Novaya Zemlya to get visitor center for tourists in 2023
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Novaya Zemlya to get visitor center for tourists in 2023

The first visitor center for tourists in Russian Arctic National Park on the Novaya Zemlya Archipelago is to open next year.

“Next year, we are planning to open a visitor center on Cape Zhelaniya, which is located inside the park. Upon arrival, tourists will learn more about the park and the territory they are visiting, as well as its adjoining sections,” the park’s Director, Alexander Kirillov, noted.

This year we finished working on the Arctic Embassy visitor center that opened in Arkhangelsk in 2020. Specialists made improvements to museums and expanded their displays. In 2023, the park’s staff will continue upgrading the local infrastructure, setting up nature trails, and improving upon guided tours.

“Speaking of our overall plans for 2023, we will continue to keep an eye on live and inanimate objects of nature, to expand the tourism infrastructure in the park, to improve the waterfront and its piers, and to set up nature trails on the islands. We will provide new texts for guided tours and will install QR codes for the park’s audio-guides,” Kirillov added.

Park authorities will also continue to implement security projects in 2023. According to Kirillov, this experience may be used on other territories, and the park can share its knowledge, experience and best practices with them.