Norilsk is an industrial city located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of 170,000 and the second largest city (after Murmansk) above the Arctic Circle. Norilsk is almost cut off from the world. It is connected by a railroad to only one city – the port of Dudinka. The only way to leave Norilsk is to then travel 2,000 km down the Yenisei River or by air. But due to bad weather a flight can be delayed for up to two weeks.
The city of Krasnoyarsk is the geographical centre of Russia, and lies on both sides of the Yenisei River, which divides Siberia into eastern and wester part Russia ExploRussia.com - explore travel trip adventure Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
One of our favorite writers, Thubron captures in dazzling prose the contradictions, beauty, personality and hardship of this huge land. Thubron journeyed 15,000 miles along the Trans-Siberian Railway, up the Yenisei River to the Arctic, into the mountains abutting Mongolia, to Lake Baikal -- the world's oldest and deepest lake -- and east to Magadan and the Pacific.
Jan. 11, 2013. Members of a local winter swimming club take part in their weekly bath in the Yenisei River, while air temperatures stand at minus 17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.