Lake Baikal Attractions

Top 10 Baikal Winter Activities.

Top 10 Baikal Winter Activities. Would you like to enjoy the original winter nature with the pure white mass of snow, clearest ice on the beautiful deepest lake Baikal, magnificent mountains and rich taiga, fluffy cedars and spruces? – Visit Siberia! Here is the list of the most impressive Baikal winter activities.

Olkhon Island 

Olkhon Island is the biggest island of Lake Baikal and one of the most beautiful and mysterious places, rich with wonderful nature sights. The island is a part of Pribaikalsky National Park of Nature and located in the centre of the Baikal close to its deepest point.

The Circum-Baikal Railway 

The Circum-Baikal Railway is truly the main Baikal man-made landmark. This unique achievement in architecture and engineering is a section of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of the most beautiful places of Lake Baikal.


Arshan is a small village located in Buryatia, in the Tunka Valley. The Valley is unique in its healing springs and alpine meadows. The village of Arshan is the most famous village in the Tunka valley. People come to Arshan for miraculous water and health.

Chivyrkuysky Bay 

Chivyrkuysky Bay is located in the northeast part of the Baikal between the Svyatoi Nos peninsula and the Barguzinsky Range. Chivyrkuysky Bay is thinly populated. Surrounded by dense wild taiga the bay is considered to be the most picturesque place of the Baikal.

Barguzinsky bay 

Barguzinsky bay is the largest bay of the Baikal. The Baikal’s longest sand beach stretches 12.5 mi (20 km) along the bay. Combination of three factors warm water, sandy bottom and picturesque landscapes makes Barguzinsky bay a wonderful place for summer leisure.


Listvyanka is the best place to get to know the unique nature of the Baikal. This settlement is a starting point for many Baikal routes including the Circum-Baikal Railway. With numerous sights, Listvyanka won’t let its visitors get bored. 

Bolshiye Koty

A settlement with a fancy name, Bolshiye Koty, is located close to Irkutsk and Listvyanka Settlement, yet far enough to preserve the beauty of a landscape. One of the section of the Great Baikal Trail passes through the village.

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