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Magnificent, stunning, spellbinding - you name it.

This was my first long tour in Russia. And buoy, was it one to remember! We travelled with friends... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rashed A
Wonderworld, true IceLand :-D

Fantastic natural wonders, incredible scenery. The Winter Baikal Lake is a must-see experience. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mosonok
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Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater lake measures one mile in depth, contains more flora and fauna than any other lake in the world, including the only existing fresh water seals, and is surrounded by high mountains, wildflower meadows and rich green forests.
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“olkhon island” (18 reviews)
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E, Russia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first long tour in Russia. And buoy, was it one to remember! We travelled with friends for 16 days, and came away with the feeling that we're probably short by just about 6 months to fully apprehend the beauty of Baikal. Pro...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic natural wonders, incredible scenery. The Winter Baikal Lake is a must-see experience. The cold is not too bad, because this cold is "dry cold". Put this experience on bucket list!!!!

Thank Mosonok
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

I stayed in Listvyanka in summer 2017 and had a wonderful time--great, quirky restaurants--Shuri Muri, Cafe Sarma and so on. Stunning views and marvellous sunsets in the summer, especially from the terrace of Shuri Muri. Visiting Olkhon Island is a must-do in summer and winter....More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

I was on Baikal lake on 1st February and crossed the lake from Tankhoy to Listvyanka on hovercraft, fully frozen lake some scenery you have not seen anywhere like a dark blue ice due to 1500 m deep water underneath. Note only that the is...More

3  Thank Hamidrezas
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a charming lake to unwind and enjoy a peaceful time with friends . I stayed there for two nights after 34 hours in a train 🚂. It is good to go with good company 👍 I will visit again during Autumn when the...More

2  Thank Lilian T
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

The scenery is pretty decent in summer with the lake view in the north part. I also expect much in winter since the pictures of ice I see are very pretty.

1  Thank Yuanxi Z
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

This was one of our stops on the Tsar's Gold Train. Had a great outdoor picnic and took a dip in the icy water. A little vodka helped. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Russia. If you decide to take a dip,...More

2  Thank awesome-annie1945
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

The largest body of fresh water in the world. Cold, clear and home to a seal found no where else in the world. Take a cruise on the lake, but if you are daring take a swim under watchful eyes and rescue divers nearby, in...More

5  Thank Michael O
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Reviewed June 21, 2017

The lake is gorgeous and the scenery around it is amazing. Could easily spend a number of days here exploring and hiking.

4  Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We bought budget package 3days 2nights to Olkhon island. We went there at the beginning of summer. The weather was so good. It was wonderful moment for me and my mother.

1  Thank balagoomh
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amputechture
November 15, 2017|
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Response from Hamidrezas | Reviewed this property |
Thick ice is build up very late. normally it will be safe to cross in mid February but I crossed the lake on 1st February by hovercraft. the shore have ice much earlier.
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September 9, 2017|
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Response from awesome-annie1945 | Reviewed this property |
It is hard to distance yourself from crowds in May-August, because that is the high season. That being said, the areas are still pretty remote so it isn't like having to wait in lines or bulldoze your way through. The... More
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