Winter Adventure Tour to Russian Karelia


2 days / 1 night

Tourist destination

Karelia Tours

During this winter break, you will participate in several outdoor and indoor activities such as:

  • Driving a dog sled team
  • Meeting reindeers and furry horses
  • Driving a snowmobile
  • Cooking traditional food

Day 1. Kivach Falls Winter Scenery and a Dog Sled Experience

  • Included meals: Lunch
Arrive in Petrozavodsk and meet your guide at the train station.
Transfer to Kivach Nature Reserve. Observe Kivach Falls and visit a small museum of local nature.
Continue to the husky kennel. Meet sled dogs, learn the necessary driving skills and set off into the wilderness, following the guide's team. Participants travel in pairs, each taking turns to drive and ride on the sled, covering about 2.5 km.
Meet and feed reindeers. Meet Mezen horses – a Russian breed of draft horse with long hair that helps it to keep up with the cold.
Transfer to the forest hotel.
Free evening and overnight in a comfortable double room or a cottage with sauna if you are travelling in a small group.

Day 2. Snowmobile Safari and a Culinary Master Class

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
After breakfast, everyone gets warm clothes, boots & helmets and listen to a safety briefing and instructions on driving a 2-seater snowmobile. Start the engines and set off for a snowmobiling experience in snowy taiga wilderness (approx. 10-km trail).

After you return from the safari, we will arrange a culinary master class. You can choose one of the options: grilling planked salmon/trout in the Finnish way, baking traditional Rybnik (Russian fish pie) or roasting reindeer with potatoes. A local chef will show you through the cooking process and when we’re done, we’ll have the chance to eat our creations for lunch.

Transfer to Petrozavodsk in time for your evening train*.

*You may want to stay for a day or two in Petrozavodsk to visit Kizhi Island and other attractions.

Dates and prices

2 people – 28000 Rubles per person.

Season: December – mid April.


1. One night in a double room in Karjala Park forest hotel.
2. One breakfast, two lunches, a culinary master class.
3. Activities as per the itinerary. Dogsledding - 2 persons/sled, snowmobiling - 2 persons/snowmobile.
4. Transportation by a car or van as per the itinerary.
5. English-speaking assistance throughout the tour.

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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.