Severobaikalsk

Severobaikalsk (Russian: Северобайка́льск see-veer-uh-bigh-KAL'SK) is small town in located on the shores of Lake Baikal Buryatia, Russia.

The center of the city

Understand

The town was founded in 1974 and has a population of around 26,000. It is a big railway hub of Baikal-Amur Mainline and has no big industries. The streets have 5-floor apartment houses with unusual outlines as if they were made of cells. You won't see buildings with balconies for the seismic safety precautions. The center of the city is Leningradsky Prospekt that goes from the railway station to the Central square.

Get in

By train

Severobaikalsk Station build by Leningrad builders

The city is a major stop on the Baikal-Amur Mainline. It is a 4.5 day journey from Moscow, with the train making stops in large cities such as Novosibirsk , Krasnoyarsk and Bratsk.

By plane

The nearest airport is in Nizhneangarsk 25km away from the city. You can fly to Irkutsk (1 hour 15 min) and Ulan Ude(1 hour 20 min).

By boat

During the summer, there is a hydrofoil service from Irkutsk—an 11-hour journey. Three times a week.

See

Get a local bus south to the picturesque fishing village of Baikalskoe, & hike up the headland, for breathtaking views of Lake Baikal. It's possible to follow the track around the clifftops, & loop around via a camping ground in a bay, back into Baikalskoe.

Do

Hire a cutter and go to the hot springs for soaking.

Buy

Sleep

Go next

By train to Novosibirsk (40 hours), Krasnoyarsk (30 hours), Bratsk (14 hours),Irkutsk (31 hours) and Ulan-Ude (38 hours). By plane to Ulan-Ude from airport in Nizhneangarsk.


Routes through Severobaikalsk

Tayshet Bratsk  W  E  Tynda Komsomolsk-on-Amur


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