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Hi there! My name is Maxim Milyutin. I am based in Irkutsk, Russia's Siberia. Traveller, organiser of local travel talks, and owner of Irkutsk hostel. Travel for me is not necessary movement to some place far away from home, it's a state of soul. That's why I like to travel around my home region and and abroad as well. I'm happy to share my knowledge about Baikal with everybody! Feel free to ask me about Lake Baikal via the contact form Tatiana Baksheeva, our previous blog runner, remains with us as a contributor.

Baikal Ice started to melt!

Now the season of ice driving and walking has almost ended, some parts of the lake are dangerous now to walk, so those who wanted to visit ice caves, it better to do it next year! It melting will continue till June, during this month you can swim (+2°C, by the way), and see some small ice floes. Something irrational :) It’s still beautiful to visit, spring in Siberia is very nice, but dirty. For those who are going to exlore our lands in April and May, take some warm clothes, locals know that every other year we have strong snowfalls in May holidays, and the year before we hadn’t!

2 comments to Baikal Ice started to melt!

  • Sarin

    I’m going to visit Baikal in mid of May. I’m interested in snow rafting but not sure if it still can do in May or not? Could you please advise?


    • Maxim

      Hi, Sarin,
      It’s already late for snow rafting this season. But I can find for you something interesting, just let me know how many are you and preferred activities!