Vilyui highway

Vilyui Highway, a muddy nightmare

The Vilyui highway, part of the A-331 road, is a very exciting journey in the heart of the Sakha Republic, in Russia.

The road is mostly unpaved. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.

The road links Mirny (a town and the administrative center of Mirninsky District) and Yakutsk (a port city on the Lena River, in east Siberia). It’s 1.171 km long. The journey involves crossing several rivers by ferry. 
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