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Shaman Rock, cape Burkhan, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Siberia, Deceber.

Baikal Tour 2024 Updated

After years of expecience hosting travelers from all over the world we can provide you with best ideas to start with thinking about travelling to Lake Baikal. The best Baikal tour can vary depending on individual preferences and interests. However, there are several popular Baikal tours that are highly recommended by travelers who visit the … Continue reading Baikal Tour 2024 Updated


Travel to The Ice of Baikal

Excursions and tour to frozen winter Lake Baikal. Check out videos from our recent trips to the great valley of ice.


What Scientists Turned Lake Baikal Into

Russian physicists are building the largest deep-water neutrino detector in the world, Baikal-GVD, in Lake Baikal. It works in tandem with IceCube, a large-scale sensor installed in the Antarctic ice sheet. Together, they form a new type of astronomical telescope to study the most incredible objects in the Universe – active galaxy nuclei, quasars, and … Continue reading What Scientists Turned Lake Baikal Into


Fly from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon

Thanks to the development of the local airlines, now it is possible to take a local flight on a small airplane from Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk to Olkhon Island. The airplane takes only 12 people. The flight from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon Island takes less than 1 hour. Which is amazing. It means it is even faster … Continue reading Fly from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon

Olkhon Island shaman rock

Best Value Tour to Lake Baikal

Irkutsk Free Tour introduces HOT tour to Lake Baikal. Only 9900 RUB (approx. 150 USD on the date of publication) per person for a 3-day tour to Olkhon Island with transportation, excursion, accommodation and food included. This is the lowest price on the market. Travel like a local on a public bus to Olkhon Island. … Continue reading Best Value Tour to Lake Baikal

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Airplane tickets prices drop

Pobeda, the biggest low-cost airline in Russia announced about 50% discounts starting June 1 this comming summer for all in-Russia flights. Some tickets prices will go under 10 USD.


Virtual Irkutsk

Irkutsk Free Tour is experiencing a total lack of customers right now. People stopped travelling to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, unless there is a private airplane to use. My friend Alexander Konkov who lives on Olkhon island was happy to meet traveler from USA, who landed there for fuel and fun on the island in … Continue reading Virtual Irkutsk


A virtual tour to Irkutsk

Because travelling in the world has stopped Irkutsk Free Tour cannot stop working. Please take a look at the first virtual tour to Irkutsk. It is a random photo slideshow with comments from a local guide.


Souvenirs 10% OFF Coupon

One of the oldest souvenir shops in Irkutsk located on the road cross of Lenin and Karl Marx street offers 10% off for the visitors of our website. Khudozhnik shop, which means ‘artist’ in English. They have a great variety and prices, Russian and Siberian souvenirs, and the most welcoming sales staff even though they … Continue reading Souvenirs 10% OFF Coupon


Lake Baikal Dog Sledding

The season of dogsledding in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal has started, so welcome to experience this exciting activity. We offer private and group trips to dogsledding locations. The prices start from 1800 RUB per person for a 10-minute ride. There are 3 main locations, later we will create a special page for that. But if … Continue reading Lake Baikal Dog Sledding