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Dudinka's Arctic port

Dudinka (Russian: Дуди́нка doo-DYEEN-kuh) is the capital of Taymyria and a port open to sea-going vessels near the mouth of the Yenisey River.

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The nearest commercial airports are in Igarka to the south and Norilsk to the east. Note that Dudinka (as well as Norilsk) are closed cities and have major travel restrictions for foreigners and Russian citizens alike; be sure to apply for a special permit far in advance and to have a darn good reason for the application.

A very limited road network connects Dudinka with Norilsk, including the airport, and Talnakh further to the east. Buses ply the route several times per day. There is a railroad connecting all three cities too but nowadays it's limited to freight traffic.

Dudinka is a large port with cargo ships arriving from all over Russia and beyond, some ships accept passangers. Just don't except it to be possible to get the permissions without extensive skills in navigating through russian bureaucracy. A more viable option is to hop on a ferry from Krasnoyarsk, the shipping company PassazhirRechTrans [2] usually have three to six departures every month during the summer season. The journey along the mighty Yensei river takes three nights and scenery along the route are spectacular.

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  • Hotel Northen Lights (Гостиница Северное сияние), st. Matrosov 14, +7(39191)-3-30-70, [1]. checkout: At noon. Centrally located with 37 rooms. A sauna, swimming pool and small café are avalible. Prices range from 1200 to 6000 RUB.  edit

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