Olkhon Island is located in Lake Baikal and has about 1,500 inhabitants. It is a popular getaway for both Russians as well as adventurous travellers.
From the Olkhon Island Travel Guide
New friends enjoy desolation and despair in Siberia
Trans-Siberian Railway – Irkutsk – Olkhon Island, Russia With time for breakfast we disembark ...
Posted in Overland from Europe to China and beyond by jamesh1066
Amazing Lake Baikal
we got back to Irkutsk. Next day we left for Olkhon Island. It took four hours to go through steppe and taiga and finally we came to the strait of Olkhon Gates. The lake hadn’t frozen yet “in the open sea” but the south of the Small Sea (wide strait between Olkhon and the land) was covered with ice ...
Posted in Baikal by zns