Iran - Iranian Azerbaijan

The city of Ardabil, the province’s capital and one of the ancient cities of Iran, sits on a high, windswept plateau., and is located 639 kilometres from Tehran near the Azerbaijani border.

Considered one of the coldest cities in the country and long considered a gateway to historic towns and dry mountains of eastern Azerbaijan, Ardabil makes for an interesting stopover.

The Unesco-listed Sheikh Safi-od-Din Mausoleum its greatest attraction, and on crisp, bright days, Mt Sabalan’s snow-topped peak rises dramatically above Ardabil’s Shurabil Lake.

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