Have you ever wanted to stand on a nuclear reactor? Maybe yes, maybe no. But, when pushed most people would like to say that they’ve tried it, and now it’s your chance. Travel to the north-eastern corner of Lithuania, where three countries meet. Not far from the Latvian and Belarussian borders is the town of Ignalina, the site of a Soviet-era nuclear power station where you can gain exclusive access to the plant’s interior, and even to stand on the nuclear reactor itself. Ignalia is a sister power plant to the ill-fated Chernobyl, and was even used in the filming of the hit HBO mini-series, ‘Chernobyl’. It’s popularity is rising every day.
This 3 hour tour guided, by a power plant worker, will give you an in-depth view of what it was, and is like to work in such a controlled and dangerous atmosphere. After a rigorous security check, including stowing away your cameras, phones, and any other belongings, it’s time to get suited up for a day inside a live nuclear power plant. You will be provided with a fresh safety uniform, shirt, jacket, trousers, hair cover, hard hat, socks, and even shoes - you may keep your own underwear. You will visit the reactor room, the control room, and the turbine room, even having the chance to ask questions of the workers. The plant is in the process of being decommissioned so now is your chance to step back in time and experience a genuine sovietic moment from history.