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Baikal Ice Marathon

At the end of February – beginning of March it’s getting really hot on the shores of Lake Baikal. The temperature is still below zero. Why is it so “hot”? Why do people from all over the world keep coming to this spot of Siberia at this time? Because this is the time when a…

Baikal Diving: the Lake from inside

Yes, you’ve already learned what Baikal is. This is an incredibly beautiful lake in Siberia, it is fresh, clean and rich in its flora and fauna. And there is only one way to get to know Baikal even better – to dive in Baikal! There is only one way to get...
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Museums: What to visit?

No matter what your plan or route is, you’ll get the urge to explore the city. Coming to Irkutsk before or after visiting Baikal Lake you might catch yourself on the idea to see and feel much more of the modern life of the city. In all ages, Irkutsk was considered a major cultural center…

Baikal: Who lives in the lake?

Baikal is a unique place in Siberia. Twice. Firstly, it is the deepest lake in the world. Secondly, Baikal is a lake in which an incredible number of unique species of animals and plants live. Get to know them? Baikal seal

Baikal and Irkutsk: What does it taste like?

No matter where we go, we try some of the most traditional dishes and drinks. Irkutsk region neighbors Buriyat republic so we got used to seeing the Buriyats dishes on our tables. In this article,…

What to bring from the world’s deepest lake Baikal? 7 ideas for you

IIt is always better to bring from such places something unique and produced locally If you travel to some remote spots on a planet such as Irkutsk region in Russia, by your visit you contribute to…

What’s the weather like on Baikal lake? / When to come? / What are the seasons?

Baikal transparent ice One of the most common jokes among locals about seasons on the lake is: the difference in what you take with you while packing for a short or long trip to…