Top things to do

Notable Building in Severobaikalsk

Railway Station

The epicentre of SB’s world is a striking construction with a nostalgically stranded steam locomotive standing guard to the right. The sweeping architectural design of the brave-new-world station resembles a ski jum…
Market in Severobaikalsk


Baikal fish, smoked and sun-dried, cedar pine nuts, sagaan-dalya and other local herbs – you'll find all of this in the small but bustling market located in the heart of town.
Museum in Severobaikalsk

BAM Museum

Having moved into larger premises, the town’s friendly museum has exhibits on BAM railway history (workers’ medals, grainy black-and-white photos, ‘old’ BAM tickets), some Buryat artefacts and a few mammoth bones. A…
Grill in Severobaikalsk

Bar Bison

There are all kinds of shashlyk and other grilled meat in this little restaurant-bar located in what looks like a construction-site cabin by the town's market. Local Tikhonov & Sons beer is on tap. Gets a little…
Italian in Severobaikalsk


Pizzas, pastas and really good coffee served in pleasant Italianesque premises, decorated with pictures of Venice and Rome. Sometimes closes for banquets on the weekend.
Church in Severobaikalsk

God's Mother of Kazan Cathedral

A strange sight in a town built by Komsomol (Youth Communist League) enthusiasts, the town's new Orthodox church sports two impressive onion domes in gleaming gold and a monster chandelier inside. It stands just bey…