Pevek (Russian: Певек) is a town in Chukotka in the extreme northeast of the country and the northernmost town in Russia.
Once an important naval base and port in the Arctic, this town has lost more than half of its population since the fall of Soviet Union in 1991. There are today just 4,700 residents left although the future looks a little brighter with the opening of the Northern Sea Route.
There is a small 1 airport, 18 kilometers northeast of Pevek with regular flights by ChukotAVIA from Anadyr and Bilibino and Utair from Moscow-Vnukovo. The usual schedule is two to three flights per month during winter season, slightly more in summer.
Overland travel is limited to an ice road from Bilibino that can be traversed by 4x4 vehicles. Travelling in convoys is strongly recommended.
- 1 Pevek Museum of Local Lore (Чаунский районный краеведческий музей), ul. Obrucheva 17, ☏ +7 4273 -723351. Museum exploring the Pevek and surroundings local history.
- 2 Akademik Lomonosov (Академик Ломоносов). The northernmost power station in the world, this floating nuclear power plant was designed as a barge and assembled in the Baltic shipyard, then loaded with nuclear fuel near Murmansk. It was towed over a distance of 5,000 km through the Arctic Ocean by an icebreaker. The station has 2 modified naval reactors with a power output of 35 MW each, and since 2020 has also been supplying 150 MW of thermal power to Pevek for heating during winter months.
Pevek is surrounded by tundra and hills rising over 500 m above sea level, which offer plenty of hiking opportunities in summer.
- 1 Arabika (Арабика), Sovetskaya street, 18, ☏ +7 42737 -42808. Provides an array of items from sushi to soup to rolls and coffee. Pet-friendly and friendly hosts.
- 1 Municipal Hotel (Munitsipal'naya Gostinitsa), Sovetskaya Street, 32, ☏ +7 42737 -42645. Slippers and bathrobes available; nice view of the sea.Municipal Hotel
- 2 Northern Gold (Severnoye Zoloto), Chemodanova Street, 35, ☏ +7 427 372-12-28. Shared kitchen and microwave, breakfast provided.