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DAYTRIP FROM VILNIUS TO IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT VISITORS CENTER

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Visit one of the top security places in Lithuania and discover a nuclear energy town Visaginas. See an unfinished clone of Chernobyl and hear the local people’s stories of how it was to live and work next to the biggest Nuclear Power plant in the world.

Highlights:

  • Visit area of Nuclear Power Plant and the visitor’s center.
  • See the model of the power plant and live recordings from the Reactor, Turbines and Spent fuel halls.
  • Talk with locals about how life felt like in the times of Soviet Union.
  • Have lunch at Power plant staff canteen.
  • Visit Visaginas so called ‘Butterfly town’.
  • Visit National Park and climb the tallest view tower in Lithuania.

Please note, this tour is with No entrance to Restricted zone.

ITINERARY
The Soviet Union has left a huge mark in Lithuania’s history. Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INP) is historic site in a remote Lithuania countryside which is in the defunct period but still employing more than 2000 people. INP was once the biggest Nuclear Power Plant in the world and is the clone of Chernobyl.

On a tour You will have an opportunity to visit INP visitors center and hear the stories of those people who dedicated all their lives for building, working and now dismantling a power plant. You will see a model of the power plant as well as live video from Reactor, Turbines and Spent Fuel Halls.

You can have lunch at the local staff canteen VALGYKLA, then visit Visaginas town and stop to visit National Park on the way home and climb the tallest view tower in Lithuania.

How INP changed some 40.000 people lives? What it means for a person to work for his whole life in a Nuclear Power Plant? Some of them are here for 30+ years from building to deconstructing and it is still counting.

You can also book a different option of this tour which includes a visit to a highly restricted zone inside a power plant. In this tour you will go through the same security procedures as the power plant workers and will be guided through the long corridors to see the Turbines hall as well as to the reactor hall where you will be standing on a Nuclear reactor. In the end of the tour you will visit a Control room – the most important place of the power plant, from where all the processes are being operated. You will be able to ask questions of the workers who are still working in the power plant.

This option is only available when booked at least 2 weeks in advance. Due to very strict security you will be required to provide your passport details and some personal details regarding your current address of residence and work place. You must be at least 18 years old to be able to book this option. Entrance price: 75€ per person. Please enquire about this option separately.

INCLUSIONS
Transportation in a comfortable car or minivan

Local guide/driver during all tour

NO ENTRY TO POWER PLANT RESTRICTED ZONE

Lunch at the canteen

Other food or drinks

Gratuities

More information: https://traveladdicts.lt/rezgo/info/202971/daytrip-from-vilnius-to-ignalina-nuclear-power-plant-visitors-center/