The Solovki Archipelago. The Holy Legend

The Solovetsky Islands attract people, but require a non-fussy, thoughtful and contemplative attitude.

We offer you the opportunity to dive into the centuries-old history of Solovki, to develop your own view of Solovki. The tour program includes educational historical programs, nature walks, active sea trips, and photo tours.

The excursions that we offer you are conducted by researchers, writers, historians and local historians.

Our task is to make your vacation on the Solovetsky Islands unforgettable, comfortable and full of impressions.

Location

G. Kem
from
US$ 586
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 23 – 28 Jul
    • 30 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 6 – 11 Aug
    • 13 – 18 Aug
    • 20 – 25 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
G. Kem
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The combination of history and the beauty of nature
We will see UNESCO sites, mysterious seidas, bird bazaars and, possibly, belugas and seals
Full immersion in Solovki
We will spend 6 full days in the Solovetsky Archipelago
Flexible program
We will choose additional excursions to suit your taste

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival to the Solovetsky Islands. Tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin

    Arrival in the city of Kem by train No. 012H (from St. Petersburg). Until 18.07, the train arrives at 10:39, from 19.07 the train arrives at 12:46.

    Due to the fact that the schedule of train No. 012H has changed since 07/18/24, in arrivals after July 18, less than 45 minutes remain from the arrival time of the train to the departure of the ship, therefore, please do not delay when exiting the train cars and promptly approach the meeting place for transfer to the pier.

    Tourists arriving by other trains are waiting for the arrival of the 012H train.

    Meeting with the guide at the entrance to the station building from the platform.

    Transfer to the pier in the village of Rabochiostrovsk.

    Boarding the ship.

    The transition to Solovki.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Placement.

    Lunch.

    Sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Kremlin (duration of the tour is 2 hours and 45 minutes).

    The tour introduces visitors to the history of the Solovetsky Monastery.

    Tourists visit the territory of the central complex of the monastery, active temples, monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, objects of economic activity of the monastery.

    Pedestrian crossing to the hotel.

    Check-in at the hotel after 14:00.

    Rest.

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  • Day 2 - Free day. Additional excursions (optional)
  • Day 3 - Solovetsky hermitages. History and legends
  • Day 4 - Long Lip
  • Day 5 - Free day. Additional excursions (optional)
  • Day 6 - Sights of Bolshoy Zayatsky Island
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

HotelDouble occupancySingle occupancyExtra spaceDouble accommodation "Comfort"
Solovki Hotel58 00077 80041 10063 700
"Solovetskaya Sloboda"56 70041 200
"Solo Nord"51 50066 50049 300

Increased rate for check-in on 20-25.08.2024 at the Solovki-hotel and Solovetskaya Sloboda hotels: + 1,500 rubles/person to the base cost of the tour.

Discount for children under 18 years of age — 2,000 rubles/person. 

The Solovki Hotel or Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel or 5 nights
The Solovki Hotel

The most comfortable on the Solovetsky Islands is located in one of the most picturesque places of the archipelago on the shore of the bay, a 5-minute walk from the famous Solovetsky Monastery and the ancient pagan sanctuary. 

The hotel is designed in a traditional Russian style and was built in 2003 using the technology of northern craftsmen. 

The hotel is located in 6 buildings, 5 of which are designed to accommodate guests (4 buildings with 20 seats and 1 with 12 seats), and in the sixth there is an accommodation service, a bar and a restaurant. 

Standard Room:
The area is 12 sq. m. The room has 2 beds, 2 bedside tables, folding table, chairs. There is a wardrobe at the entrance. The bathroom is equipped with a shower cabin, toilet, sink, water heater, mirror and heated towel rail. There is a hairdryer and a sachet with toiletries, bottled water.

Comfort:
The area is 25 sq. m. The room consists of a work area with a table, a bedroom and a bathroom. The room has one large bed, 2 bedside tables, chairs. There is a wardrobe at the entrance. The bathroom is equipped with a shower cabin, toilet, sink, water heater, mirror and heated towel rail. There is a hairdryer and a sachet with toiletries. The room is equipped with a tea set, a TV and a mini-refrigerator, bottled water, a bathrobe and slippers.

