We Visited Taymyr (Putorana Plateau - Brekhovsky Islands - Dickson)

Day 1

Arrival in Norilsk, meeting at the Alykel airport. Transfer to the hotel in Dudinka. Dinner. Sightseeing tour of Norilsk. Norilsk got its name from the name of the area where it is located: the Norilsk River (Norilka) flows near the city (the Pyasina River basin), the city itself is located near the Norilsk Mountains. Travelers Khariton Laptev, A. F. Middendorf, F. B. Schmidt mention the Norilsk River and the Norilsk Mountains in their reports. There are many versions of the origin of the name of the Norilka River. According to one version, the name of the river came from the word "norilo" — a long thin pole that stretched the string of the shutter nets under the ice from hole to hole, according to another - the name of the river and, accordingly, the city comes from the Evenk word "Narus" or Yukaghir "nyoril", which means "swamps".Today Norilsk is an industrial city with a rich history, the city-forming enterprise "Norilsk Nickel". Supper. Preparation for a trip to the Brekhov Islands.

Day 2

Breakfast. Transfer to the passenger berth. Boarding the ship. Accommodation in 4-bed cabins. Departure down the Yenisei. Travel information along the route of the ship. Lunch on the ship. In the evening, arrival at the Brekhov Islands. The Brekhovsky Islands Nature reserve includes islands of the inner delta of the Yenisei River and tributaries, swamps and lakes. The total area of the reserve is 288.5 thousand hectares . Any activity harmful to animals and their habitat is prohibited on the territory of the reserve. More than 100 species of birds live on the Brekhovsky Islands. Of the rare and protected species in the Yenisei Delta, there are white-billed loon, white-tailed eagle, peregrine falcon, small swan, red-throated kazarka, squeaker. The mouth of the Yenisei is one of the important centers of abundance and diversity of whitefish species and Siberian sturgeon. Supper. Excursion along the water channels of the islands.

Day 3

Breakfast. At 07:00 departure to Dudinka by boat. Dinner. Supper. At 23:00 arrival in Dudinka. Transfer to the hotel in Dudinka.

Day 4

Breakfast. Transfer to Norilsk. Accommodation in the hotel "Talnakh" Excursion to the waterfall "Red stones". In the foothills of the Putorana plateau, not far from Norilsk, the Red Stones gorge is located. The Red Stones got their name due to the color of the rock from which the slopes of the gorge are composed. The rocky shores of the lake, into which the streams of water fall, are distinguished by a pronounced red-brown hue. The waterfall adorning the gorge is small compared to such waterfalls of the Putorana plateau as Bolshoy Kureysky, Grandiose, waterfalls on the Oran or Kanda rivers. But it also delights travelers, especially those inexperienced by the northern beauties. The water descends in a ringing cascade along several rocky ledges and flows into a clear lake up to 9 m deep . Lunch at the restaurant "Talnakh".

16:00 Excursion to the Talnakh branch of the Museum of the History of Development and Development of the Norilsk Industrial District. The museum has been operating for more than 40 years. Its exposition is represented by sections on the nature of Taimyr, the history of the development and construction of Talnakh, the development of mining. Museum materials allow us to trace the geological and paleontological history of the territory of Norilsk from Archean times to the Cenozoic (present day); the history of the discovery of deposits and the construction of mines, the life of the village, the city, and today – the Talnakh district, the "ore capital" of Taimyr.

17:00 Walk on the observation deck. The observation deck is open in the upper part of the city, offering a fantastic view of the lower part and the entire surrounding tundra. There is also an open-air museum "NA-Gora". The staircase leading to the fifth microdistrict has become a popular tourist route. Now they not only go up and down it, but also walk and take pictures. 19:00 Dinner. Free time.

Day 5

Early breakfast. Transfer to the pier at 07:30, boarding a speedboat on the Norilka river. Departure by boat at 08:00 to Putorana Plateau, Lama Lake (5 hours on the way). The Norilsk or Norilka River flows in the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets district. Length — 57 km . The bridge over the Norilka River is noted in the UNESCO collection "Bridge Building of the World" as "the northernmost of the large bridges in the world beyond the 69th parallel". Lakes Shallow, Lama, Keta, Deep, Dog, Nakomyaken and numerous small lakes in the tundra play a regulatory role in the water regime of the river, smoothing floods. Then our way lies along the Talaya River, we climb up to the island of Melkoe, which is located about 25 kilometers east of Norilsk. The lake is located in a wide basin between the western spurs of the Putorana plateau. The lake is connected to Lake Lama by a strait or, as the locals call it, the Lama River (Lamochen) with a length of 18 km. The banks are mostly flat, swampy in places. The bottom is mostly sandy. On the map of Asian Russia, published in 1911 by the Russian General Staff, Lake Melkoye was called Lake Bystrovskoye, although the locals did not know the name of this. Here is the famous Lama Lake – northern Switzerland, Taimyr Baikal, polar Ritsa. This is perhaps the most beautiful and famous lake of Taimyr. Even his name is similar to the rest of the northern hydronyms. The lake is located in a deep mountain depression. Its basin has a tectonic origin. According to scientists, the lake is about 100 million years old. The name of the lake comes from the Tungusic-Manchu word "laamu" - sea, ocean; Evenk "lamu" - sea, big water. By the way, the same name – Lama – Evenks, who lived much to the south, called Baikal. Excursion to the waterfall "Southern Neralakh". Dinner. Excursion to the waterfalls of the Vitamin river. There are thousands of cascading waterfalls of different heights and beauty on the territory of the Putorana Plateau. Sometimes it seems that you are in the land of waterfalls. In each canyon, water pours from all the ledges. Because of its noise, you can't hear conversations. Departure by boat to Norilsk. Accommodation at the Talnakh Hotel. Supper.

