About

We offer wilderness tours to Yakutia, visiting the remotest parts of the Republic to immerse guests in the culture of horse and reindeer herders. This is a sister site of Arctic Russia Travel , which offers trips all across northern Russia, Siberia and the Far East, and Yamal Peninsula Travel , which offers trips to live with nomadic Nenets reindeer herders on Arctic Siberia’s Yamal Peninsula. All three sites are services of Argish LLC, a company registered in the Russian Federation. The sites were created and are maintained by Edward Adrian-Vallance, Argish LLC’s founder and owner.

Edward Adrian-Vallance

Edward Adrian-Vallance


Ed was born in Oxfordshire on 08.09.1983. He received a 2.1 in Spanish and French from the University of Exeter. He has since spent his time travelling the remotest and wildest corners of the planet. He has a particular interest in tribal and nomadic people, who he has visited in the Middle East, the Amazon, New Guinea, Indonesia, every Arctic region of Russia, Morocco, Panama, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Vanuatu, Micronesia, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan.

For the last nine years he has been living and working in Russia, and he speaks fluent Russian. In 2011 he started working as a guide, taking people to the visit his Nenets friends on the Yamal Peninsula in Arctic Siberia. In 2012 he set up his company, Argish LLC, which specialised in tours to the Yamal Peninsula. While at first Edward was Argish’s only employee as well as its managing director, the company has since expanded somewhat and now has three employees. They run tours and organise film shoots all over Russia these days, although still around 50% of the trips are to Yamal.

While Edward is based in Moscow, he spends three to six months each year in the Siberian North and is considered a local in many areas. He has contacts on every level of society, from nomads to town dwellers, from all-terrain vehicle drivers to government workers. He has a high level of social capital, which is essential for efficient and successful trip organisation in these logistically challenging areas.

He has personally guided more than 50 trips to the far north and far east of Siberia. Among his past clients are dozens of photographers and journalists, several academics and scientific teams, dozens of international tour agencies and film crews from Australian Channel 7, Finnish Channel 4, Keo Films, as well as several independent film makers. His articles on Siberia have been published in the Geographical Magazine, The Calvert Journal, Travel Addict and Globe Spots travel site.

Company details (in Russian):

Наименование юридического лица: Общество ограниченной ответственностью “Аргиш” (Argish LLC).

ОГРН: 1127747067975

ИНН: 7736650346

Адрес: 119331, г. Москва, Проспект Вернадского д.29, пом. I, оф.4

Наименование банка: АО “АЛЬФА-БАНК”

БИК: 044525986

КПП: 773601001

Расчетный счет номер 40702810802870000828

Корреспондентский счет номер: 30101810200000000593