About Krasnoyarsk Territory
The scale of the Krasnoyarsk Territory is truly enormous - the region occupies the 2nd largest area in Russia after Yakutia, stretching over 3,000 km from the Sayan Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. Due to its geographical location, the region can boast about the variety of natural zones: from wild and impenetrable taiga, to large steppes and tundra. Just the remoteness of the region made it possible to pserve the natural heritage and form on its basis - state reserves, nature reserves, national parks. Due to its location, the Krasnoyarsk Territory has the potential to develop Arctic tourism and beach vacations on its territory.
The main artery of the region and the deepest river in Russia - the Yenisei passes through all the climatic zones of Siberia and flows into the ocean. The total length of the Yenisei is more than 3,500 kilometers; it is one of the ten largest rivers in the world. It is not surprising that the two most powerful hydroelectric power plants in the country, Sayano-Shushenskaya and Krasnoyarskaya, are located here. Navigation on the river begins in the spring and continues until late autumn. The most popular water route for tourists is the river route from Krasnoyarsk to Dudinka. The north of the region is an opportunity to see areas of permafrost, traces of the Tunguska phenomenon, the Arctic coast of the Kara Sea and the Laptev Sea.
Photo by Sergey Filinin.