Day 6

Breakfast. Transfer to Alykel airport. Departure to Dixon. Dixon Airport is located on an island 5 km from the main part of the Arctic village. Arrival, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Sightseeing tour of the village. Excursion to the cargo terminal of the seaport. The Diksonsky district includes Severnaya Zemlya and Cape Chelyuskin - the northernmost points of Eurasia. During our trip we will visit the monuments of N. A. Begichev, the researcher of the Taimyr Peninsula. In 1908, at the mouth of the Khatanga and Anabara rivers flowing into the Laptev Sea, he discovered two islands, later named after him – Bolshoy Begichev and Maly Begichev; to the Norwegian sailor P. Tessem (a member of the expedition of R. Amundsen). June 24 , 1918 Roald Amundsen on the ship "Mod" left Oslo, heading for the coast of Taimyr. There were 9 crew members on the ship. On September 9, the Mod was trapped by ice at Cape Chelyuskin, Amundsen himself fell off the side, breaking his left arm in two places, 5 weeks later he was almost torn to pieces by a bear, and on December 10 he was poisoned by carbon monoxide due to a malfunction of a kerosene lamp. Sent by mail to Dixon, Tessem and young Knudsen never returned to their homeland, the remains were found only in 1921-1922. Memorial of Glory to those who died during the Great Patriotic War during the famous Northern Battle. We will visit the church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. In Christianity, St. Nicholas is revered as a miracle worker, is considered the patron saint of sailors, merchants and children. "This harbor is the best on the entire northern coast of Asia, and over time it will be very important for Siberian trade," wrote Adolf Nordenskiold, the conqueror of the Northeast Passage. He bought a small vessel Preven and went to the mouth of the Yenisei. Here he found a convenient harbor and named it Dixon Harbor, in honor of industrialist Oscar Dixon, the man who helped him with money when equipping the expedition. A. Nordenskiold is known for being the first to pass in 1878-1879 along the Northern Sea Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Supper.

Day 7

Breakfast. Departure to the campsite on the Kara Sea. Accommodation in fishing cabins. Excursion along the coast of Chichagov, along the tundra, along the bays of the Kara Sea. The nature of the eastern part of the Chichagov coast is more severe. Closer to the bay of the Pyasina River, there are also icebergs – massifs that have broken off from the ice shelves. Navigation of vessels without the help of powerful icebreakers in these places is possible only during 2 – 3 summer months. The sparse sparse vegetation cover consists mainly of perennial plants. Mosses and lichens predominate, creeping forms of shrubs, there are a few herbs. The banks are high and steep. The stone statues are striking in their beauty. In the bays there are eternal glaciers that never melt. Return to the base. Dinner. Photo shoot in the bay. Supper.

Day 8

Breakfast. Continuation of the tour of the bays of the Kara Sea. The charm of the tundra is stronger than any prejudice, stronger than everyday hardships and difficulties of a long journey. The whole life of the tundra landscape with all its biological chains and links lies in plain sight. White hare, arctic fox, fox, wolf, reindeer live in the Taimyr tundra, squirrel in the forest tundra, muskrat in the lakes; there are many valuable fish in rivers and lakes, and in the seas there are moraine hare, beluga, seal, walrus. Every year in the spring, numerous feathered birds return to their harsh homeland in the tundra. The short summer of the tundra is full of the sounds of wildlife. The edge of the sunset sun is called the Taimyr tundra in summer. Dinner. Departure to Dixon. Accommodation in a hotel. Supper.

Day 9

Breakfast. Departure by boat to Dixon Island. Excursion to Dixon Island. Visit to the monument to the North Sea sailors who died in battle with the fascist battleship Admiral Scheer. Dixon Island went down in the history of the Great Patriotic War as the easternmost territory of the country, where there was a battle with the Nazi invaders. In November 2015, Dixon was recognized as a territory of military glory. The village of Dixon is the only settlement on the territory of the Krasnoyarsk Territory where military operations took place. On August 27, 1942, the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer approached the shore and opened fire on the port and the workers' settlement. The entire population of the island took part in the defense of Dixon. "Admiral Scheer" was forced to abandon the landing and turned back. In 1915, specialists of the Russian Society of Wireless Telegraphs and Telephones installed a radio station with a capacity of 15 kilowatts. Meteorological instruments were also installed here: a weather vane, a rain gauge and an English psychometric booth. But the developing shipping in this area of the Kara Sea required regular information about the weather and the state of the ice. At the beginning of July 1916, the Lena steamer with the expedition members left Krasnoyarsk, in July-August, the assistant head of the hydrometeorological part of the State State University, I.K. Tikhomirov, re-organized meteorological observations. Lunch on the island. Return to the hotel at 17:00. Supper.

Day 10

Breakfast. Transfer to Dixon airport. Departure to Norilsk. Accommodation at the Talnakh Hotel. Dinner. 19:00 Dinner. Free time.

Day 11

Breakfast. Room release. Departure from Alykel airport.


The price of the tour includes: transfers according to the program, meals according to the program, 2-bed accommodation in the hotel: "Talnakh", in the hotel in Dudinka, 3-bed in the hotel "Dixon", excursion program, entrance tickets to museums, airfare Norilsk - Dixon – Norilsk, river tickets for t/x along the Yenisei.

Surcharge for single accommodation in the Talnakh hotel (3 nights) - 7,500 rubles/person; in Dudinka (2 nights) - 2,400 rubles/person.

Surcharge for non-citizens of the Russian Federation for entry into the territory of the Arctic from 1 person: 4000 rubles.

Accident insurance (issued independently if necessary).

Due to weather conditions threatening the life and health of tourists, the route program will be changed!!!