The pattern of cracks, bubbles and chips is never repeated. It is of different colors - from white to piercing blue, from blue to cosmically black. When you stand on ice and there is a kilometer of clear transparent water beneath you seem to freeze over the abyss. And you're afraid to move so you don't wake up.
See famous Lake Baikal Ice: ice caves and grottoes with ice stalactites, bubbles, cracks and kilometers of ice hummock
Travel by hoverboat to reach Baikal's heart, Olkhon Island
Ride ATV through snow covered steppe and slide in over flat Baikal surface
Explore unique Buryat culture
Visit Irkutsk, the Paris of Siberia
Experiece ice driving on Baikal ice highways
Enjoy stay in comfy eco lodges, try delicious local meals and relax in Russian SPA
Winter is the right time to feel the power of world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, time when it's unrivaled beauty is most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.
Georges & Barbaba, Luxembourg: A great trip to Irkutsk and the Baikal LakeWe had a great time in Irkutsk as well as on and around Baikal Lake. I was an exceptional and well organized trip by Irina from Discovery Russia. Our local guide, Anastasia, was very good: well qualified, proactive, perfectly fluent in English, always in a good mood and - something of value to us - able to find the right balance between explaining things in depth and giving us some privacy to enjoying sights and moments by ourselves. She definitely did a great job!