Salekhard

Salekhard's Arctic Circle monument

Salekhard (Russian: Салеха́рд suh-lyeh-KHAHRT) is a city in Yamalia, and is the only city in the world located on the Arctic Circle. It is the administrative center of Yamalia, and was the first permanent Russian settlement in the region, founded following the conquest of the Khanate of Siberia.

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Salekhard has a small domestic airport which serves flights from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and other regional cities on a daily basis.

Direct train services are also avalible several times a week from both Saint Petersburg and Moscow, usually taking two nights. The railhead is across in the small city of Labytnangi, buses cover the last kilometers.

During summer, ferries sails along the Ob river from the more southern railhead at Priobye, a convenient option if arriving from central Russia.

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