Reindeer Herder’s Festival (Aksarka Village)

Hundreds of Nenets travel from the surrounding taiga forest and tundra, in order to compete in reindeer sledge races and traditional activities.

Culture & Heritage | Sport & Fitness | Travel & Outdoor


For the nomadic Nenets people, festival day is a major event, which offers a chance to meet with friends and compete in contests of physical skill and a variety of other competitions. It has also become an event in which the Nenets are able share with the world a fascinating slice of their unique culture, which has remained relatively unchanged through the centuries.