Day Trip to a Nuclear Power Plant (Private Tour)

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Get into a Nuclear Power plant with access to stand on a reactor and visit to the control station. It is an unfinished clone of Chernobyl Power plant and once was the biggest in the world. Meet local people and see a 20 000 people city that was built together with the power plant in the middle of nowhere. And that nowhere is around a beautiful National park that has a few stops as well.



  • Entrance to the very restricted area of Nuclear Power Plant
  • Talk with locals about how life felt like in Soviet Union times
  • Dress in special Nuclear power plant clothing
  • Stand on a nuclear reactor
  • Visit power plant control room
  • Get a picture of you in a Nuclear Power Plant
  • Visit Visaginas town
  • Visit Aukstaitijos National Park

Lithuania was getting industrialized under Soviet rule and 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 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 citizens. 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.

Upon arrival to the Power plant you will go through a security procedure where your passport will be checked and you will have to change your clothes to a provided safety uniform.


Power plant employee will walk us through the Power plant all the way to turbine hall, control room and surroundings. We will even get a chance to stand on  the reactor. We will meet locals who have been working at the power plant for all their lives and now are helping to shut it down, so you will have a rare opportunity to ask any question about working in the one of the most important sites of the country.

We will have lunch in 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.

On the way back we will make a stop in Aukstaitijos National park and will climb the highest lookout tower in Lithuania for the fascinating panorama.

Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant - 31217, Lithuania

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  • Transportation in a comfortable car or minivan
  • Local guide/driver during all tour
  • Entrance to the power plant
  • Safety clothes for visiting the restricted areas
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Nuclear power plant is a very restricted site and high security zone.

The tour is extremely popular and we advise to apply as early as possible (even a few months in advance) as the availability changes very quickly. After booking confirmation you will be required to provide your personal information (Passport number, registration address, occupation, contact details). We then apply for the access to the nuclear power plant and the tour inside the object. Failure to provide this information will lead to cancellation of the tour. The permit to enter the power plant is granted solely by the staff of the power plant and may take up to 2 weeks. We are not responsible on their decision.



All year round. Upon request. All bookings are made not later than 3 weeks before the departure date.

Wednesday to Friday only!


Groups of max 15 persons.

Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant
31217, Lithuania