Permafrost Museum, opened in the old tunnel near Yakutsk. This tunnel was drilled in 1989 and was intended for food storage. Later it was closed as unnecessary, but in 2008 it was acquired by a local travel agency. Now it is a unique dungeon, with the eternally low temperature of ​​minus 10.5 degrees all-year-round. The museum walls are covered with frost, and the ground is riddled with ice veins. The excursion starts traditionally – so that the visitors get warm in the kingdom of eternal cold, they are met with ice shot glasses of vodka.

Residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus)

Residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus)

Residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus). According to the owners of the museum, once a year, here comes Ded Moroz from Great Ustyug to share experiences with the local Lord of the Cold Chyskhaan

Residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus)

Residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus)

According to the owners of the museum, once a year, here comes Ded Moroz from Great Ustyug to share experiences with the local Lord of the Cold Chyskhaanю

Yakutian Lord of the Cold Chyskhaan

Yakutian Lord of the Cold Chyskhaan

So that the visitors get warm, they are met with ice shot glasses of vodka

So that the visitors get warm, they are met with ice shot glasses of vodka

The territory is divided into several different rooms and spaces, each of which decorated with ice sculptures. For children there is the residence of Ded Moroz (Santa Claus), and for adults – a bar where vodka is served in ice shot glasses.

Guest room of ice

Guest room of ice

Ice bar

Ice bar

Ice bed with bear skins

Ice bed with bear skins

Office of ice

Office of ice

ceremonial hall

ceremonial hall

The complex has a ceremonial hall, which was created for blessing and purification rites, the ice swans symbolize purity in Yakut mythology and marital fidelity – in European culture

There is even a place for Egyptian sculptures

There is even a place for Egyptian sculptures

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

Yakutsk Permafrost Museum

The tree of wishes, if you stick a coin to the tree the wish will come true

The tree of wishes, if you stick a coin to the tree the wish will come true

The tree of wishes, if you stick a coin to the tree the wish will come true

The tree of wishes, if you stick a coin to the tree the wish will come true

Beautiful ice sculptures in the Residence of Ded Moroz

Beautiful ice sculptures in the Residence of Ded Moroz

Classic sculpture of ice

Classic sculpture of ice

Ice aquarium with ice fish

Ice aquarium with ice fish

Ice sculpture is everywhere

Ice sculpture is everywhere

Interestingly presented exposition of fish species found in the river Lena

Interestingly presented exposition of fish species found in the river Lena. They are frozen in a huge block of ice, and cut in the form of fishes

On the shelves - mammoth bones, trunks

On the shelves – mammoth bones, trunks

The Neptune of ice

The Neptune of ice

There is even an ice portrait of president on the wall

There is even an ice portrait of president on the wall

Sergey Dolya, the author of the photographs

Sergey Dolya, the author of the photographs

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