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7 things to do in Russia this winter

Date: 11.01.2017

As a new classic said, winter is coming. If you don't want it to catch you by surprise and would like to spend it better than the last one, take a look at the traveler's check-list we've made. You don't have to do everything on the list; just a single item from there will be enough to make this winter unforgettable.


7 things to do this winter:

1. Visit Russia's biggest rink

You'll have the entire ice-covered expanse of Lake Baikal! None of the man-made rinks compare to the natural shine of the world's purest lake. The ice here is up to two meters thick in late February, and yet you can see algae, oxygen bubbles, and even live fish through it like through glass!


2. Watch the world's most beautiful fireworks

New Year and Christmas celebrations see a lot of fireworks in the Earth's skies. But it doesn't take a festive night to see the most wondrous of them, the Northern Lights. For details on where and when to see the Northern Lights in Russia, click here.

3. Be in two places at once

We are sure the most popular thing travelers wish for New Year is to see as much as they only could. It doesn't take a miracle to be in two places at once. Come to the Russian settlement of Barentsburg in Svalbard, and you'll visit Norway as well.

4. Make new friends

Making friends becomes increasingly difficult with age, but there is one win-win option for that. The mischievous and cute huskies will help you have lots of fun and become your loyal friends. At least for that one day you'll spend with them.

5. Visit the realm of permafrost

Global warming makes the 'true Russian winter' into a myth, as everyone has heard about it, but few have really experienced it. Wanna come to the truly cold place? Oymyakon is one of the coldest places, not just in Russia, but also in the world. Wanna see how people live where the temperature sometimes drops to -71.2°С? Go to the Sakha Republic! A good reason to finally put on the scarf your grandma made for you last year.

6. Spend a night in a very unusual place

Winter is referred to as the time of miracles; if no one is going to work a miracle for you, do it yourself. You could for instance wake up in a bright and frosty morning in a hide-covered tent. Why not?

7. Go skiing with ocean view

Russia has a whole lot of places for skiing; however, there is only one place where you could ski down the slopes of a true volcano to the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Just look, that's one of the best ways to discover Russia.


Need help doing one of those activities? Or have other great ideas of what to do this winter? Call +7 (495) 125-28-08 or email us at, and we'll help you!