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Ferry to Olkhon Island

Olkhon is an island in Lake Baikal. A narrow strait separates the island from the mainland. The only way to get to Olkhon island is a ferry. There are two ferries working in summer. Only one ferry works in other seasons. The smaller ferry named “Dorozhnik” can take aboard about 10 cars. The bigger ferry named “Olkonskiye vorota” can take about 20 cars. Each ferry can also take a lot of people. However, there is no opportunity to go further that the ferry dock by oneself. The nearest village to the ferry is Khuzhir which is 35 km (about 20 miles) away from it. There is no taxi or bus there. Everything should be booked in advance. That’s why you should go by bus from Irkutsk to the ferry, then take the ferry along with your bus, and then take the same bus to Khuzhir (or the same way with a car). If you’d like to rent a car, asking the driver to leave you by the ferry in hope of getting a ride to Khuzhir from there will not work for you. The best way is to go by the same bus (or car) from Irkutsk to Khuzhir. That’s why sometimes there are long lines of cars to the ferry.

Ferry “Olkonskiye vorota”
Ferry “Olkonskiye vorota”

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