Tourism and recreation
Pym-Va-Shor hot springs to be included on the tourist route
© RIA Novosti. Alexandr Piragis

Pym-Va-Shor hot springs to be included on the tourist route

Tour operators of the Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Area plan to create a tourist route leading to the Pym-Va-Shor hot springs.

Pym-Va-Shor is translated as "hot spring" from the Komi language. It includes eight mineral and thermal hot springs with a temperature of 20-28 degrees Celsius in the basin of the Adzva River as well as archeological sites. The springs do not freeze even during Arctic frosts.

Pym-Va-Shor has the status of a specially protected area. It is located away from the transport infrastructure but private tourists visit the site.

"The hut was burnt, trash was strewn all over the area around the hot springs, the tub was broken and endangered plants were destroyed," Arctic-Info reported, quoting Director of the Center for Environmental Management and Protection of the Nenets Autonomous Area, Mikhail Staich, who also noted that health benefits of the mineral water has not been sufficiently studied.

Tour operators of the Komi Republic and the Nenets Autonomous Area are eager to explore, upgrade and protect the area of the hot springs on a permanent basis and to make this unique site part of a thematic tourist route.