Tourists to see northern lights and whales

Tourists to see northern lights and whales

June 12, 2022

The project’s investments will amount to 69 million rubles.

#ARCTIC.#SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The new Russian Arctic’s resident Bin-Tour will build a Scandinavian-style recreation center in the polar village of Ura-Guba, Murmansk Region. Travelers will be able to go fishing, ride reindeer and dog sleds, see the northern lights and whales in the Barents Sea.

Entrepreneurs will implement the project by the summer of 2024 and expect 14.6 thousand tourists per year. According to the agreement with the Russian Far East and Arctic Development Corporation (FEDC) the investment will amount to 69 million rubles.

At the first stage businessmen will build a cafe, two houses, a bathhouse, covered parking, and buy a sea boat. On the second stage eight guest houses, mini-farms, children’s and sports grounds will be built.

Bin-Tour’s general director Igor Botkin said:

We will welcome the river and sea fishing lovers and those who want to get acquainted with the region’s history and its nature, go on a boat trip and watch whales, admire the northern lights, go diving in polar waters, drive a reindeer team or just go to the forest for mushrooms and berries.

Now the main task is to get the land for construction quickly. In the future, concessional lending and tax benefits will be a good support.

The property, land and profits taxes have been zeroed for five years, 75 percent of insurance premiums for new jobs have been subsidized for ten years, and land and customs free zone opportunities have been provided for investors in the world’s largest preferential territory. The residents’ activity accompanies the FEDC at all stages.

The Arctic residents are implementing ten projects in the Krasnoyarsk region. The most popular destination is Arctic tourism. For example, the family recreation center Malinka will be built in the Norilsk’s Valkovskoye highway’s area. Guests will be able to go hiking and cycling, play football, volleyball, ride boats and catamarans in summer and ski and snowmobile in winter there.

The Department for Supporting the Implementation of Investment Projects of the AZRF FEDC’s director Vladimir Gudkov said:  

90 entrepreneurs out of 429 residents in the tourism sector are implementing projects. The total investments are 34.6 billion rubles, 1570 jobs are being created. In terms of the tourism projects’ number the Murmansk region is the leader, 53 objects are being created there. It’s followed by the Republic of Karelia with 15 projects and the Arkhangelsk region, where 12 projects are being implemented.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo:, Vitas Beneta and Nikolay Schipko

June 12, 2022

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