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Kizhi by Snowmobile

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
2 Days
Highlights
  • Discovery of Kizhi island and its architectural ensemble
  • Safari by snowmobile through the villages of Karelia
Tour Overview

Take a snowmobile safari through the picturesque villages of Karelia! This is a wonderful tour that will take you to the island of Kizhi by snowmobile with its architectural ensemble. During the trip you will enjoy driving powerful machines among splendid Karelian landscapes. After a day of snowmobiling, you can relax in a hot banya. The pleasure of physical activity will be complemented by a cultural discovery of the unique wooden architecture.

The itinerary passes through woods, marshes, and frozen lakes. The total duration is 5-7 hours a day.

During this tour we use Yamaha VK-540 III snowmobiles. 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Ancient villages of Karelia
    Petrozavodsk — Kizhi ilsand
  • Day 2
    Open-air museum of Kizhi
    Kizhi island — Petrozavodsk
  • 09:00
    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-Petersburg arrives at 6:40 and you will have 3 hours of free time before the tour starts.
  • 09:30
    Breakfast in the cafe
  • 10:10
    Transfer to the Kedrozero village
  • 11:00
    Instruction
    Equipping. Snowmobile driving and security instruction. A short snowmobile training.
  • 12:00
    Snowmobile safari starts
    The route goes through three original villages: Kedrozero village – Pegrema village – Yuzhny Dvor village - Lipovitsy village
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    During the stop in the Yuzhny Dvor village (hot tea, sandwiches and sweets)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the road
    Discovering of the village Yuzhny Dvor - small township of the ancient Carelia. There is a church of St. Nicolas keeping an eye on its lost and old world. Continuation of safari to Kizhi.
  • 16:00
    Arrival to the island and check-in in the homestead
  • 18:00
    Dinner
  • 19:00
    Russian banya
  • Overnight in the homestead
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Kizhi ilsand
Note

transfer  (90km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Excursion in Kizhi museum
    Guided excursion in the open air museum Kizhi included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the way by snowmobile
    Kizhi - Sennaya Guba village - Yuzhniy Dvor village – Pegrema village - Kedrozero village
  • 17:00
    Transfer to Petrozavodsk
  • 18:30
    Dinner in the cafe
  • 19:30
    Transfer to the railway station. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Kizhi island — Petrozavodsk
Note

snowmobiles  (80km)

transfer  (90km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Railway tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is indicated for two persons per snowmobile. Single supplement for snowmobiling is 6 900 RUB. The snowmobile driving is allowed for tourists above 18 years old. According to the weather conditions the itinerary can be changed on the similar one (in km). 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.

Reviews
4.50
4.50
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
4.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Mike
From 14 February 2015 to 16 February 2015
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Encore un magnifique voyage, dépaysant. Aucune fausse note, organisation très bien huilée. Je recommande vivement.
4.83
4.83
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5.00
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5.00
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4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
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5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Sybille
From 31 January 2015 to 1 February 2015
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
The transport in Karelia via Marshrutka was ok; on our way to the Snowmobile base the transport was well but on our way back we did not feel secure because there was no safety distance to the cars in front of us!
3.67
3.67
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4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
4.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
3.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Pierre-Henri
From 8 February 2014 to 9 February 2014
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Bravo , c'était génial et Maria et son Ami ont été super, accueillants , prévenants , souriants . Le matériel était de qualité La visite de Kiji très intéressante Bref un super séjour ...Merci
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4.33
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5.00
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4.00
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4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
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4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Olivier
From 8 February 2014 to 9 February 2014
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Très bonne prestation des accompagnateurs Maria et Andreï
5.00
5.00
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Philippe
From 8 February 2014 to 9 February 2014
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? 
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