The radiance of the Baikal ice and ice skating

A short but scenic route. In 3 days you will see the transparent Baikal ice, its hummocks, icicle rocks, skate and khivus, and also see winter Baikal from a bird's eye view!

The tour is held for groups of 4 people or more.

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 775
US$ 666
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 28 Feb, 2025
    • 5 – 7 Mar, 2025
    • 12 – 14 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ice picnic
Let's have a picnic right on the ice of Lake Baikal
The largest ice rink in the world!
We will skate on the ice of Lake Baikal
Baikal sunrises
At dawn, the ice plays with unique colors, the beauty of which is fascinating

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting with Lake Baikal. Transfer to Sandy Bay

    Arrival in Irkutsk. 

    The meeting of the group at the airport of the city at 7:45 o'clock near the information desk.

    Transfer to Listvyanka village (1.5 hours). 

    A super trip to the Sandy Bay with an inspection of the ice and unusual rocks. 

    Preparing for the trip.

    Today we are going on a trip across the ice of Lake Baikal. 

    On this day, we will drive along the route from Listvyanka village along the famous and very picturesque Sandy Bay past the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe.

    Boarding a hovercraft called "Hivus".

    Transfer across Lake Baikal to one of the most picturesque bays on Lake Baikal. 

    Lunch on the ice of Lake Baikal in the form of a picnic. 

    Sightseeing tour of the bay, where we take the most beautiful photos of transparent ice, hummocks, etc. 

    Transfer to the Village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe. 

    Accommodation at the recreation center. 

    Rest. 

    2 more photos
  • Day 2 - Ice skating on the ice of Lake Baikal
  • Day 3 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation at the economy campsite.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

 Double roomSingle room
economy (without amenities)55 00059 000
standard (room amenities)60 00065 000

You can charge your phones at the campsite, but the mobile connection is weak and there is no wi-fi.

Please specify additional information about the conditions of your stay at the time of booking the tour.

Camp Site 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation depending on the selected option;
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 picnic lunch;
  • the work of a guide;
  • hivus;
  • transfer to the national team.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • insurance;
  • snowmobiling, dog sledding;
  • hovercraft;
  • rental of skates.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Documents:

It is necessary to have with you:

  1. Passport (for children — birth certificate).
  2. A compulsory medical insurance policy.

Necessary personal equipment for winter and spring travel:

We offer a list of necessary equipment that includes what you are wearing:

Equipment and accessories:

  1. A backpack for personal belongings of 60 liters.
  2. The headlamp.
  3. Sunglasses.
  4. Spoon, mug, cup, knife.
  5. Matches, or a lighter.
  6. An individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal and specific medicines no more than 200 grams by weight).
  7. Sunburn products (required in the mountains and traveling on the ice of Lake Baikal).

Necessary clothes:

  • Lingerie.
  • Thermal underwear 1 pc.
  • A jacket, fleece, etc. (preferably made of modern materials).
  • Storm suit – jacket + trousers. Availability is mandatory. The jacket is insulated with a hood. Trousers – protection from wind and moisture. You can use a ski suit.
  • Socks are simple (or trekking) — 2 pairs.
  • Wool socks (trekking, insulated).
  • Shoes preferably 2 pairs (trekking boots or other warm boots with a warm insole, without high heels, boots).
  • Trekking poles are recommended only for hiking routes, combined at the discretion of the participants.
  • Warm sports hat — 2 pcs.
  • Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.).
  • Insulated gloves and winter mittens.

Special equipment (on certain routes):

*ice skates

*elastic bands with spikes for shoes – A MUST-HAVE when hiking on ice

Note: if special equipment is not included in the price of the tour, it can be rented from the company, informing your manager in advance.

Important! It is mandatory to have the following documents on the entire route – a passport, a compulsory medical insurance policy, and a birth certificate for the child.

The requirement for a set of "personal belongings" is nothing superfluous and heavy!

Rules for tour participants
Escort on the route
A tourist's guide for the Baikal excursion program
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Discounts

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 666
    26 – 28 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 666
    5 – 7 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 666
    12 – 14 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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