If you are outdoor enthusiast, love fresh air and aren’t afraid of cold weather Russian Arctic National Park may become one of your targeted destination.
Russian Arctic National Park is a national park of Russia, which was established in June 2009. It covers a large and remote area of the Arctic Ocean, the northern part of Novaya Zemlya, and Franz Josef Land. At 34,000 square miles (8.8 million hectares), the park is now the largest in Russia. It includes glacial and periglacial landscapes of the polar deserts and ecosystems of offshore shallow water and sea ice, Arctic fauna.
Above all, the park’s pristine Arctic wildlife is its primary attraction. This may be of interest to a certain category of tourists, those who are into it, are fascinated by wildlife and can appreciate the beauty of pristine landscapes and majestic glaciers.
Some historic sites concerning the opening-up of Arctic are preserved in the national park, these include the camp of Dutch mariner Willem Barentsz who discovered these lands for the Europeans, and the camps of Russian Pomor settlers who had travelled there long before Barentsz.
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