Igarka is the main port via which the timber harvested in the Yenisei River basin is shipped to Europe. Igarka gained a certain infamy as the beginning of the 503rd Labor Camp's attempt, on Stalin's orders, to build a railway along the Arctic Circle to Salekhard in Yamalia. The project failed and thousands of the gulag laborers died in the process.
In the summer it may be possible to arrive by cruise ship from Krasnoyarsk along the Yenisey River.
- Museum of Permafrost, St. Bolshoi Theatre 15. Open 9AM-17PM, closed Saturdays.
Probably the most interesting attraction in Igarka, this museum shows geological features and is mostly located underground at a depth of 7-14 meters. 45 RUB for Russian citizens, 130 RUB for tourists.