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'''Norilsk''' is a large city in [[Taymyria]]. Because of its strategic importance, Norilsk is a closed city and special permission is needed for travel (which will likely be denied unless you have a really good reason). Norilsk is the second largest city above the Arctic Circle, [[Murmansk]] is the first.
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'''Norilsk''' ([[Russian phrasebook|Russian]]: Нори́льск ''nah-REEL'SK'') is a large city in [[Taymyria]]. Because of its strategic importance, Norilsk is a closed city and special permission is needed for travel (which will likely be denied unless you have a really good reason). Norilsk is the second largest city above the Arctic Circle, [[Murmansk]] is the first.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
There are direct flights to Norilsk from [[Moscow]] and [[Krasnoyarsk]].
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The only resonable way of reaching Norilsk is by plane as there are no all-weather roads connecting the city with the rest of Russia. '''Alykel Airport''' ({{IATA|NSK}}) [http://www.airport-norilsk.ru] is situated 35 kilometers west of town. Direct flights are available from [[Krasnoyarsk]], [[Moscow]], [[Saint Petersburg]], and [[Yekaterinburg]] amongst others.
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Opportunites to arrive in Norilsk by other means then a plane are few. There are buses from the nearby port-city of [[Dudinka]] and from [[Talnakh]]. However, the passanger train linking all three cities is gone, nowadays the world's northenmost railroad only serves freight trains.
  
 
==Get around==
 
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==See==
 
==See==
 
[[Image:Forest tundra near norilsk,russia.jpeg|thumb|250px|Landscape near Norilsk]]
 
[[Image:Forest tundra near norilsk,russia.jpeg|thumb|250px|Landscape near Norilsk]]
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Norilsk is not blessed with many sights but one building that is worth seeing is the wodden cottage built by an geological expedition in 1921, it's the first house in what was to become Norilsk. Nowadays it's a museum of the expedition.
  
 
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==Do==
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Visit the worlds northenmost theater, the '''Norilsk Polar Drama Theatre''' [http://www.northdrama.ru]
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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* <eat name="Ararat Hall" alt="АрАрАт-Холл" address="st. Kirova 15a" directions="" phone="+7(3919)-38-66-20" email="" fax="" url="" hours="Open until 2AM" price="">European kitchen, mainly grilled dishes. Table reservation is recomended.</eat>
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* <eat name="Café Zanzibar" alt="Занзибар" address="st. Leningrad 3b" directions="" phone="+7(3919)-49-39-09" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Serves lunch from 150 RUB, live music on weekend evenings.</eat>
  
 
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==Drink==
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* <drink name="Constellation" alt="Созвездие" address="st. Dzerzhinsky 5a" directions="" phone="+7(3919)-42-54-78" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Popular nightclub with DJs, cocktail bar and even a pool.</drink>
  
 
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* <sleep name="Hotel North Star" alt="Гостиница "Полярная звезда"" address="Leninsky prospect 2" directions="" phone="+7(3919)-47-28-00" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">One of the better hotels in town, located on the main street. Includes own resturant and bar. No WiFi but there is an internet café.</sleep>
  
 
== Stay Safe ==
 
== Stay Safe ==
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[[wikipedia:Norilsk]]

Revision as of 02:48, 20 January 2013

Norilsk (Russian: Нори́льск nah-REEL'SK) is a large city in Taymyria. Because of its strategic importance, Norilsk is a closed city and special permission is needed for travel (which will likely be denied unless you have a really good reason). Norilsk is the second largest city above the Arctic Circle, Murmansk is the first.

Contents

Get in

The only resonable way of reaching Norilsk is by plane as there are no all-weather roads connecting the city with the rest of Russia. Alykel Airport (IATA: NSK) [1] is situated 35 kilometers west of town. Direct flights are available from Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg amongst others.

Opportunites to arrive in Norilsk by other means then a plane are few. There are buses from the nearby port-city of Dudinka and from Talnakh. However, the passanger train linking all three cities is gone, nowadays the world's northenmost railroad only serves freight trains.

Get around

See

Landscape near Norilsk

Norilsk is not blessed with many sights but one building that is worth seeing is the wodden cottage built by an geological expedition in 1921, it's the first house in what was to become Norilsk. Nowadays it's a museum of the expedition.

Do

Visit the worlds northenmost theater, the Norilsk Polar Drama Theatre [2]

Buy

Eat

  • Ararat Hall (АрАрАт-Холл), st. Kirova 15a, +7(3919)-38-66-20. Open until 2AM. European kitchen, mainly grilled dishes. Table reservation is recomended.
  • Café Zanzibar (Занзибар), st. Leningrad 3b, +7(3919)-49-39-09. Serves lunch from 150 RUB, live music on weekend evenings.

Drink

  • Constellation (Созвездие), st. Dzerzhinsky 5a, +7(3919)-42-54-78. Popular nightclub with DJs, cocktail bar and even a pool.

Sleep

  • Hotel North Star, Leninsky prospect 2, +7(3919)-47-28-00. One of the better hotels in town, located on the main street. Includes own resturant and bar. No WiFi but there is an internet café.

Stay Safe

If you do get permission to go to Norilsk, be aware that it is considered one of the 10 most-polluted cities on Earth, and that a substantial stay could jeopardize your health.

Get out

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