Salekhard (Russian: Салеха́рд suh-lyeh-KHAHRT) is a city in Yamalia, and is the only city in the world located on the Arctic Circle. It is the administrative center of Yamalia, and was the first permanent Russian settlement in the region, founded following the conquest of the Khanate of Siberia.
Direct train services are also available several times a week from both Saint Petersburg and Moscow, usually taking two nights. Trains arrive at the terminus 1 Labytnangi railway station, across the Ob river. Buses or ferries cover the last few kilometers into Salekhard.
During summer, ferries sail along the Ob River from the more southern railhead at Priobye, a convenient option if arriving from central Russia. See timetable.