Igarka (Russian: Ига́рка ee-GAHR-kuh) is a city in the extreme north of the Krasnoyarsk Region. Its airport serves travelers heading to remote destinations in Taymyria and Evenkia. 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, ☎ +7(39112)-2-30-11"". Open 9AM-17PM, closed Saturdays. Proberly the most interesting attraction in Igarka, this museum shows geolocigal features and is mostly located underground at a depth of 7-14 meters. 45 RUB for russian citizens, 130 RUB for tourists. edit