A flying weekend in Karelia. Winter

We invite you to an unforgettable journey! You will spend three active days away from the bustling city in the Northern Ladoga region — one of the most beautiful areas of Karelia. 

You will take a picturesque winter snowmobile route, walk along Havus Island with a guide, see Ladoga in a snow outfit, and live on the island in a cozy dome glamping.

Location

Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
from
US$ 660
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 22 Dec
    • 17 – 19 Jan, 2025
    • 7 – 9 Feb, 2025
    • 28 Feb – 2 Mar, 2025
    • 14 – 16 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 26 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Paradise on Havus Island
Accommodation in hemispherical tents surrounded by a pine forest
On Ladoga skerries on airboats
We will climb to the observation points with a panoramic view
Snowmobiling in the Karelian taiga
We will see abandoned Finnish villages, ancient watermills, frozen waterfalls
Eating from a campfire in the fresh air
Instructors will smoke fresh Ladoga trout and treat you to the famous Karelian gate pies
Hiking along the forest nature trail
The culmination of the route will be an exit to the Haukkariutta rock (translated from Finnish – "falcon reef")
Marble Quarry
Let's arrange a photo shoot against the background of huge blocks of marble

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Snowmobile route through the Karelian taiga

    Meeting at the Sortavala train station.

    We recommend purchasing tickets for train No. 160Bc upon arrival from Moscow.

    After meeting at the train station, you will have breakfast in a cafe and go to the starting point of the snowmobile route (no more than an hour on the way). 

    You will listen to a safety briefing and pick up snowmobile equipment.

    An exciting winter route through the Karelian taiga awaits you (double accommodation on a snowmobile, drivers require category B license).

    The route is of medium difficulty, it is desirable for drivers to have experience driving a snowmobile or ATV in off-road conditions.

    The snowmobile route will take about 5 hours. You will see abandoned Finnish villages, ancient watermills, frozen waterfalls. The culmination of the trip will be a visit to the marble quarry, where you can take photos against the background of huge blocks of marble.


    On the way, a snack with hot tea and sandwiches will be organized for you.

    After the end of the route, you will hand over your snowmobile equipment and go to the pier on the shore of Lake Ladoga, from where you will have a short transfer by airboat (10-15 minutes) to the island located in the very center of the Ladoga skerries.

    You will stay in the geo-domes and have dinner with Karelian cuisine. 

    You will spend the night in cozy hemispherical tents surrounded by a pine forest.

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  • Day 2 - Nature trail route
  • Day 3 - Ladoga skerries on airboats
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in the Lago Ladoga dome glamping. It is located in the most picturesque place of the Ladoga skerries — on the island of Havus, surrounded by a pine forest.

Single accommodation in a tent is possible for an additional fee of 15,000 rubles.

We provide a 10% discount for children under 12 years old, as well as for the third person in the tent when placing in an additional sleeping place upstairs. Discounts are not cumulative.

Lago Ladoga Dome glamping 2 nights
  • A panoramic lounge area where breakfast and dinner will be served for you. Inside the tent there is a dining and tea room (always available for guests), as well as a seating area with a fireplace and board games.
  • There are 13 domed tents, each designed for 2-3 people. Inside there are two comfortable lower beds or one large one for couples and an extra bed upstairs, a bedside table, two armchairs and a coffee table by the panoramic window overlooking the forest and lake. There is also a wardrobe, sockets, a toilet and a washbasin. Each guest is provided with two towels. You will be warm, each dome has electric shutters and a fireplace with automatic fuel supply, you will not have to get up at night and throw firewood.
  • Stylish and comfortable showers and toilets (on site).
  • 2 baths-furako — heated open fonts right on the shore of the lake. Here you can relax with a wonderful view.
  • A campfire area with seating where you can arrange atmospheric evening gatherings.
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Tour conditions

Group
up to 26 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Sortavala

Included in price

  • double accommodation in glamping (2 nights);
  • three meals a day according to the program (except dinner on the last day);
  • transfers according to the program;
  • rent of airboats, snowmobiles, snowshoes and skis; 
  • organization of snowmobile, hiking and airboat routes;
  • the work of glamping staff, instructors and guides.

Paid extra

  • train tickets to Sortavala and back;
  • a visit to the furako bathhouse (session up to 2 hours) - 6,000 rubles.;
  • the surcharge for single accommodation in a tent is 15,000 rubles.;
  • the surcharge for single accommodation on a snowmobile is 12,500 rubles.;
  • souvenirs and additional services in glamping.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Personal belongings and equipment:

  • documents in sealed packaging: passport, medical policy;
  • backpack or travel bag;
  • an individual first aid kit;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • bathing accessories and slates (for visiting the furako baths);
  • change of underwear.

Clothing and shoes:

  • a warm winter jacket and trousers, preferably windproof (a ski suit will do);
  • a down jacket or a vest
  • 2 pairs of comfortable, waterproof, warm shoes;
  • a warm hat, buff or scarf;
  • gloves or mittens (2 pairs);
  • wool socks (2 pairs);
  • thermal underwear;
  • comfortable clothes for glamping.
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  • from US$ 660
    20 – 22 Dec 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 660
    17 – 19 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 660
    7 – 9 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 660
    28 Feb – 2 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 660
    14 – 16 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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