went on a ghost hunt. I starting wondering "Is it possible for you and I to go there?" So, the answer is yes! You can go with a tour, but expect to pay for mandatory insurance when you do and a full security screen that must be completed at least two weeks in advance. There are a few companies that do day tours to the sites including the 30 Km Exclusion Zone as well as the almost buried Kopachi Village. One such company is Tour Kiev and there is a full description on their website of what they offer.
If you are thinking of going more extreme, like I was, you might want to try the multi-day trip and stay at one of the local hotels. If you are wondering what I mean by extreme, here is an insert from their website to give you an idea:
"In order to fully understand and feel the most special matter of the Chernobyl zone – namely, a radiation – it is recommended to order a personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P. It will make ‘visible’ a radiation relief you travel at, constantly inform you about the radiation level of your place, and in the end of the trip show you your exact irradiation dose received. As Sergii Mirnyi says, "To go to the Chernobyl zone without a dosimeter is like going to the usual tour with your eyes blindfolded." You can rent the reliable personal dosimeter for $ 10 per day"
OK, so it might be a little unsafe. It is certainly sad for the events that led to this place becoming a ghost town and maybe even very creepy, but it would sure make a "guess what I did on vacation" story that trumps all your friends.