Introducing Northern Armenia
Northern Armenia comprises the marz of Shirak, Lori and Tavush – this also includes the rugged bare highlands of Gegarkunik around gorgeous Lake Sevan. The regional landscapes vary from Shirak’s open plains to Lori’s pine forests and Tavush’s lush hornbeam and oak woods around Dilijan. We have listed the sites in the order most visited from Yerevan – most travellers head up to Lake Sevan and then on to Dilijan with a side trip to Ijevan. Travellers usually overnight in Vanadzor before going to Georgia via the Debed Canyon. Stepanavan and Gyumri are also worthy side trips.