Snowmobile Safari to Kizhi

Duration

2 days / 1 night

Tourist activity

Snowmobile Safaris

Tourist destination

Karelia Tours, Kizhi Tours

Winter adventure in Russian Karelia

  • Drive to Kizhi Island in Lake Onega
  • Visit UNESCO’s Kizhi Pogost
  • See remote villages and chapels
  • Equipment and meals included
Itinerary

Day 1. Russian winter adventure: snowmobiling, campfire cooking & banya

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Assemble in the morning at Petrozavodsk train station for breakfast and transfer to the village of Gorka, the starting point of the snowmobile safari to Kizhi.
Safety briefing and training drive on the icy Onega Lake.
Set off for the abandoned village of Pegrema, where we stop to observe partially collapsed wooden houses and the chapel of St. Varlaam of Khutyn.
Outdoor picnic lunch around the campfire with a cooking masterclass of preparing vertical planked salmon or trout in an old Finnish way.
Continue to the Kizhskaya Blagodat’ guesthouse in the village of Ersnevo next to Kizhi, for one night in comfortable rooms.
Dinner.
Russian banya.

Snowmobile route: Gorka village - Pegrema village – Ersnevo village, 100 km snowmobiling

Day 2. Enjoy the winter scenery while exploring the heritage of Kizhi

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast, board the snowmobiles for a short drive to Kizhi Pogost where we observe historical churches, chapels and traditional houses.
Continue to the village of Yuzhniy Dvor to see St. Nicholas church of the XVIII Century, abandoned but still in a decent shape. Outdoor picnic lunch with sandwiches, tea and Karelian pastry.
Final push over the frozen lake, change snowmobiles for a warm bus and finish this winter adventure in Petrozavodsk with the traditional dinner.
Tour disperses after dinner with transfer to Petrozavodsk Station.

Snowmobile route: Ersnevo village - Kizhi Pogost – Yuzhniy Dvor village – Gorka village, 105 km.

Dates and prices

Price:

56000 Rubles per person, based on 2 persons per snowmobile.

Single rider upgrade – 34000 Rubles, subject to availability.

Single room supplement – 2000 Rubles, subject to availability.

Dates in 2022:

05 – 06 February, 10 – 11 February, 12 – 13 February, 16 – 17 February, 24 – 25 February, 26 – 27 February, 04 – 05 March, 10 – 11 March, 12 – 13 March 2022

3-day Kizhi by snowmobile tours take place on 18 – 20 February and 06 – 08 March 2022.

Included
1. Transfers, visits and activities as per the itinerary.
2. Accommodation in twin rooms with WC/shower for 1 night.
3. Meals – 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.
4. Snowmobiling outfit: helmet, warm gloves, boots and suit.
5. English-speaking assistance throughout the tour.
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