Olkhon Island Tour 3 days

Guided tour. Language: English. Group: 1-7 people + driver-guide.

The most out of winter frozen lake Baikal in 1 full day on Olkhon Island. The tour starts and ends in Irkutsk city. All transportation, accommodation and food is included.

Approximate period of lake Baikal to be frozen is:
15 January — 10 April

Amount of Olkhon Island visitors:

Small: 1 January — 15 February 
Big: 15 February — 20 March High season
Small: 20 March — 30 April 

Day 1
Transfer to Olkhon Island

AM 10:00 Departure from Irkutsk city
PM 1:00 Lunch in local road cafe
Stops in important and beautiful places.
PM 3:00 Driving on ice to Olkhon Island about 10 km
PM 4:00 Arrive to Guesthouse
PM 5:00 Khuzhir village tour
PM 7:00 Dinner

Day 2
Frozen lake Baikal TRIP

AM 9:00 Breakfast
AM 10:00 All day off road minivan trip
Car: UAZ or GAZ-Sobol off road minivan. Trip across the north part of the island.
PM 1:00 Picnic lunch
Cooked by local driver-guide. Usually fish or meat soup, vegetables, bread, hot tea and sweets. 
PM 5:00 Return to Guesthouse
PM 7:00 Dinner

Day 3
Transfer to Irkutsk city

AM 9:00 Breakfast
AM 10:00 Departure from Guesthouse
AM 11:30 Ice road to mainland
PM 1:00 Lunch
PM 5:00 Arrive to Irkutsk

Extra options (not included)
  • Extra day on Olkhon Island
  • Listvyanka village
  • Husky Farm
  • Irkutsk city tour
  • Arshan hot water pool
  • Airport/trainstation transfer
More info:

What to bring:

  1. moisturizing facial / hand cream
  2. vaseline lipstick
  3. sunglasses
  4. compact crampons
  5. handkerchiefs
  6. scarf
  7. 1 liter metal thermos
  8. flashlight
  9. extra batteries
  10. extra thermal socks

Difficulty: EASY

Weather average
October -10 C
December-February From -15 С to -30 C,
March -10 C
Apil -5 C