Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Dikson is the most northern port in Russia and one of the northernmost settlements in the world. It is located so far north that one may experience complete darkness with no civil twilight from the 8th of December to the 5th of January. In most of major settlements north of the Arctic Circle, there is still substantial twilight during the polar night at midday. It is also one of the most isolated settlements in the world. The village was named after a Swedish explorer.

Dikson’s inhabitants informally call their settlement the “Capital of the Arctic”, a name taken from a popular Soviet song.

Common citizens of Russia can’t go there without a special pass.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

The easiest way to travel to Dikson is by helicopter.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

The most common transport is a cross-country vehicle.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

A firefighter.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

In the cabin.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

The TRACKOL vehicle.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

It can swim.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

The body is made of fiberglass, so has very low thermal conductivity and has the
ability to operate in a temperature range of – 45 ° C to + 45 ° C. The capacity of the passenger models – 8 people.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

An old modification of TRACKOL was based on UAZ.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Inside an old TRACKOL cabin.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Snowmobiles are used also.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

An old soviet snowmobile “Buran”, which has been made for centuries.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

There is no stealing in the village, the population is about 500 people.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

There are a lot of abandoned vehicles on the background.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

GAZ-3344

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

Modified sled for use in the Arctic.

Russian Restricted Arctic Village Dikson

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