Small town with not a lot to see. Clearly not geared for having cruise ships stop in.
Visited: May 07, 2017
We went to see the native indians and enjoyed having there raindeer soup etc. Other than that, nothing to see and it was cold, snow still on the ground
Visited: Apr 26, 2015
The excursions were limited. Last minute changes to disembark without an excursion. Te excursion did not allow us inter-mix with locals
not much to see in this port but everyone was friendly. Bring some roubles if you want to try some local food. Our cruise documents said we needed a visa to get off the ship but we were able to get off without it. They just let all the people on the tours off the ship first. The people doing their own walking tours were able to get off around noon.
We fully anticipated the visa nightmare of previous visits. But we had no issues, Russian immigration is lengthy, but ship staff stated there were over 30 immigration officers on board, so the process worked quite well. Everybody was off the ship by around midday, all tours left on time. In truth there isn't a lot to see. You can walk to the square from the tendering point, but there is nothing there! (Apart from a statue of Lennin) the town is apparently 30km long but only two roads wide, to see anything at all you definitely need a tour! More of a port to say 'I've been there' than things to do. Some shops accept US dollars, although apparently it's illegal to use them as currency, but not all! Don't rely on being able to buy anything anywhere.
Cool to visit Russia but the people were very to themselves and not very friendly. Not much to do on the stop. Great weather though
Visited: Sep 17, 2018
Dog sled excursion not booked thru ship was awesome. Getting passports clearance and back from from Russian authorities took way to long and disorganized. Hours delayed.
Visited: May 06, 2018
Visited: Sep 17, 2018
The fuss with visas and the lineups to tender ashore made us tear up our paperwork and stay onboard.
Visited: May 10, 2014
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