IMPORTANT! Due to high restrictions and security check this tour must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Every person on a tour must be at least 18 years old.
Get into a Nuclear Power plant with access to stand on a reactor and visit to the controls station. It is an unfinished clone of the Chernobyl Power plant and once was the biggest in the world. Meet local people and see a 40 000 people city that was built together with the power plant in the middle of nowhere. And that nowhere and around is a beautiful National park that has a few stops as well.
- Entrance to a very restricted area of Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
- Talk with locals about how the life field like in Soviet Union times
- Stand on atomic reactor
- Visit Nuclear Power Plant console
- Take a picture in Nuclear Power Plant
- Visit Visaginas city
- Visit Aukstaitijos National Park
Lithuania was getting industrialized under Soviet rule ant that leaves us with some functional industrial moments like the Nuclear Power plant in Visaginas.
The model of the Power plant is exactly the same as the one was in Chernobyl and this is a reason this one doesn’t produce electricity anymore, but still employs 2 000 people, and it is open to visitors with almost all access.
It is built in a great forest by a big lake, that once was a middle of nowhere. And it is not only the power plant, but a city of 40 000 population came together. All built rapidly up to 3 of 4 reactors, and 3 of 6 districts in the city of Visaginas didn’t reach the planned size due to Chernobyl tragedy. So it’s a big Soviet project, unfinished ambition, that is still alive and reminiscent of the times.
Power employees will walk us through the Power plant all the way to the reactors and even stand on it, see the controls station, and all surroundings. We will meet locals who are in transition of purpose as the Power plant they have been working at is shutting down slowly but surely.
We will have lunch at local Canteen (VALGYKLA) which might have seen some cosmetic renovation, but the vibe and service is same old and reminds of Soviet days.
We will drive around the Visaginas City, that was designed and built all at once without much natural evolution – all according to plan in a few years.