Visitors to Arctic Siberia’s vast walrus rookeries are often left gobsmacked by the sheer extent of these vast colonies of the animals. The most impressive thing is that sometimes the rookeries appear with eyesight of an indigenous village. Instead of killing as many as they possibly can, the locals take just what they need to feed themselves and their family, letting the colony flourish in a true testament to the harmony with nature in which these communities live. Trips to walrus colonies usually also allow guests to spot polar bears, which migrate past to prey on the walrus.

Walrus rookery at Tsvetkova Point, Taymyr Peninsula, Arctic Siberia

Walrus rookery at Tsvetkova Point, Taymyr Peninsula, Arctic Siberia


We offer two itineraries which include trips to enormous walrus rookeries in the Siberian Arctic:

1. Nomads, whale hunters, polar bears and walrus rookeries (Chukotka)

2. Polar bear and walrus spotting on the Taymyr Peninsula

The chances of seeing polar bears are better in number 2.