Five reasons to visit Norilsk

Five reasons to visit Norilsk

February 02, 2023

Tourists will be able to visit unique industrial facilities, see rare natural phenomena and taste northern cuisine.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The City Center for Tourism Development told about five reasons why tourists should visit the metallurgical capital of the Russian Arctic – Norilsk.

1. This is a unique opportunity to see the city in the Arctic, where most of the year you can only get by plane, and learn how people live and work in the North.

2. Guests of Norilsk will be able to learn the history of the Krasnoyarsk Arctic and visit its legendary industrial facilities. The Arctic tourist cluster enterprises in Norilsk will launch the first tourist routes. Experts called the industrial routes of the northern city unique – these are the northernmost greenhouses, a dairy plant with special traditions, the Medvezhy Ruchey quarry, a criptomining farm and a training ground for the Nornickel corporate university in the Anhydrite mine.

3. Go to the Putorana plateau – to the country of pristine nature. Travelers will be able to see the country of waterfalls, lakes and mountains without peaks, formed 250 million years ago from solidified lava.

4. Walk around the city during the polar day, polar night or northern lights.

5. Try Taimyr cuisine. Fisherman’s Day on the peninsula, for example, is traditionally celebrated with competitions and tasting of stroganina (chopped freshly frozen fish). In a cafe, you can try delicious venison steaks and even arctic coffee with additives from this meat. Fishing enthusiasts can catch smelt for lunch. The traditional northern cuisine is also rich in wild plants from the tundra – cloudberries, blueberries, lingonberries.

Earlier, the Taimyr power was shown to the whole of Russia on Palace square in St. Petersburg, the Norilsk people won the regional competition of hikes and expeditions, their ideas were also among the best practices of Arctic tourism.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photos: Nikolay Shchipko and Vlad Nekrasov / Norilsk Development Agency

February 02, 2023

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