Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Winter Road on the Ice of Baikal Connected Its Largest Island with the Mainland
6.02.2019 22:25
Winter Road on the Ice of Baikal Connected Its Largest Island with the Mainland

Winter road on the ice of Baikal connected its largest island with the mainland. The Kurkut - Irkutsk Bay ice road, which connects the largest and only inhabited Baikal island of Olkhon with the mainland, was put into operation on Tuesday.

      The Olkhon ice crossing is the longest in the Irkutsk region, this year its length is 10.4 km. It is planned to deliver everything needed for the population of Olkhon and remove waste from the island.  The minimum ice thickness is 60 cm, the maximum is 93 cm. It is allowed to drive the cars with a mass of no more than 10 tons, at a speed of no more than 10 km / h. The edges of the winter road are marked with restrictive landmarks, painted with reflective paint; shields with rescue equipment are installed at the entrances. Check of the thickness and structure of the ice at the crossing will be carried out daily.

      In total it is planned to open 50 ice crossings in the Irkutsk region this winter. As previously reported, in the winter of 2018 the Baikal ice road worked less than a month and a half, from February 15 to March 26; in the winter of 2017 - almost two months, from February 10 to March 31.

      Book Tours to Russia

      Book Flights to Russia

      Book Train and Bus Tickets

      Olkhon is the largest island on Baikal, 73.5 km long, up to 15 km wide. It is connected to the mainland by a ferry in summer and an ice road in winter. It is the most popular tourist destination in the Irkutsk region.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Baikal Olkhon travel to Russia   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tobol Movie Tourist Route
A Tourist Route for Young People will be Launched in Tatarstan
Moscow on the World Tourism Map
Book Japan Friendly Hotel in Primorye
Kamchatka - the Most Suitable Arctic Region for Tourism Development

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Festivals in Moscow  Perm  Chukotka  Russian action  Moscow  propaganda  Sochi FIFA 2018  Arc Electronic  LGBT in Russia  Samotlor Lake  Russian regions  Lipetsk   Mir submersibles  Russian cuisine  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Russian medicine  Stavropol Territory  Alexander Rou  GUM Department Store  St. Petersburg  travel to Russia  Olympic Torch   Exhibition Fairs  Russia's economy  child adoption in Russia  Tretyakov Gallery  Russian tourism  Exhibitions in Moscow  Gallant Games  Russian business  New Year celebrations  Russian Cinema  Red Square  Solovki  Sheremetyevo  Michael Jackson  Exhibitions in St. Petersburg  Photo Exhibitions  Russian Railway Tours  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  flood  Fedor Bondarchuk  Visa   Kemerovo Region  Moscow Zoo  Murmansk Region  Zinaida Serebryakova  Roskomnadzor  Gidon Kremer  World Economic Forum 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites