(IMPORTANT ADVICE: The areas covered by this bushtrip suffer some bad default image quality, which is why I highly recommend using the MSFS2020 Map Enhancement Mod and the provided ArcGIS satellite imagery source. This is the best option for remote regions in Russia. If you don't use this mod, you will fly over many offline textured parts and this is not enjoyable and navigable at all. Using the Map Enhancement Mod is super easy. Its just two clicks every time you open MSFS. Just make sure to open the mod first before launching MSFS. The screenshots show ArcGIS material so you can see its very beautiful with this option. Google Maps is also bad in this region so stick to ArcGIS.) 

The fifth part of the Russia Ultimate Series shows you the remote northeasternmost regions of Europe, all the way to the Arctic and the Barents and Kara Sea. These regions are mostly part of Komi Republic, one of the many autonomous republics inside Russia and home of the finno-ugric Komi people. It's probably the region of Europe most people know the least about. So if you always wanted to learn more about these parts of Russia, that dont get much attention, you have come to the right place. We fly through the vast Taiga with cities like Kirov or Syktyvkar and then head to the arctic tundra with its unique landscape and the major rivers Pechora and Kara. Finally we will fly to Vorkuta, the dystopic mining city west of the Ural mountains. As always on my bushtrips you won't just fly from A to B but I will also give much information on the cities, the history of Russia, the characteristics of the landscapes, the infrastructure etc... When this series is finished, the whole route will be more than 50.000-70.000km long, splitted into probably 15-20 parts. So if you are only interested in certain regions, you can skip the parts you dont want to fly, so that everyone get's what he/she wants.

Places you will visit on this Bushtrip among others:

- the Pechora River, Europes fifth largest river with its delta into the Barents Sea

- the Arctic Tundra of Nenetsia

- Kirov, the largest city in the European Northeast

- the eerie mining city of Vorkuta, the once largest camp of the Gulag System

- the beautiful nature of Komi Republic with its vast Taiga forests and swamps.


Federal Subjects covered on this Bushtrip:

Chuvashia Republic

Mari El Republic

Kirov Oblast

Komi Republic

Vologda Oblast

Arkhangelsk Oblast

Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug 


Flight Length: 3017 km

Flight Duration: 8:32 hours

Number of legs: 10


Video Recommendations mentioned on this journey:

The Long Dark in Vorkuta Pt.1

The Long Dark in Vorkuta Pt.2



To avoid misunderstandings: This Bushtrip series is about Russia, a country that is currently engaged in a war of aggression with Ukraine that violates international law. The trip takes place on Russia's internationally recognized territory and includes historical facts that depict significant events in Russia's history, but not current events. This content is primarily intended to educate and entertain people, who are interested in geography, history and the post-Soviet hemisphere. The largest country in the world may never have come to terms with its past, resulting in imperialistic efforts, but that is no reason to drag Russia's geographic beauty into it, in my opinion. In the future I'm sure I'll address other post-Soviet countries, but with the war going on in Ukraine, plus the ongoing Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, I didn't want you to fly over towns and villages that look completely fine in the simulator, but were actually bombed to pieces and I'm pretending nothing happened...


You will fly in a Cessna C208 Grand Caravan, the perfect aircraft for this route. Welcome aboard!! If you want to change the aircraft you can do it via the developer mode -> Windows -> Aircraft Selector

You will also be able to change the time & weather via the default toolbar according to your liking. Default is Live Weather & 1 hour passing by with each flight

I have also added TTS for waypoint info with copilot voice so it feels like there's someone in the cockpit telling you where to fly to. (only functional with English language).

The trip includes auto-translations for several languages.


For the perfect experience I highly recommend some scenery and improvement mods, the more you install, the better the experience:


MSFS 2020 Map Enhancement Mod by derekhne

We Love VFR Region 1 & 2 by PuffinFlight

Naryan Mar Airport by xflight

Uktha Airport by xflight

Yoshkar Ola Airport & City by edpru

Kirov Airport by SSD

Syktyvkar Airport by smetan


INSTALLATION: Just download the .zip file, unzip it and drag and drop it into your MSFS community folder. You will then find the Bush Trip in the Activities -> Custom Content menu. Everything works just like the default bush trips.

A big thank you to the guys from BushTripInjector and Little Navmap for the easy way to create bush trips without having to be a coding genius by myself :)