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A Car Road Over the Ice of Lake Baikal to the Largest Island of Olkhon Opened in Irkutsk Oblast
24.02.2018 16:22
A Car Road Over the Ice of Lake Baikal to the Largest Island of Olkhon Opened in Irkutsk Oblast
(Source: http://baikallike.ru/tury/item)

A car road over the ice of Lake Baikal to the largest island of Olkhon, inhabited by 1 thousand people every year and regularly visited by tourists, opened in Irkutsk Oblast.

      The length of the road is 12 km, its carrying capacity is 10 tons, speed limit is 10 km/h. The thickness of the ice exceeds 70 cm. It is noted that this year the preparation of the road to Olkhon was significantly complicated by a large number of hummocks formed in the Maloe More Strait of Baikal due to severe frosts. Olkhon is the largest island on Lake Baikal, 73.5 km long and 15 km wide. It is connected to the mainland by a ferry line in summer and an ice road in winter. It is the most popular tourist destination for recreation in Irkutsk Oblast.


      

Book Hotels In IRKUTSK here.

      

      
With the cultural heritage of its aristocratic exiles, the Asian influence of nearby Mongolia and China and the easy accessibility of the Lake Baikal, Irkutsk is one of the most appealing cities in Russia. Certainly, the biggest attraction in Irkutsk is Lake Baikal, which is near enough for a day trip. The lake is world famous for its pure cold waters, unique flora and fauna and unforgettable views of the biggest water body in the continent. There are also nature reserves around the lake, which total more than a million hectares. In 1996, UNESCO declared the lake and its surrounding basin to be a National World Heritage Site.


      
 

      
Moreover, the city of Irkutsk is worth visiting as well. The city has a number of old churches, museums and other historic buildings.

      
 

      
How To Get There And Away 

      
 

      
 

      
Air

      
 

      
There are two or three flights a day to Moscow (6 hours) and three a week to St. Petersburg (6,5 hours). Siberian connections include daily flights to Novosibirsk (2,5 hours), six flights a week to Bratsk (1 hour) and five to Khabarovsk and Krasnoyarsk. There are also flights to Petropavlovsk –Kamchatsky, Magadan and Yakutsk. International connections include weekly flights to/from Niigata in Japan and Shenyang in Korea.

      
 

      
Train

      

      Irkutsk is 88 hours from Moscow by the daily express train A good choice is Baikal Express, which departs from Moscow’s Yaroslavl Station every other day. 

      

      

      
How to get to Irkutsk Airport - Book Transfer Online

      
 

      
One of the best ways is to book a transfer to Irkutsk  Airport online in advance, when you have time to choose the right taxi-company providing English-speaking drivers.

      
 

      
You can catch a taxi upon your arrival right at the airport, but you should always beware of riding an unlicensed taxi. Remember, that riding an unlicensed taxi may be dangerous, besides, the prices asked before and after the ride may vary greatly. 

      
 

      
Booking a transfer to Irkutsk Airport  online is especially convenient if you have a late flight, as you may feel sure you'll not get stuck in a traffic jam at night. 

      
 

      
Russia-IC recommends Kiwi transfer service and transfers from/to the airport. Here you can make a booking to Irkutsk Airport and choose the car you like including the class of the car, standard or business.

      
 

      
All cars are equipped with GPS, and are constantly checked, all drivers are licensed. Most cars are equipped with terminals, so you can pay taxi with credit card (American Express, Visa, Master Card etc.).

      
 

      
      
 

      
1. Find the route you want

      
Choose Irkutsk Airport, city or train station in the search box. 

      
 

      
2. Book transfer online

      
Specify the date and time of the transfer, the flight number, the hotel address or name and other details of the trip. Leave your contact details and make a prepayment. As soon as you do it, the car is booked.

      
 

      
3. Driver will meet you

      
At the appointed time and place, our driver will pick you up. He will be with your nameplate and all necessary information about the trip. He will help you with the luggage and comfortably take you to your destination.

      
 

      
This is the easiest way to get to Irkutsk Airport.

      
 

      

      

 


Sources: http://tourism.interfax.ru 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Visit Baikal Visit Olkhon Hotels in Irkutsk   

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