Anadyr is the administrative center of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region, located in northeast Russia. The town is located at the mouth of the Anadyr River, where it flows into the Gulf of Anadyr. It is an important stop on the strategic sea route at the north end of the country. The small port town of Anadyr acts as a bridge linking the ports in Far Eastern Russia with the Bering Sea. Established by Russian maritime explorer Semyon Dezhnev in 1889, the settlement was first called ‘Yukaghir’ and was named ‘Anadyr’ in 1923. Located in close proximity to the northern polar circle, Anadyr is covered in snow for a large part of the year, similar to the nearby Eskimo settlements. The buildings in the city are vibrantly painted to contract the snow. This colorful vista earned Anadyr the nickname of ‘summer’ city’.
Among the city’s major sights are St. Trinity Cathedral, the statue of St. Nikolai, Chukotka Memorial, and Chukotka Museum. Activities to enjoy in the city include dog sledding in the winter and trekking, hiking, rafting, and fishing in the summer. You can also visit nearby Eskimo villages. The sub-arctic climate means winters are long and very cold while summers are cool and short. The Ugolny Airport is located 11 km east of the city.
Ugolny Airport is located just 11 kilometers from the city center. When you get to the airport, you can use the 24/7 transport service to reach Ugolny city center. If you are looking for a faster and more convenient means of transportation, you can go to one of the companies where you can rent your own car at the terminal. It takes approximately 15 minutes to get to city.
If you go outside the airport arrival terminal, you can easily take a taxi and reach Ugolny city center in 15 minutes. It is a good idea to check whether the taxi drivers who charge a fee of average 400-480 Russian Ruble turn on the taximeter or not. But remember that you have a chance to negotiate.
You can search for domestic and foreign car rental companies at Ugolny Airport before your journey and make pre-bookings. In this way, you can take delivery of your vehicle in a very short time and benefit from some campaigns. It can take 15-20 minutes to get to the city center by car from the airport.Last Updated: 25 Jun 2017