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4 Amazing reasons to visit Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 4th Jun 2020

Visiting Olkhon Island is just like traveling back in time, a journey back to nature. I will never forget my trip to Olkhon Island because in many ways it cleansed my soul. Olkhon Island is located in the middle of the worlds largest and the deepest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal is aptly named “Reach Sea” (in the native Buryat Tongue).

Lake Baikal tour Russia Siberia
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Lake Baikal Travel Guide - Top 10 Attractions

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 6th Jul 2020

Located in the Eastern Siberia close to the Mongolian border, within the Irkutsk Oblast (Western shore) and Buryatia (Eastern Shore), the glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal, is rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. Read on as this Lake Baikal travel guide will take you on an adventure you might just make a reality someday.

Lake Baikal Summer Tour Russia Siberia
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8 Ways to Adventure Lake Baikal

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 6th Jul 2020

Ever dreamt of walking on water? An adventure to Lake Baikal will elevate you to the crystal-clear surface of the world’s oldest and deepest lake. This enchanting blue pearl of Russia is surrounded by natural wonders that will surpass your wildest imagination.

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My Ice Skating Across Lake Baikal Adventure - by Katja Riedel

By Katja Riedel | Last updated on 6th Jul 2020

My skates are gliding over the ice of Lake Baikal. The ice is clear and deep and crisscrossed by a spider web of cracks. Every time I put my skates down I hear new cracks forming. It is like a whisper. I know that these are only hairline cracks, but sometimes there are loud bangs in the distance, like rifle shots or thunder.

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Lake Baikal - A Winter Collideascope of Russia's Frozen Pearl

By Kristina Makeeva | Last updated on 6th Jul 2020

“Lake Baikal in winter is unique and impressive! When we were planning our trip, we had no idea how wonderful, majestic, and enchanting it would be. We were enraptured by its beauty, so much so that we almost didn’t sleep all 3 days we were there.”

Lake Baikal Ice Winter tour
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Lake Baikal winter adventure - attractions, images & tips

By 56th Parallel | Last updated on 17th Apr 2020

Lake Baikal is not only one of the oldest, deepest and largest lakes in the world, it is undoubtedly Siberia’s most breathtaking natural landmark. 

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Rural Russia: Discover Life in Russia Beyond the Capitals

By Stephanie | Last updated on 29th Jun 2020

Have you ever wondered what rural life beyond Russia’s bustling major cities is like? Or have you simply wanted to escape to the more quiet, pleasant outskirts beyond its capital hubs? 


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Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.



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