Ermak Travel Guide

 

Vaigach Island

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Description of Vaigach Island

Vaigach is an island on the border of the Barents and Kara seas, administratively belongs to the Nenets Autonomous District of the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia. The island is separated from the continent by a narrow strait Yugorsky Shar and from Novaya Zemlya the Strait of Kara Gate. Area - 3.4 thousand km ². The surface is flat, with two parallel ridges, with a maximum height of up to 157 m (Mount Bolvanskaya). It is composed of shale, sandstone and limestone. Tundra vegetation. Vaigach Island is covered by numerous lakes and swamps.

Vaigach island has the settlement of Varnek (as of January 2012 there are 23 houses, 106 people), several Nenets shrines have been preserved, a wooden cross-shaped idol of a cruciform shape in the western part of the island, a stone-age site (Voronova River, Yangoto Lake, Silyangoporny and others). The territory of the island is part of the reserve Vaigach.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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