In 2009 the small fishing settlement of Teriberka lost its status as a closed settlement, thereby becoming the only place in European Russia where foreigners have open access to the Arctic Ocean.
It is fair to say that Teriberka is on the edge of the world and up until 1984 it was only possible to get here by boat or helicopter. Even today the road can be blocked during heavy snowfall. The settlement gained a noticeable level of fame following the release of the film Leviathan which was filmed in Teriberka. Since then many tourists, journalists and bloggers have started coming here and as a result slowly but surely tourist infrastructure is being developed in Teriberka, and for better or worse changing the provincial rhythm of this rather raw soviet-era settlement.
It is not hard to see the attraction though as here you can be mystified by enchanting views of the bleak expanse of the Arctic Ocean where you could even the impression that if you head out into the sea you will soon fall off the world. The ocean around Teriberka never freezes due to the effects of the Gulf Stream, which provides a great contrast for photos with the deep blue sea and snowy hills.
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