Siberia

Though it’s true that Siberia really does live up to its reputation of sprawling, barren, freezing tundra, there’s much more to it. From Omst Oblask in the west, to the furthest northern reaches of Taymyria, and as far east as Chita Oblast on the border with China, it covers more than 5.1 million square miles. It has swampy plains, dense taiga thickets and forests, packed with rare and beautiful flora and fauna; it has soaring mountains set with sparkling glacial lakes and pretty cities whose streets are lined with historical architecture.

Such varied terrain is, of course, highly conducive to a huge range of interests and pursuits. The glorious Altai Mountains, for example, as well as being breathtakingly beautiful, are an enduringly popular destination for hiking, trekking and white water rafting. Not forgetting Lake Baikal - the jewel of Siberia - which is one of the deepest and purest lakes in the world. Dotted with islands and fringed with mountains, Baikal is one of Siberia’s most precious treasures and its magical drawing force is not to be resisted. 

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Weather in Siberia

The best time to visit Siberia is March when it is not too hot, not too cold and Lake Baikal is still covered in ice. October is mild, but the Baikal ice has thawed. Summer is not prohibitive, but hot, humid and frequently rainy.

  • In Siberia, please note the average high temperatures from May through September, the best time of year to visit, and pack your clothing accordingly: May: 60°F (15°C), June: 71°F (21°C), July: 75°F (23°C), August: 69°F (20°C), and September: 59°F (15°C).
  • Average low temperatures for the same months are between 15° to 20°F or 10°C lower than the highs.
  • By October, the average high in Siberia dips to 41°F (5°C), and by November it is 23°F (-5°C).
  • Between the second half of November and early March, the following clothing items are essential: a fur coat or similar synthetic thick coat to protect from cold and wind, a thick hat, mittens or gloves made of wool (not leather), a wool scarf, boots with thick, softer soles and preferably wool lining inside, wool socks, and wool tights for women.

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