Sinkholes

There is one enormous sinkhole in Arctic Yakutia where ten years ago the ground simply collapsed. It is 1.5km long, 800 metres wide and over 100 metres deep at its deepest point. Every year it gets a bit deeper. Unlike the more famous Yamal Peninsula sinkholes, this one has yet to be “discovered” by the media. Inside it, the remains of mammoths, bison and ancient horses can be found.

Sinkhole, Verkhoyanskiy District, Arctic Yakutia

Sinkhole, Verkhoyanskiy District, Arctic Yakutia


One of our trips includes a visit to this sink hole and a descent to the bottom. Click the link below for itinerary and pricing:

Arctic Yakutian Highlights