Norilsk was not on any maps for many years.
How Can People Live Here?
Because of the permafrost ground problems, a lot of Norilsk buildings are on stilts with an airway between the floor and earth below. You might think this is to protect the people from the cold below. The opposite is true. It’s to protect the ground from the warmth above. The heat makes the permafrost unstable and the buildings would collapse in a short time without this clever method of construction.
Can I Go There?
Stay where you are. It is very unlikely that you could get permission to visit. Only workers are welcome. There are perks for the workers like exercise classes and free daycare. You can even spend time in a luxury Spa. But I doubt that this will convince you to apply for a job there.