Things to do in Irkutsk

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    Lake Baikal

    Lake Baikal

    Ranked #1 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    9.611 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Lake
    Popular withAdventureBackpackersGreen

    One of the most beautiful and peaceful places that I have ever been. Baikal has many distinctions, it's the largest freshwater lake in the world, the deepest lake in the ...

  • 2
    Hike around Lake Baikal

    Hike around Lake Baikal

    Ranked #3 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.02 reviews
    Outdoors
    Popular withGreenOutdoorsyBackpackers

    It is perhaps the best way to see Baikal, away from the crowds and one with nature. There are many operators in Irkutsk that would be happy to arrange transfers, ...

  • 3
    Olkhon Island

    Olkhon Island

    Ranked #2 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    9.33 reviews
    Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
    Popular withAdventureBackpackersGreen

    From Irkutsk, don't miss the chance to spend a few days on nearby Olkhon Island. Even though the island town of Khuzir is only 175 miles from Irkutsk the journey ...

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    Shamanistic Center

    Shamanistic Center

    Ranked #12 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
    Popular withSpiritualOutdoorsyAdventure

    The northern-most point of Olkhon Island is actually an incredibly reverent and sacred spot. It's one of the five Shamanistic centers of energy in the world and as such is ...

  • 5
    Shaman Rock

    Shaman Rock

    Ranked #4 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Other
  • 6
    Old Siberian wooden houses,

    Old Siberian wooden houses,

    Ranked #13 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Other, Sights and Museums, Other
    Popular withArtsyHistory

    This is something free and fun to do. It's incredibly intriguing and great for photos! Get a city map and on the map you will see a few streets highlighted ...

  • 7
    Kazan cathedral

    Kazan cathedral

    Ranked #14 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums
    Popular withArtsyHistoryFamilies
  • 8
    Kirov Square

    Kirov Square

    Ranked #8 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Outdoors, Park, Plaza
    Popular withGreenOutdoorsy

    Kirov Square is a beautifully manicured park that has been a mainstay of the city of over 300 years. Among the many walking trails and flower displays are a number ...

  • 9
    130 Kvartal

    130 Kvartal

    Ranked #7 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Sights and Museums, Neighbourhood
    Popular withHipstersFoodies

    130 Kvartal is essentially a little neighborhood. The municipal government decided to restore traditional Siberian wood houses - with their intricate lattice carvings. Now, these buildings are home to restaurants ...

  • 10
    Pribaikalskiy National Park

    Pribaikalskiy National Park

    Ranked #6 overall in Irkutsk things to do
    10.01 review
    Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Scenic Lookout, Park
    Popular withGreenBackpackersOutdoorsy

    Pribaikalskiy National Park is part of the Lake Baikal UNESCO World Heritage SIte and as such is a swath of pristine wilderness that has been preserved and protected. Here there ...

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