Welcome to Svetlojarsk!

Known to most as simply “Svetlo,” this coastal harbor town lies near the northeastern corner of Chernarus and is the farthest city north along the coast. It consists of the city proper, the bay of Guba, and a single nearby suburb of Olsha.

Mostly Vertical

Though Svetlojarsk occupies a relatively small area compared to most of the other cities in this series, it makes up for it by being almost entirely multi-story buildings and commercial space.

The Square

Everything in Svetlojarsk is a branch out of the middle of the city where the plaza lies. This was once a very tourist-friendly area with many roadside stands and other accommodations.

Expensive Real Estate

One can imagine that a property like this with a nice yard in downtown Svetlojarsk must have been pricey.

The Church

This place always was and always will be a meeting place for groups of people… though these days it’s probably a little different.

Little Hills

Due to the city being built on an awkwardly-shaped hill, there are plenty of great places to get a view of Guba bay.

Steel Harbor

Cranes dominate the harbor area of the city, as they do in most coastal towns here.

What's Going On Here?

Svetlojarsk has perhaps one of the most confusing exchanges of railway in all of Chernarus.

Grave Danger

Little good lies in the graveyard for a weary traveler, so it’s probably for the best if you avoid this place.


Tall grass and overgrown trees make it hard to see very far from the ground.

From the Top

If you’re up on the hill however, take in the view.


The edges of town have a few residential buildings, but most are larger multi-unit homes like these.

The Arch

A landmark in Svetlojarsk, this arch has been carved out of the side of the mountain slowly over time. Nearby is a smaller but more tunnel-like arch as well.

Shared by Tatanko on June 10, 2015

The seventh in an eight part photographic series about the urban centers of Chernarus.

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