Winter in Novosibirsk Region is a special long-lasting fairytale season! The weather from November to March is dry, frosty, and snowy. January is the coldest month with an average daytime temperature of -20°C. But Siberians don’t get cold – they dress up warmly!
What to visit in Novosibirsk in the winter
Winter in Novosibirsk is a true wonderland, and we recommend taking advantage of this magical season to go sightseeing and have fun:
- visit the Igloo Festival to see the traditional dwelling of indigenous Northern peoples,
- go snowkiting on the Ob Sea,
- play bubble football,
- go dog sledging,
- admire the beauty of the region’s winter landscapes
- appreciate the craftsmanship of the participants of the Snow Sculpture Festival.
Winter is not a reason to stay indoors and deprive yourself of walks around the city. Choose the best routes on our website!
Come visit the Igloo Festival!
Every year, on the frozen waters of the Ob Sea, competitions and master classes are held on building an igloo—the winter dwelling of indigenous northern peoples.
Snowkiting is another popular winter activity. This is an amazing extreme sport that combines the speed of alpine skiing and the joy of sailing.
Winter is a perfect time to play bubble ball soccer with your friends and family.
Enjoy the region’s nature with a trip to the ice-free Karpysak Waterfall. It is located in Toguchinsky District at the confluence of the Karpysak and Bugotak rivers, on the spot of a destroyed dam. The waterfall pond is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of coniferous forest and large stones. The recreation area next to the waterfall has gazebos, benches, and barbecue areas. It’s a perfect place to relax and take some great photos.
SNOW SCULPTURE FESTIVAL
Every January, Pervomaysky Park hosts the Siberian Snow Sculpture Festival for Russian and international professional sculptors and artists to demonstrate their skills.
Ice Town on Mikhailovskaya Embankment is another place where you can enjoy Novosibirsk’s winter. Ice sculptures, fast slides, an ice throne, and a variety of creative photo zones bring joy to kids and adults from January to March