How to Find Cheap Flights to Ust Nera Airport
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When to Book
Although you may be able to find cheap last-minute flights to Ust Nera Airport, you're more likely to get a good price by booking in advance. Flights are available seasonally. To make sure you find a flight that coincides with your trip, try to book at least two months in advance.
Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.
There are no direct cheap flights to Ust Nera Airport from the U.K. However, you can get a flight with just one stop if you plan a layover in Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) in Moscow or Yakutsk Airport (YKS).
Airlines That Fly to Ust Nera Airport From the U.K.
Polar Airlines is the only carrier that flies from Yakutsk Airport to Ust Nera Airport. If you want to fly from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Yakutsk, you can get a direct flight on Aeroflot or British Airways. From Yakutsk, cheap flights to Ust Nera Airport take only about three hours.
Flights to Ust Nera Airport land at a small terminal. The town of Ust Nera is about 5 miles away, and a bus service runs from the airport into town.
When to Go
Ust Nera in the winter has experienced some of the coldest temperatures on the planet at -67 degrees. It can be -3 to -10 degrees Celsius on a regular basis during this time of year. For this reason, it's recommended to visit in the summer when temperatures are pleasant but not overly warm. If you manage to get last-minute flights to Ust Nera Airport in June, you can participate in the regional Ysyakh festival, which celebrates the new year according to ancient tradition.
What's the Weather Like?
From June to August, the average temperature is around 10 degrees. These months are also the rainiest months of the year. The temperatures in winter may be cold, but there is little snowfall.
City Guide: What to See and Do
Ust Nera is a gold mining town, so be sure to visit the Museum of Local Lore, where you can see exhibits featuring the local history. One of the main exhibits is dedicated to the first geologists who arrived in the area in 1938.
If you're adventurous, head about 60 miles north to the Indigirka gorge, where you can view incredible rapids by helicopter. These rapids can also be navigated by raft depending on the season. You may also want to visit Tomtor about 120 miles to the south. This is Siberia's Pole of Cold, which experiences some of the chilliest temperatures in the world and is home to the annual Pole of Cold Festival with deer-drawn racing teams and ice fishing.
History buffs will want to head about 30 miles south to see one of the few remaining gulags in the region; artifacts are collected in a museum here.
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