Chinese tourists make up largest group going on Arctic tours in Russia
In the first nine months of 2017, 840,000 visa-free Chinese tourists visited Russia, a 24% increase compared with 2016.
In 2018, Russia will remain a popular destination for Chinese tourists, experts said.
Tours that involve watching the aurora in Russia began later than in countries such as Finland and Canada, and the facilities there are not as developed.
According to an order page from the Yangchengzhilu international travel agency in Guangdong Province, a 15-day photography tour in the Arctic region with the 50 Let Pobedy costs between 190,000 yuan and 319,000 yuan.
Compared with Antarctic tourism, tourists to the Arctic are relatively young, with 65 percent of them born after the 1980s
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