Hatanga to become tourists and scientists base
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Hatanga to become tourists and scientists base

March 09, 2022

At Krasnoyarsk Economic Summit, an agreement on cooperation in the field of tourism development in the Arctic zone of the region was signed between the regional authorities and the Barneo company.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. According to the Norilsk Development Agency (NDA), one of the document key points is flights to the North Pole from Hatanga airport.

The settlement is located in the eastern part of Taimyr on the banks of the river of the same name. On the north side there are the Byrranga mountains, on the south – the Putorana and Anabar plateaus.

“The unique geographical position of the settlement makes it possible to create a base here for domestic and inbound tourism, as well as scientific research in the Arctic. Hatanga – the North Pole is the shortest and most convenient route”, the NDA explained.

An airplane flight to the Barneo drifting base will take only a few hours. Here, in the heart of the Arctic ocean, travelers will be able to spend several days getting acquainted with the harsh and stunningly beautiful Arctic nature and getting unforgettable impressions in the safest and most comfortable conditions.

Now Hatanga is updating the tourist infrastructure: a new building of the local air terminal was opened last autumn. In addition, with the participation of Barneo, the hotel is being reconstructed.

Recall that the Hatanga territory is included in the tourist and recreational cluster Arctic, created on the initiative of the NDA and actively developing.

The tourist cluster unites the Taimyr peninsula with the cities of Norilsk, Dudinka, numerous settlements and Severnaya Zemlya. The total number of the Arctic residents’ investment projects today reaches 70.

At the beginning of 2022, the NDA with partners completed work on the master plan for the Arctic TC, which includes data on the allowable anthropological load on the fragile nature of the Arctic and requirements for infrastructure facilities. The master plan also provides for improving the quality of tourism services through the introduction of the Taimyr Hospitality voluntary certification system.

“In 2021, the Norilsk Development Agency, as part of the implementation of the Taimyr Hospitality quality system, organized the training and certification of 22 Hatanga tour guides. In April 2022, the guides training and certification will continue”, said Anastasia Korol, deputy director of the NDA for tourism development.

Hatanga is one of the key territories of the Arctic tourist cluster. There are currently two tour operators on the settlement territory. They offer guests a variety of routes: rafting on mountain rivers, fishing, hunting, hiking, traveling by helicopter, seaplane and yacht. Both companies, with the NDA support, will present their tourism products at the largest international tourism exhibition MITT, which will be held in mid-March in Moscow.

Recall that earlier in Hatanga, the construction of a cold water treatment plant was completed.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov and the Taimyr administration press office

March 09, 2022

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