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NEW YEAR'S EVE 2022 IN KARELIA

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
4 Days
December - January
Highlights
  • New Year's Eve à la russe with Russians and in a traditional way
  • Acquaintance with the Karelian culture through master classes
  • Stay in Russian Karelia on the shore of the frozen lake
  • Variety of winter activities
  • Get acquaintance with Karelian Santa Claus - Talvi Ukko
  • Festive New Year's programme with fireworks
Tour Overview
Make it a New Year to remember with an adventure in Karelia. This break offers unique cultural insights, fun-filled group activities in nature and celebrate New Year in cozy atmosphere. Feel the thrill of a dog sled ride, learn about local traditions at a reindeer farm, participate in various winter fun activities and visit Karelian Santa Claus named Talvi ukko. 

This tour is organized to make you feel the magic of Christmas holidays in the Karelian region into the heart of Russian winter. 

Far away from civilization where time goes on in its rhythm, you will be warmly welcomed and surrounded with attention. You will get a good dose of sensations far removed from the daily routine: you will taste typical Karelian dishes and beverages, learn about local traditions. You will definitely make new friends with locals during this the most long-awaited event in Russia!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
    Petrozavodsk — Denisov Mys
  • Day 2
    MEETING WITH TALVI UKKO AND VISIT OF SAMI VILLAGE
    Denisov Mys
  • Day 3
    WINTER FUN
    Denisov Mys
  • Day 4
    FAREWALL AND END OF THE PROGRAMME
    Denisov Mys — Petrozavodsk
  • 11:00
    Transfer from Petrozavodsk to the tourist base Not included
    We can organise private transfer to the tourist base, please let us in advance. Transfer costs 2500 RUB for the group less 4 people If the group is more than 4 people, transfer costs 4000 RUB for minivan.
  • 12:30
    Accommodation at the tourist base
    Upon arrival, you get acquainted with the base. Welcome baskets with fruits and various sweets have already been served in the houses and rooms, so you can drink hot tea after the trip. Professional children's animators will work on all New Year's holidays. We prepare a plenty of interesting educational activities in a playful way: music, drawing, modeling for children.
  • 13:30
    Lunch at the restaurant of the base
    We invite you to a restaurant, where favourite old fairy tales and cartoons about the New Year will be shown on the big screen. And of course, a hot and tasty lunch will be served.
  • 14:30
    Master-class on making a Karelian doll
    It will be interesting for children and adults to visit the master - class on making a national doll. It will be possible to make a Karelian souvenir "Doll - lovebirds" with your own hands and bring it home so that it will protect you from hardships and misfortunes.
  • 16:00
    Prepartions for New Year's celebration
  • 19:00
    FESTIVE DINNER
    The most special night of every year starts. For you, a New Year's banquet table and a large festive program with Santa Claus. Congratulations to the president, fireworks, fun contests and music. In general, we will not limit ourselves only to congratulations, ordinary dances, but we will make sure that everything goes well and everyone remembers. Festive goodbyes to year.
  • 23:55
    SPEACH OF THE PRESIDENT AND KREMLIN STRIKING CLOCKS
    Champagne. Continuation of the program: Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), animation, gifts and firework!
  • Overnigth at the base
Photo of the day
Route
Petrozavodsk — Denisov Mys
Accommodation
Accommodation at the tourist base Denisov Mys
  • 11:00
    Late Breakfast
    A delicious breakfast in the morning will improve your health in the best possible way after a fun night. Breakfast in time is very convenient, if you are an early bird we are waiting for you in the morning, and if you want to sleep, then later. The choice is yours.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    After a walk in the fresh frosty air, you want to have a delicious lunch.
  • 13:00
    Sami village, animal farm and the Residence of the Karelian Father Frost
    An exciting program awaits you today. You will learn how to drive a Finnish sleigh, visit a Sami village and a reindeer farm and a sled dog kennel, where you can take plenty of pictures and hug a Husky, make a visit to the Residence of the Karelian Father Frost. And if you wish, you can ride a dog sled (dog sledding - not included, extra charge, payment on site)
  • 16:00
    Time at leisure
