Ferry to the Olkhon Island
To go to the Olkhon island is possible by the ferry "Small Sea" - Olkhon, where currently there are two ferries - a small ferry "Dorozhnik" (takes 5-6 cars) and a big ferry "Olkhon Gates" (takes about 17 cars). During summer it is operating the whole day with an interval of about an hour. In summer, at the entrance to the ferry there are many cars, so people wait for many hours. In winter, instead of the ferry, operates the ice road. When the lake is freezing, passengers are carried by the hovercraft "Khivus." In summer the island can be reached by scheduled vessels Irkutsk - Severobaikalsk and Irkutsk - Ust-Barguzin.