Dikson Island, initially Dickson, is the name of an island in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, situated in the Kara Sea near the mouth of the Yenisei River. A nearby urban-type settlement of Dikson, which functions as a port and hydrometeorological centre. It is served by the Dikson Airport. Dikson is a port-of-call on the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to the Bering Sea. It lies only two hours’ flight from the North Pole. Dikson’s inhabitants informally call their settlement an “Capital of the Arctic”, a name taken from a popular Soviet song.
From album: Great Arctic Reserve, Taimyrski Zapovednik and German-Russian Expeditions 1989-1991 to Taimyr