Winter fun in Karelia
- Dog sledding
- Ice fishing
- Kizhi by a hovercraft
- Karelian nature
Day 1. Winter adventures
Pick up by our guide at the train station of Petrozavodsk.
Drive to Karelian countryside for outdoor winter activities.
Visit a dog kennel, meet sled dogs and leave for a 2-km long dog-sled safari in Taiga forest or on a frozen lake.
Ice fishing. It is a popular winter activity in the northern Russia and Scandinavia. Ice fishing expert will tell about the equipment and technics and you can try your luck on the lake.
Lunch with traditional meals such as “ukha” fish-soup.
As an extra option, we can arrange a snowmobile safari and a visit of a reindeer farm for a short ride on reindeer sleds.
16-17:00 - Return to Petrozavodsk.
Overnight at hotel “Cosmos Petrozavodsk” or “Fregat”.
Day 2. Trip to Kizhi
Meals B, tea
Breakfast at the hotel.
Walk to the pier.
10:00 – Departure for the island of Kizhi. The route goes on the ice of Lake Onego. Travel time is about 90 minutes one way, depending on weather conditions.
Arrive at Kizhi Island. Visit the grounds of the open-air museum of wooden architecture of Kizhi. See historical churches, chapels and houses. The renovation of the exterior of the Transfiguration Church was completed last summer.
Tea with pastries and pies..
Leave back for Petrozavodsk..
~15-16:00 - Return to Petrozavodsk.
Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the train station.
During this tour, you will visit the following sites
The city of Petrozavodsk was founded in 1703 and today it is an important centre of tourism in the North-West of Russia.
Churches of Kizhi are Russian cultural icons. They are inscribed in the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
1. Accommodation in Petrozavodsk for one night.
2. One breakfast at the hotel, one lunch after dog sledding and tea with pies at Kizhi.
3. Transportation by a car or van during the winter adventure tour.
4. Transportation by a hovercraft to Kizhi.
5. English-speaking guide’s services. We may provide audio guide at Kizhi if the number of English language speakers in the group on this day is fewer than 4 persons.
6. 2-km dog sledding.
7. Ice fishing.
8. Admission to the museum and walking tour at Kizhi Island.
I had a very nice time in Karelia, spending two very pleasant nights in the little village of Kinerma. The guesthouse is very cosy and Nadezhda, the owner, and her family are very kind and able to create an authentic karelian atmosphere. My compliments go as well to the organization of the tour, very professional and reliable.
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