Overland Travel in Russia
For those who enjoy driving long distances and rough camping, put Russia on your road-trip bucket list! Drive through Russia’s vast and wild wilderness of taiga and marshland, and across mountains to explore and wild camp along Lake Baikal. Challenge yourself on dirt roads and take ferries to reach the city of Yakutsk. Enjoy a spectacular road trip through Russia’s Far East, where 4×4 challenges await you as well as Vladivostok’s pleasant hustle and bustle. How do you get to Vladivostok when coming from Japan or South Korea?
Only partly prepared we head for the Siberian Winter that starts early October. Driving in snow and on ice became part of the routine.
In our Russia Budget Report we specify our expenditures for documentation, public transportation, fuel, the Land Cruiser, and accommodation.
Driving to Russia. How are the roads, what roadmaps are useful? Where to get vehicle insurance, or a sim card? Here’s our Russia Overland Travel Guide.
Paid accommodation, staying with locals and where to go (wild) camping in Russia, including GPS waypoints.
As we’re preparing for our journey through Russia, I’m uploading my Kindle with classics, memoirs, non-fiction and other books about Russia.
A trip to Russia isn’t complete without a train journey so we rode the Baikal-Amure Mainline from Tynda to Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Our stay in Komsomolsk-on-Amur is a great example why we enjoy Couchsurfing in Russia so much. A warm home, and wonderful hosts.
Overlanding with kids? Is that possible? Isn’t it dangerous? Iris and Ronald show us what a joy it can be to go overlanding with kids.
Applying for your Russia visa may seem complicated but isn’t. Just follow these steps and you’ll get your visa for Russia without too much of a hassle.
The easiest way to get your car from South Korea or Japan to northern Asia is a ferry crossing to Russia. Here’s the lowdown on how we did that with our Land Cruiser.
Preparing for an overland trip to Russia, Mongolia and the Stan countries (Central Asia)? Here’s what we learned thus far about paper work, road maps, and guidebooks.
Lake Baikal in May, still partly frozen. But that doesn’t deter us from rough camping on this beautiful spot: in the forest along Lake Baikal.
Hop in the Land Cruiser, buckle up and enjoy the windshield views of Russia’s Far East as if you are behind the wheel or riding shotgun. Can you feel the energy of the trusty diesel coming to life at the turning of the key? Enjoy the ride – we have some 2,000 kilometers to go.
A new overlanders’ campsite on the crossroad of the overlanders’ route in East Russia, Ulan Ude: The Taiga Pitch Offroading Camp.
After one week in Vladivostok, everything fell into place to start a new phase of our journey with an off-road adventure in Russia.
Another pleasant surprise on our journey and we wished we had more time to stay and explore. For one day we made the best of sightseeing in Vladivostok.
Vladivostok: from a new, flashy and organized airport into maddening traffic, but most of all into the welcoming home of new friends.
A one-week visit to Vladivostok includes train ride to the countryside where Coen will run his first marathon trail run in the Falaza Mountains.