Novaya Zemlya, Russia

Novaya Zemlya is an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia and the extreme northeast of Europe, the easternmost point of Europe lying at Cape Flissingsky on the northern island. It consists of two main islands and a number of smaller, The northern island contains many glaciers, while the southern one has a tundra landscape.

Only the southern island is partly inhabited—by a small number of Samoyeds who engage in reindeer herding and trapping. Wildlife in the region include polar fox, polar bear, and lemming as well as a variety of birds, including seagulls.

General Information

Cruise Season - May - Oct
Currency - Ruble (RUB)
Language - Russian
Population - 2,250 approx
Land Area - 90,650 km²
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code + 7

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