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Another option
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel

It is located a three-minute walk from the Solovetsky Monastery and is a four-storey building with a facade stylized as an ancient brickwork. On the ground floor there is a restaurant with a bar and a banquet hall. There is a billiard room in the annex of the first floor.

The rooms are decorated in neutral tones, using wooden panels, and are equipped with LCD TVs with satellite channels. All rooms at the hotel have a private bathroom with free toiletries. The area and design of the rooms correspond to the European standard.

It offers free wireless Internet access (WiFi) in the rooms and the hotel restaurant, billiards, bicycle rental and tourist equipment, a souvenir kiosk and a tour center. During the day, meals are served according to a pre-approved menu, in the evening the restaurant operates on an A-la carte menu. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the restaurant's bar. The restaurant has a cozy banquet hall with 24 seats, where you can celebrate a family or corporate holiday.

Standard (maximum 2+1):
The area is 20 sq. m. It is located on 1-2 floors. The room has 2 separate beds 90x200 or one double bed, 2 bedside tables, a work table, chairs, a luggage rack. There is a wardrobe at the entrance. The bathroom is equipped with a shower, toilet, sink, water heater, mirror and heated towel rail. There is a hairdryer and a sachet with toiletries. It is possible to put one extra bed.

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Another option
Solo Nord Hotel

The Solo Nord Hotel is located 400 meters from the central architectural complex of the Solovetsky Kremlin, in the center of the village of Solovetsky. This is one of the oldest hotels in Solovki. It is a two-storey building built of wooden beams, with an extension made of the same material. 

Standard Room:
The area is 18 sq.m. The room consists of one room and a small hallway. The room is equipped with modern comfortable furniture. The room has: two 1.5-double beds, two bedside tables, a work desk, a carpet. The room has a bathroom with a shower. The room is designed for two people.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
G. Kem

Included in price

  • sightseeing and transportation services on the route;
  • entrance tickets to museums;
  • hotel accommodation;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • Day 1: Lunch;
    • Day 2: Breakfast;
    • Day 3: Breakfast
    • Day 4: Breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 5: Breakfast;
    • Day 6: Breakfast;
  • the work of a guide.

Paid extra

  • railway tickets to and from Kemi;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • additional excursions (booked and paid for when buying a tour): 
    • "Island Top" — 3,000 rubles/person.;
    • "Sea trip "Cape Beluzhy" — 3,000 rubles/person.;
    • "Malaya Muksalma" — 3,500 rubles/person.;
    • "The Archipelago of the Body — the world of ancient man" — 3,500 rubles/person.;
    • "Solovetskaya dam" — 2,500 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Medical preparations for individual needs.
2. Documents: passport, insurance policy (medical).
3. Comfortable sports shoes:

  • sneakers or moccasins, but not new, but familiar and comfortable;
  • replacement shoes (light sneakers or sneakers).

4. Sportswear for hot and cool weather:

  • The jacket is windproof, waterproof;
  • raincoat;
  • warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
  • T-shirts with long (from sunburn) and short sleeves;
  • sports trousers;
  • shorts;
  • socks.

5. Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor).
6. Bathing suit.
7. Personal hygiene products.
8. Useful equipment:

  • small backpack (20-30 l);
  • flashlight with spare batteries;
  • sunscreen (required);
  • sunglasses.

9. For photo and video equipment, take care of an airtight package in case of rain.
10. It is better to take cash with you, since communication and Internet on the island are not stable, there may be problems with card payments.

Recommendations for participants of ecological excursions: it is necessary to have warm clothes for sea trips, mosquito ointment, a bathing suit and a camera if desired.

The Solovetsky Archipelago is located in the heart of the White Sea. The weather on the White Sea may change several times a day. The Sun may greet you in the morning, and in the evening a storm will overtake you and the temperature will be around +5. It is necessary to provide a set of clothes that would be for you in any bad weather. Comfortable athletic shoes for cross-country hiking are highly recommended. Trekking boots or sneakers. 

Sea excursions involve crossings by small perch and boats. If you are feeling seasick, it is better to take pills that will help you cope with this ailment. 

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 586
    23 – 28 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 586
    30 Jul – 4 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 586
    6 – 11 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 586
    13 – 18 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 586
    20 – 25 Aug 6 days 5 nights
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