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Named after the Taymyria Peninsula on the Arctic Sea, Taymyria (Russian: Таймы́рский автоно́мный о́круг tigh-MYHR-skee uhv-tah-NOHM-nyh OH-krook) is an impressively remote, vast region in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia. To the north, Taymyria borders the Arctic Ocean, to the southeast Yakutia, to the south Evenkia, and to the southwest the Krasnoyarsk region and Yamalia.


Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Bolshevik Island (Russian: о́стров Большеви́к OH-struhf buhl'-sheh-VEEK) — an island that is a common starting point for trips to the North Pole
  • 2 Putorana Nature Reserve — a UNESCO World Heritage site encompassing subarctic and arctic ecosystems in an isolated mountain range, including pristine taiga, forest tundra, tundra and arctic desert systems, as well as untouched cold-water lake and river systems. A major reindeer migration route crosses the property, which represents an exceptional, large-scale and increasingly rare natural phenomenon.
  • 3 Byrranga Mountains Rarely visited. Reaching there could be considered as an expedition.


Tundra near Dudinka

Although over half of Taymyria's population is ethnic Russian, about one quarter of the population is comprised indigenous Siberians, including Dolgans, Nenets, Nganasans, Evenks, and Enets. Taymyria's lone incursion into American pop culture occurred when parts of the American film White Nights took place in Norilsk.

Get in[edit]

Special visas may be necessary for all nationals wishing to travel to Taymyria.

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Stay safe[edit]

Dangers include polar bears, extreme cold, and lack of food.

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