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Karelia Multi-Active

Destination: Karelia
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
3 Days
January - March
Highlights
  • Get in touch with Karelian nature in winter
  • Dog sledding, snowmobiling and hovercrafting in two days
  • Discovery of the beautiful site of Kizhi, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list
  • Try the Karelian cuisine and listen to traditional songs of folklore ensemble
Tour Overview

Tired from noisy city and traffic jams? This week end, it's time to take a train from Saint-Petersburg or Moscow to Petrozavodsk to enjoy Karelian nature and to get new emotions! 

During these three days you will mix cultural part of the tour with active stay. You will visit the open air museum Kizhi included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, where you will go by hovercraft and then you will ride a dog sled and drive a snowmobile on the Lake Siamozero and in the snow covered forest. This day you have an unusual lunch of Karelian's specialties accompagnied with the folklore show. You will stay in the cosy tourist complex. 

Feel like a real adventurer and may be who knows one day you will decide to experience more? 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Snowmobiling and cultural visit
    Petrozavodsk — Lake Syamozero
  • Day 2
    Dog sledding
    Lake Syamozero
  • Day 3
    Kizhi by Hovercraft
    Lake Syamozero — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:30
    Arrival to Petrozavodsk Railway Station
    *The indicated time is only for the train N18 from Moscow. If you are going to take the train N 658, please, notice that the train from Saint-Petersurg arrives at 6:40 and you will have 3 hours fo free time before the tour starts.
  • 09:40
    Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the snowmobile starting point
  • 11:00
    Circular snowmobile itinerary
    Equipment and briefing. Departure on snowmobiles to Veshkelitsa village through the snowy forest.
  • 12:30
    Arrival to Veshkelitsa village
    Veshkelitsa is a unique ancient village situated on the hills on shores of seven lakes. You will get acquaintance with the local traditions of Lake Syamozero during the folkloric concert.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    The hospitable hostess will serve for you the lunch of the traditional Karelian dishes.
  • 16:00
    Arrival in the resort
    Accommodation in the twin rooms.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the resort
  • 20:00
    Russian banya Not included
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Lake Syamozero
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Alekka", Karelia
Twin room
Note

1 h transfer  (70km)

4 h snowmobiles  (80km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the kennel
  • 11:00
    Dog-sledding
    Visit of the kennel. This day you will be like a really musher! You will ride a dog sled on the Lake Siamozero, than you will cross the snow covered forest and make a stop for hot tea.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Return to the resort
    On the way back, those who wish can visit the Kivach waterfall (by decision of the group) - not included in the price of the tour (cash payment on site, about 200 rubles / person).
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the resort
  • 20:00
    Russian banya Not included
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lake Syamozero
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Alekka", Karelia
Twin room
Note

  (30km)

2 h dog sledding  (12km)

1 h transfer  (40km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast at the resort
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the quay of the Onega lake in Petrozavodsk
  • 12:00
    Excursion to Kiji island
    Departure by hovercraft to Kiji island and visit of the "Kizhi Necklace" (the cozy chapels around Kizhi Island form a circle).
  • 13:00
    Picnic during the excursion
  • 16:00
    Return to Petrozavodsk
  • 18:30
    Dinner in the cafe
    After the dinner, you will be accompanied to the railway station for the night trains. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Lake Syamozero — Petrozavodsk
Note

2 h transfer  (70km)

Detailed description
Departures
January, 10 2020
Start
-
January, 12 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
January, 17 2020
Start
-
January, 19 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
January, 24 2020
Start
-
January, 26 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
January, 31 2020
Start
-
February, 02 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
February, 07 2020
Start
-
February, 09 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
February, 14 2020
Start
-
February, 16 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
February, 21 2020
Start
-
February, 23 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
February, 28 2020
Start
-
March, 01 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
March, 06 2020
Start
-
March, 08 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
March, 13 2020
Start
-
March, 15 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
716 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Banya
  • Railway tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Single supplement - 4 500 roubles. Supplement for 1 person on snowmobile - 5 000 roubles. There are special tariffs for children under 12 years old. The tour is feasible according to the weather and ice conditions. If you want to extend your journey in Karelia, please, let us know of your suggestions. According to your request, we will be glad to book your train tickets.

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Jure
From 7 February 2019 to 9 February 2019
Destination: Karelia
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Laurence
From 29 July 2016 to 6 August 2016
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Baïkal Nature est une excellente agence de voyage qui s'est adaptée à nos demandes. L'organisation était parfaite, les guides sur place excellents. Nous la recommandons vivement. A noter que certaines villes de transfert sont assez inhospitalières (Kem, Robochodoskv) si elles permettent de voir une autre facette de la Russie, nous recommandons de réduire la durée sur place. Les hôtels et
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Michel
From 6 July 2019 to 10 July 2019
Destination: Karelia
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Organisation globalement satisfaisante; les guides sont trop spécialisés sur leur site et ne donnent pas un aperçu général sur la Carélie, ce qui manque.
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Jean
From 28 December 2018 to 1 January 2019
Destination: Karelia
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Pascal
From 7 March 2019 to 8 March 2019
Destination: Karelia
Custom tourKiji en Motoneige
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Super voyage bien organisé mais notre guide Yana était vraiment soviétique et peu souple . Les accompagnateurs de motoneige ont été super . Superbe voyage
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