Chrernobyl Learning Tour

Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don’t miss the most important and unique experience and site.Radiation makes the zone particularly interesting. Now at the ground there lays, in the thousand-times-decreased scale, a picture of contamination after a large radiation incident – the picture extremely intricate, interesting, representative also for chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, and fortunately already safe for the visitors. Of course, the Zone in its central part still has places with elevated radiation, and we definitely would NOT recommend you staying at them for a long time. However, if you follow the suggested route and the guides’ directions, your visit to the Chernobyl zone will be absolutely radiation-safe.


You’ll start at
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6
Ivana Ohiienka St, 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, 02000
The meeting point address: Ivana Ohiienka str, build. 6 (old names of the street are Lukashevicha, Petrozavodskaya, Kirpy), 300 meters right from the exit of the Yuzhniy (Pivdenniy, South) terminal of the Central Railway station. GPS coordinates: 50.4410852,30.4831796 (50.4410852°N 30.4831796°)
Stop: 40 minutes
The local administrative center and the rotational settlement for the employees of the Exclusion Zone.  
Stop: 20 minutes
Only 4 km away from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The whole settlement was turned into a burial site because of contamination. One of the few buildings that were left is the local kindergarten with children’s bedrooms, toys and books still inside


Stop: 30 minutes
An official entrance to the Exclusion zone
Duga Radar Russian Woodpecker
Stop: 60 minutes
Well-known as “Russian Woodpecker” and “Hidden Eye of Moscow” – the over-the-horizon radiolocation station that was spying on the USA from Chernobyl woods before the accident.
Stop: 90 minutes
The town populated by 50 thousand people before the evacuation with the hospital receiving the firefighters and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident; a river port; a town hall; Energetic Palace of culture; Ferris wheel in the amusement park which was never open; Prypyat stadium. There can be some changes in the route.

 Photo by Igor Kostin