    What a winter without winter fun outside. In your free time, you can go ice skating on the lake, ski on prepared trails in forest, go ice-fishing. In the Russian sauna you can steam yourself with a birch broom and enjoy herbal tea. Well, of course, playing snowballs and making a snow woman. Ice fishing = 2400 rubles up to 3 people (time 2 hours) Russian sauna = 1200 rubles per hour (minimum order time 2 hours) Skates / skis = 150 rubles per hour
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the restaurant
    This evening we have prepared for you the best dishes from Karelian cuisine.
  • 20:00
    Karelian National Ensemble performance
    The Karelian national ensemble owns all the main old singing traditions that have existed in Karelia for many centuries. You will hear old traditional songs, visit an old talk (party) and have fun as you did in the Karelian land 100 and more years ago. We guarantee a good mood, vivid impressions and fun!
  • Overnigth at the base
Photo of the day
Route
Denisov Mys
Accommodation
Accommodation at the tourist base Denisov Mys
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Visit of the forest zoo
    This is an amazing world of bears, moose, beautiful lynxes, wolves, chinchillas, ferrets, polar foxes and other representatives of the northern fauna. The guide will tell you about the animals, their habits in the wild. The highlight of the trip is the opportunity to participate in animal feeding!
  • 12:00
    Return to the base
  • 13:00
    Lunch at the base
  • 15:00
    Free time
    We offer snowmobile safaris for an additional fee. An interesting route along the forest trail, where you can see one of the oldest churches in Karelia of the Descent of the Holy Spirit (16th century) and an ice-free spring with the purest water. The tour runs daily - 3000 rubles, if 2 people are on a snowmobile, 4300 rubles for solo traveller.
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the base
    In the evening we are waiting for you in the restaurant, where you can enjoy dinner accompanied by an interesting show program and a disco.
  • Overnigth at the base
Photo of the day
Route
Denisov Mys
Accommodation
Accommodation at the tourist base Denisov Mys
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Check-out
  • 12:00
    Excursion to the Kivach waterfall Not included
    If you have a lot of time before the train, you can join the group excursion to Kivach waterfall - natural monument. Extra charge - 4000 - 4500 RUB per person.
  • 13:00
    Transfer to Petrozavodsk railway station Not included
    Transfer to the railway station- 2500-4000 RUB per car. Please, let us know in advance.
Photo of the day
Route
Denisov Mys — Petrozavodsk
Detailed description
Departures
December, 31 2021
Start
-
January, 03 2022
End
Available: 4+
Status
553 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Visa
  • English-speaking guide
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Banya
  • Ski rental
  • Ice skate rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

For childeren from 3-12 years old, tour costs 32 100 RUB per person. English-speaking guide is NOT included. Extra charge Transfer to the base on the first and last day - 2500-4000 RUB per car Ice fishing = 2400 rubles up to 3 people (time 2 hours) Russian sauna = 1200 rubles per hour (minimum order time 2 hours) Skates / skis = 150 rubles per hour

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Christian
From 13 June 2021 to 18 June 2021
Destination: Karelia
Custom tourKiji, Valaam et Solovki
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Bravo pour la réactivité et l'adaptation aux changements d'organisation (lié à la météo). On a pas trop apprécié l'hôtel de Sortavala. Et ... ce serait plus rassurant que le guide soit vacciné contre le Covid !
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Alban
From 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Très belle découverte de la nature russe, et immersion totale au contact des russes, très convivial et accueil plutôt sympa
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Jack
From 9 January 2020 to 11 January 2020
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Polina was absolutely incredible. She went out of her way to translate everything for me and ensure I was having a good time. Many thanks!
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Michel
From 6 July 2019 to 10 July 2019
Destination: Karelia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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
Custom tourNouvel An en Carélie + Cours de la langue russe
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