FILMING IN YAKUTIA (SAKHA REPUBLIC)

General information about Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • Yakutsk (the capital of Yakutia) is the coldest city in the world. The region is well known by diamonds production and really severe climatic conditions.

  • Time zone: UTC  +9

  • Winter average temperature: -41 C

  • Summer average temperature: +11 C

Warnings and Dangers visiting Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • For evading chilblain - please ask your fixer or production manager to check your equipment before leaving the hotel

  • Make sure you carry your passport with you

  • When filming in the cold - don't take the camera and the lenses directly from the cold to the heat. Let it warm up or cool down couple of minutes

  • The batteries will discharge much faster on the cold. Keep this in mind when planning the equipment list

  • Tap water is not drinkable

  • When travelling to the rural area take cash with you, only a few places accept cards and the nearest ATM may be in some 500 km

Filming permits for filming Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • Some areas of Sakha Republic require special filming permits due to the diamond mines that are situated in the region and the border zones

  • Most places outside the cities and apart from the mines can be filmed without applying for a special permits - you'll need just to notify local authorities about the presence of the filming crew

  • Drone permits take 10-15 days

Key locations and landmarks in Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • Oymyakon - the coldest city on earth

  • Verhoyansk - the city with the greatest temperature range on earth (from -67.6 C to +37.3 C)

  • Mammoth museum

  • Mirniy diamond mine

  • Kingdom permafrost

  • Reindeer herders

  • Lena River pillars

  • Diamond mines 

  • GULAG camps leftovers

Filming equipment rental in Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • No professional filming equipment is available for rental in the area. The only thing possible to find locally is a generator or a cardreader. All the filming equipment has to be brought from Moscow or Saint Petersburg.

How to get to Yakutia (Sakha Republic)

  • Direct international flights from Bangkok, Seoul, Harbin

  • From all other cities we recommend flying making a connection in Moscow, Saint Petersburg or in Novosibirsk.

Transport services in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

  • We can provide you vans and cars for the filming period. For traveling to distant locations in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) we can help you renting a helicopter a heavy truck or snowmobiles.

Our services in Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

  • Our fixers can help you organizing a project of any complexity in Yakutia (Sakha Republic). Please contact our head office in Saint Petersburg and our production managers will help you building up the logistics, organizing the location scouting and getting all the required film permissions. We have good local fixers who will make a scouting and will help you along the entire production. 

  • We can help you to get the film permits for any location in Yakutia. Filming at the Diamond Mines, Cities, private locations or reindeer herders camps. 

Filming in Yakutia is challenging, but the visuals you get there are unique. 

Contact us at info@filmsiberia.com

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