The Chernobyl You Haven’t Seen Before

Before the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 50,000 people lived in Pripyat. Another 15,000 lived in the towns and villages of Chernobyl. Pripyat was built in 1970 and was the youngest town in the Soviet union with an average age of around 25.  Chernobyl town, at the time of the explosion, was 800 years old – the Read more about The Chernobyl You Haven’t Seen Before[…]

Private tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Is a private tour to the Chernobyl exclusion zone worth the extra money? What is the difference? What does it look like?   The first and obvious difference is the price – for just us two, in our own car, we paid more than 500 euros + 15 euros for food in the canteen. The Read more about Private tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat[…]

Visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone – everything you need to know

The Chernobyl exclusion zone opened for tourists in 2011 and is still not a very common place to visit. If you are wondering how to book your trip to Chernobyl, what a visit to the exclusion zone looks like and how to get there – this article will give you the answer.     If Read more about Visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone – everything you need to know[…]

Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?

If you are thinking about going to Chernobyl exclusion zone you are probably seeking answers to two questions: 1) Is it safe to visit Chernobyl and Pripyat? 2) Is the radiation level still very high?     On the websites of official tour companies you can read that it’s completely safe if you follow the Read more about Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?[…]