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Top Russian Winter Destinations
December 13, 2011 14:35

Winter in Russia is an absolutely magical season. Everything is covered with snow and there is something special in the air, which can't be felt during hot, sunny months.

Here is a list of the best Russian winter travel opportunities with a brief descriptions and a links to the related articles:

Baikal Winter Holidays
Baikal Lake is a unique place on the Earth with crystal water and breathtaking landscapes. And if we speak about winter outdoor activities, Baikal, covered with crystal ice in winter, gives many specific possibilities – snowmobiling, dog sledding, mountain skiing on the rocky shore, ice fishing and ice diving. Enjoy one of these tours and spend unforgettable days in Siberia.
Read the full article here.


Travel to Kamchatka
Kamchatka belongs to travel destinations which don't need any special introduction. Volcanoes, geysers, thermal springs and marvelous wildlife - all of it attracts travelers from Russia and abroad. Enjoy dog sledding with comfortable accommodation and traditional excursions to Valley of Geysers. Or try a snowmobile safari, during which you will see wild animals like deers, hares, foxes, grouses and swans wintering here. If you want to have a real adventure, choose heliskiing – you will be transported on the top of volcano with helicopter and will be able to enjoy extreme skiing and bathing in thermal springs.
Read the full article here.



Russian North Snowmobile Safari
Snowmobile safari is the most popular kind of winter activities in Republic of Karelia. It is an exciting winter leisure, which can include a visit to Kalevala, a place where Karelo-Finnish epos originates, or a trip to Kizhi, where you will see amazing wooden churches. There are also special Polar Night safari tours in Murmansk Region.
Read the full article here.


Winter diving in Karelia
Try something new and different this holiday season with a White Sea ice-diving, a unique tour, drawing attention of divers from Russia, America and Europe. Here in the White Sea, all flora and fauna appear in all their glory in unusually crystal water, with 50 meters visibility. All of it happens under arches and vaults of ice, forming fantastic and surrealistic forms. The important thing is that winter diving is available only for certified divers, who have PADI Ice Diver or PADI Dry Suit Diver certificates.
Read the full article here.

Dog Sleds Tours in Russia
One of the most exotic and exciting types of the outdoor activity in Russia is dog sleds safari. The dog sleds tours are provided by many tour operators in different regions of Russia, from Kamchatka to the Moscow Region. A one day tour in the Urals or a six-day tour on the south of the Baikal: what to choose fully depends on your preferences.
Read the full article here.


Reindeer Safari
Enjoy the adventure and ethnographical tour to Sakha Republic and get acquainted with the Evenki, indigenous peoples of the Russian North. Start your travel from a settlement not far from the city Neryungri and learn about the traditions of the Evenki like reindeer breeding, hunting and folk music.
Read the full article here


Skiing in Siberia and in the Urals
Russia offers a lot of skiing opportunities. Read three articles on our website, dedicated to this attractive kind of winter sports: Skiing in Siberia, Skiing in the Urals (part 1), Skiing in the Urals (part 2)


The digest have been made by Natalia Semicheva.

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Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian tourism Russian Winter activity holidays adventure tourism Russia Russian tourist destination 

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