Why It Is A Best Experience To Travel Russia In Winter?

| November 9, 2015

Though it might sound ironical, it is indeed true to assert that the best time to travel Russia is during the winter season. Despite the snow and the obvious cold, there are plenty of activities that can take your mind off the cold and get you to appreciate the Russian Winter. During winters, Russia offers perfect sceneries for sledding, snowboarding, riding in a troika or if you are bold enough go swimming in the unfrozen lakes. Besides these recreations, there are also place ideal for enjoying what Russia has to offer during the winter season. This piece will highlight some of the best places you can visit in Russia to enjoy a real Russian winter.

Explore the Ural Mountains

Ural Mountains

Ural Mountains

If you are more of an adventurous traveler, you may want to consider going on an extreme adventure in the Ural Mountains. Regarded as the oldest mountains in the world, they are located between the Asian borders and Europe and provide traveler with quite a spectacle. Upon your arrival, take time to explore the countless nature reserves and ski slopes among other top attraction at the site. The destination is ideal for the fun loving visitors and those who are into extreme sports.

Cold Pole in Siberia

Cold Pole in Siberia

Cold Pole in Siberia

When travelling to Russia especially during winters, a stop at the Cold Pole in Siberia is a must. Here, temperatures reach up to minus 40 degrees and it’s normal. Do you fancy testing your endurance just to see how you’ll fair? This is place that can help put your endurance to the test. Regarded as the most server place on earth that always has a constant population, the Cold Pole at times registers temperatures as low as minus 77 degrees to generate quite an amazing phenomena. It is possible to hear the soft rustle as a result of the instantly freezing breath.

Go on Under-Ice Fishing tours

Under-Ice Fishing tours

Under-Ice Fishing tours

To enjoy a storehouse of winter amusements, you may want to explore the Altai landscapes. The mountain ranges do offer you plenty of fun activities worth taking part in including but not limited to: going on a horse trip, taking a ski tour or better yet getting to ride a snowmobile. Attractions such as Lake Teletskoye form an ideal site for under-ice fishing which is an activity that will intrigue anyone who wishes to take part in. It also important to note that it is only during the winter season that visitors get an opportunity to explore the high altitude ice caves.

Get to take baths and jog on the Baikal Ice

Baikal Ice

Baikal Ice

During winter Lake Baikal forms quite a spectacle for plenty of recreations. Regarded as the cleanest and the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal hosts the International Marathon which sees runners running 42 km atop the ice on the lake. For over a decade, the marathon has remained as a major Russia winter attraction which continues to attract visitors from all around the world.

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