To find this fascinating beauty of the Siberian nature, I had to walk more than 7 kilometers along the tundra, all the while fearing meeting with a polar bear.
Was there a chance to meet with a polar bear?
Yes, and not only a chance. The land here is full of bears, and not only polar ones. It also has plenty of brown bears here too. 2 weeks before my trip one polar bear burst into my hometown, scaring people. It looked to be so hungry. So hungry, that it hardly could even walk.
I was not prepared at all to meet a polar bear
I did not have a gun. Did not have even a knife. The only thing I had was a huge excitement to see the Arctic waterfall. Only luck could save me that day from meeting with a bear.
- Mass produced during the Soviet Union
- Useful knife and part of history
The trail to the waterfall was stunningly beautiful
It is the middle of the summer almost, but the weather is still pretty cold and windy. Snow is not melted yet also. The freshest air of the tundra was such a happiness for my lungs.
More pictures from the area around…
Wanna learn more about how people live in one of the coldest, the northernmost and most-polluted towns on Earth and what else to see here?
Read about how I was driving my bicycle through the most air-polluted area in the world and almost burn my lungs here.
You can also check the post about venture to Nord Kamal – the northernmost mosque in the world, when I braved -44 degrees.
- Emergency Sleeping Bag or Blanket
- Compact yet has 90% heat reflectivity