15 photos that prove Siberia is one of the most marvelous places on Earth


Siberia is an incredible part of Russia which is still a mystery to many people in the world. Its size is ‘incomprehensible’ and the beauty of the nature and local girls is without peer. Today we will talk about the first one.

Siberia is a place where every wanderer can still feel like a discoverer. So be one of them!

1. Stolby Nature Reserve – Krasnoyarsk

Stolby Nature Reserve Krasnoyarsk Russia Siberia

47,219 hectares of forests, rivers and rocks. Wild animals, birds, and pure Siberian freedom. The favorite pass time of those that live in Krasnoyarsk, Russia is to spend time in this pristine wilderness.

2. Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal Siberia Russia

Legendary lake known for its clean water and incredible depth. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. Being here, you really understand the meaning of the word ‘immensity’.

3. Ivanovskiye lakes, Khakassia

Ivanovskiye Lakes Khakassia Russia Siberia

One of the places in Siberia where it is harder to get. To get here, you need to overcome several hundred kilometers through quiet Siberian villages, including off-road, and then walk about 10 kilometers. This place almost became the Adventure Prime authors’ cemetery. Learn more about this expedition here.

4. Tuva Republic

Tuva Republic Siberia landscape

Republic located in the heart of Asia. Tuvan people are ethnically similar to Mongolian, but speak an ancient Turkish-related language! Be prepared for the fact that neither in English nor even in Russian here many locals will not be able to speak.

5. Ergaki

Ergaki Russia

The favorite place of all Siberians who come here to escape from the bustle of the city and dissolve in nature.

6. Sayan Pass

Frank Conor Sayan Pass border of Tuva and Khakassia Russia

Border between two Siberian republics: Tuva and Khakassia. The border is located at an altitude of 2214 meters above sea level. Frank commented that it looked and felt extremely similar to parts of Colorado in the US.

7. Exciting and endless taiga

Taiga Siberia Spring

Certainly, here you will inhale the freshest air in your life, which will undoubtedly cause slight dizziness.

8. Fascinating winter

Russian church winter Norilsk Russia
A photo of a wooden church that I took in my hometown of Norilsk, Russia.

As we say: ‘Siberian is not the one who is not afraid of frost, but the one who is warmly dressed’. Be prepared to experience temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius.

9. Snow-capped mountains and lakes in summer

Ivanovskiye Lakes Khakassia Russia Siberia

Together with the lake in the shape of a heart, they form a spectacular sight, don’t they?

10. Wild forests

Siberian forest

Once I forgot my gloves at home and almost lost my hand in such a forest. The snow is so cold that, touching it, you feel as if if you were scalded with boiling water.

11. Absolute freedom

Freedom soccer goal Siberian villiage
Outside the small Siberian village where I lived when I was young.

Believe me: you will never feel it in another part of Russia. Neither in Moscow, nor in Saint Petersburg. Only here, in Siberia.

12. The northernmost desert of the world next to the majestic mountains

Siberian Desert

Yes, in Siberia there is even a desert, which, against the background of the harsh climate and huge rocks, causes a real feeling of euphoria.

13. Breathtaking beauty

Frank Conor Lake Baikal Russia
Lake Baikal in June.

Bring as much air as possible into the lungs … and … scream! The whole Siberia is only for you.

14. Traditional wooden architecture

Irkutsk wooden architecture Frank Conor
Over the years, these old wooden structures have sunk into the ground!

Knock on a window of a sinking house in Irkutsk. Maybe someone will call you to be a guest. Siberians are very hospitable.

15. Winter fishing on an UAZ

Siberia ice fishing Uaz
The “UAZ” is a 4wd Russian van – the favorite vehicle for Siberians!

Want to enjoy life as pure Siberians do it? Go on with locals in UAZ for winter fishing. And! Do not forget to bring vodka with you. Everyone in Siberia knows that the taste of a fish is much better with it.

Do you want to travel in Siberia?

Contact the author and plan your route. Siberia is so huge that even several lives will not be enough to see it all.


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Igor Sobolev
Igor was born in one of the dirtiest and most northern towns in the world - Norilsk, Russia. Living there made him hungry for traveling and seeing the true world - how it works and who lives there. "Best way of traveling - Hitchhiking!"


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