Siberia

Siberia

General Information

Siberia is one of Russia’s regions and occupies almost 30% of the country’s territory. It extends from the Ural Mountains in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and the borders of Mongolia and China.

 

Destinations

Although Siberia is known for its extremely harsh winters, the region has a lot to offer. Siberia is an ideal location for travellers who want to experience the untouched beauty of nature, mighty mountains, unexplored enigmas and picture-perfect cities like Tomsk, an architectural heaven, or Novosibirsk, the capital of Siberia and the third largest city in Russia, which is also a pulsating city with a thriving cultural scene. Other popular cities include Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk.

The deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal is another must-see when visiting Siberia. A spectacular landscape of clear blue water set amid lush green surroundings or breathtaking views of the frozen lake in winter all combine to captivate with its charm. Moreover, Lake Baikal provides the location for the famous Baikal Ice Marathon in March.

Other destinations to explore in Siberia include Ulkok Plateau, the Lena River, Sayan Mountains, Chara Sands and Ergaki National Park.

Destinations in Siberia