Reasons To Visit Arkhangelsk
Situated in the northeast of Russia along the White Sea, Arkhangelsk (also known in English as Archangel) has a long history as a port and boasts many interesting historical sites to keep visitors busy. Known for its many charming wooden buildings, Arkhangelsk also has plenty of landmarks to visit such as the monument to Peter the Great. The city is also celebrated as the cultural capital of northern Russia and is home to a number of fantastic museums and art galleries alongside a diverse calendar of cultural events and festivals. If you plan on venturing outside of the city you can experience Russia at its wildest or enjoy some skiing if you are visiting during the winter period.
Arriving In Arkhangelsk
Talagi Airport is the primary airport serving Arkhangelsk situated around 10 km from the city. The airport primarily handles regional flights as well as a few seasonal flights. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Arkhangelsk there are no direct flights available, but there are a few options involving only a single stopover.
When you have landed at the airport your best bet is to flag down a taxi to reach the city, with the journey taking less than 30 minutes. Inside the airport itself you’ll find only the essential amenities, so be sure to bring everything you need with you.
Arkhangelsk Travel Information
Where to stay: Ratings and booking information for hotels in Arkhangelsk
As a UAE national traveling to Russia, you’ll have to apply for a visa before your journey in order to enter the country. In Arkhangelsk the winters are extremely cold and it snows on almost a daily basis, while during the brief summer months between June and August you can expect average highs of around 20 degrees. In Arkhangelsk the time-zone is just one hour behind the UAE, while you will need to use Russian rubles as your currency. Getting around Arkhangelsk itself is relatively straightforward as the city has an extensive public transport network consisting of buses, trains and minibuses.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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