Trip to Kinerma Village


Approx. 6 hours

Tourist destination

Karelia Tours

Authentic and unique insight into the culture of Karelian people

  • Ethnographic and culinary experience
  • Visit Kinerma historical village, first mentioned in 1496
  • Meet the Karelians, a branch of the Finno-Ugrian peoples
  • Taste traditional Karelian pastry – kalitki

Trip to Kinerma Village: ethnographic and culinary experience

  • Included meals: Tea break
Pick up at the train station or hotel in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the historical Karelian village of Kinerma, located in 110 km from Petrozavodsk.

Upon arrival in the village, our local host will led the walking tour around the village. You will learn about the Karelians, indigenous inhabitants of this area, visit the historical peasant house of the early 20th century and the chapel of Our Lady of Smolensk. Dating back to the 18th century, it stands in a small sacred grove in the center of the village.

After the walking tour tea or coffee with traditional Karelian open-faced pastry, known as ‘kalitki”, will be served. Full lunch or dinner of traditional dishes, or vegetarian/vegan, may be available upon request.

On the subject of food, an optional kalitki cooking class may be arranged. It is quite an authentic experience when you learn how to make them with your own hands by rolling rye dough into sheets, forming, filling up with mashed potatoes or millet porridge, sealing and baking in the Russian stove. While the pastry is in the stove, the host will prepare tea in a traditional Russian charcoal Samovar. Enjoy freshly baked kalitki with tea before leaving back for Petrozavodsk.

Drop off at your hotel or train station in Petrozavodsk.
Dates and prices

1 adult – 14300 Rubles;
2 adults – 7500 Rubles per person;
3 adults – 5500 Rubles per person;
4 adults – 4400 Rubles per person.

Please, request availability using the form below or via e-mail.


1. Private transfer Petrozavodsk - Kinerma - Petrozavodsk.
2. English-speaking assistance throughout the tour.
3. Walking tour of Kinerma village.
4. Tea with Karelian pastries. Lunch or dinner can be arranged on extra cost – 800 Rubles per person.

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What kind of vehicles do you use?

We use modern, comfortable 9-seater vans, for example Volkswagen Caravella with plenty of luggage space.
For smaller groups we use suitably sized cars, such as Skoda Octavia.
For bigger groups we use Mercedes Sprinter buses or full-sized coaches.