Spending a weekend in Solovki is a great opportunity to touch the secrets of this amazing place, which reflects the history of our country like in a mirror. 

Your journey will begin with a visit to the Kivach Nature Reserve and an excursion to the Povenetsky Staircase of the locks of the White Sea-Baltic Canal.

After that, you will take a boat across the White Sea, on the island you will get acquainted with the Solovetsky Kremlin. 

You can also visit Bolshoy Zayatsky Island, take a boat trip along the Long Bay and visit the island of Malaya Muksalma.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 – 29 Jul
    • 3 – 5 Aug
    • 10 – 12 Aug
    • 17 – 19 Aug
    • 24 – 26 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 45 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Kivach Waterfall
Go to one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe
Solovetsky Archipelago
You will see the unique architectural ensemble of the Solovetsky Monastery, active temples and monuments

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kivach Waterfall. The Povenetskaya Staircase of the White Sea-Baltic Canal

    The gathering of the group at the Peter Inn Petrozavodsk hotel (Gagarin Square, 1) ~ 10:00 (the exact time of the gathering will be known 3-4 days before arrival).

    Departure to the north of Karelia to the White Sea (distance about 400 km).

    Visit to the branded liquor store of the Alkovorld distillery

    All products, including vodkas, bitter and sweet tinctures, gins, bitters and balms, contain only natural ingredients and are bottled in their own production, founded in 1879 in Petrozavodsk.

    On the way, an excursion to the Kivach Nature Reserve, where you will admire the most famous waterfall in Karelia, sung in Russian poetry as the "northern hero".

    Here you will also see the real Karelian birch – the famous "cinderella" of the northern forests, get acquainted with the collection of the arboretum and the Museum of Nature.

    Lunch.

    Transfer to the village of Povenets (22 km from Medvezhegorsk).

    Excursion to the "Povenetsky staircase" of the locks of the White Sea-Baltic Canal, where the waterway begins, which connected Lake Onega and the White Sea. 

    You will learn about the history of the construction of the White Sea Canal in 1931-1933 – one of the most difficult and grandiose construction projects of the Soviet era.

    In the evening, arrival at the tourist complex "Pier", located in the village. Rabochiostrovsk is on the shore of the White Sea, 12 km from the city of Kemi.

    Accommodation in rooms with amenities.

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  • Day 2 - The Solovetsky Kremlin and the Cape of Labyrinths. Additional excursion to Zayatsky Island
  • Day 3 - Free day. Additional excursions (optional)
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in a tourist complex in Kem and in one of the hotels on the Solovetsky Islands.

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

Hotels Double occupancySingle occupancyAdditional place
Tourist complex "Berth" (Kem) +
Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel (Solovki) 
29 95038 50025 900
Tourist complex "Berth" (Kem) +
Solovki Hotel (Solovki)
30 50039 20025 900

Additional payment for foreign citizens (including citizens of Belarus) for migration registration, self—payment upon check-in at the Berth t/c - 500 rubles /person.

It is possible to book an additional one. overnight at the Berth tourist complex after returning from Solovki for an additional fee (breakfast is not included in the price; application and payment when booking the tour):

  • double room — 1,800 rubles/person.;
  • single room — 3,500 rubles/person.;
  • additional place — 1,600 rubles/person.

Discounts:

  • a child under 7 years old — 2,500 rubles.;
  • a child from 8 to 9 years old — 1,800 rubles.

You can specify the accommodation requirements: DBL (2-bed room with one bed) or TWIN (2-bed room with two separate beds).

The Prichal Hotel 1 night

The Prichal Hotel is the largest hotel complex in the Kemsky district of the Republic of Karelia, with 8 cottages, located in a quiet location with a beautiful view of the White Sea. It has a good location – 12 km away. from the railway station of the Kem station, away from the main road and in the immediate vicinity of the sea pier. Near the Tourist complex, there is a city bus stop ("Port", the final one on route No. 1).

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Solovetskaya Sloboda Hotel or The Solovki Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 45 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in rooms of the selected category (1 night in Kem, 1 night in Solovki);
  • meals specified in the program (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches);
  • excursions:
    • Kivach Nature Reserve;
    • excursion to the White Sea-Baltic Canal;
    • overview of the Solovetsky Kremlin;
  • transportation services according to the program (bus, water);
  • the work of a guide and an accompanying person all days according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Kem;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • excursion "Sights of Bolshoy Zayatsky Island" — 1,300 rubles/person.;
  • walking tour "The history of the Solovetsky special purpose camp. 1923-1939." — 1,300 rubles / person.;
  • Long Bay boat trip:
    • adult — 2,500 rubles/person.; 
    • child 3-10 years old — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • boat trip to Malaya Muksalma island — 3,500 rubles/person.;
  • additional payment for foreign citizens (including citizens of Belarus) for migration registration at the Prichal shopping center (payment independently upon check-in) — 500 rubles/ person;
  • extra night at the Berth tourist complex after returning from Solovki (breakfast is not included in the price; request and payment when booking the tour):
    • double room — 1,800 rubles/person.;
    • single room — 3,500 rubles/person.;
    • additional place — 1,600 rubles/person.

Booking additional excursions in advance, when booking a tour, payment is made on the tour to the guide.

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. A bathing suit.
  7. Personal hygiene products.
  8. Useful equipment:
    • small backpack (20-30 l);
    • flashlight with spare batteries;
    • sunscreen (required);
    • sunglasses.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 341
    27 – 29 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    3 – 5 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    10 – 12 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    17 – 19 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    24 – 26 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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