The Taymyr Peninsula (Russian: Полуостров Таймыр, Таймырский полуостров) is a peninsula in the Far North of Russia, in the Siberian Federal District, that forms the northernmost part of mainland Eurasia and Asia. It lies between the Yenisei Gulf of the Kara Sea and the Khatanga Gulf of the Laptev Sea in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia.
Lake Taymyr and the Byrranga Mountains are located within the vast Taymyr Peninsula.
The peninsula is the site of the last known naturally occurring muskox outside of North America, which died out about 2,000 years ago.They were successfully reintroduced in 1975.
Between Taimyr and Evenkia located Putorana Plateau
The Putorana Plateau is the site of the last known naturally occurring Putoransky mountain sheep.
Cape Chelyuskin, the northernmost point of the Eurasian continent, is located at the northern end of the Taymyr Peninsula.