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2022-02-12 14:25:18

Why does the northernmost hotel in Russia is one of the most expensive?

Why does the northernmost hotel in Russia is one of the most expensive?

Among the snow-covered desert, in the world of permafrost, there is a small hotel with a refueling station for helicopters. A place where you take a break from the bustle of the city and modern technologies.

Frosty expanses

The northernmost point of the continent of Eurasia is Cape Chelyuskin. From the nearest settlement, the cape is separated by 1000 km. Not every tourist is ready to challenge the frosts and winds in order to feel the unity with nature of winter beauties1
Not a single person north of Khatanga can be found, on Cape Chelyuskin you can meet only border guards and polar meteorologists. All these expanses belong to the Taimyr Peninsula, located between the Yenisei Bay of the Kara Sea and the Khatanga Bay of the Laptev Sea.

The territory belonging to the peninsula has about 400 thousand square meters. km Here in conditions of severe frosts live no more than five thousand people. Cities in Taimyr are not being built, and one of the most famous settlements is the village of Dikson.

But if you are a person who wants to plunge headlong into the tranquility of the northern latitudes, then you definitely need to fly to a small bastion of civilization on the shores of Lake Taymyr.

Night for 100 thousand rubles

A small fishing base with several houses, where there is a small bathhouse and a platform for refueling helicopters, fit on the very shore of the Taimyr Peninsula. Here they stop not only to refuel their helicopter, but also to relax in the wild.

Only a couple of people live here: they both help with refueling and serve guests. In winter, a couple of KAMAZ trucks come here to fill the tanks with aviation kerosene and fuel for the whole next year, as well as bring products to receive tourists in the summer season.

By the way, tourists in these places are only in the summer period from June to August. They get there by helicopter and pay fabulous money to get away from worldly problems.

As the employees themselves admit, famous people come to them on vacation, for whom renting a helicopter costs a penny. A flight hour by helicopter over Taimyr will cost about 360 thousand rubles, therefore, the way there and back will cost visitors to the fishing corner almost a million rubles. The employees of the base themselves live in a small house, where the living room area is only 20 square meters. meters, and the rest is a cold shed. On a small living area there are four beds, a washbasin, a kitchen and an oven.

What about guest apartments? This is a small house in which there are five rooms, including three bedrooms, a dining room and a living room. If you walk through the house, you can find a real Soviet situation: carpets on the walls, a map of the Taymyr Peninsula and a small number of crafts from mammoth tusks.

Employees of the base do not disclose the real cost of overnight accommodation in such a house, but hint that the cost reaches more than 100 thousand rubles per night. Compared to Moscow luxury hotels, this is a huge amount of money for the Soviet space, a toilet on the street and a small bathhouse across the street. Is it worth such an extreme as you think?

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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