By jeep in the northern Ladoga region

The program is designed for those who like to drive a reliable SUV, who appreciate the antiquity and who are ready to discover new unknown places. 

You will race through the north of Karelia and see all the beauty of these places: wooden churches, the White Bridges waterfall, the Ruskeala Mountain Park, the Marble Canyon and the waterfalls of the Tohmajoki River.

The tour is held on any date for groups of 2 people or more.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 320
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 22 Jul
    • 4 – 5 Aug
    • 18 – 19 Aug
    • 1 – 2 Sep
    • 15 – 16 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 50 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

Tastes of the North
Try the dishes of the national Karelian cuisine
Marble Canyon
Visit the Ruskeala Mountain Park and enjoy the view of the famous canyon
Traveling with the breeze
Drive jeeps along forest roads and admire the local nature

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Petrozavodsk. The villages of Kinerma and Kolatselga. Waterfall "White Bridges"

    09:00 Meeting at Petrozavodsk railway station.

    Breakfast in a cafe in the city.

    A short sightseeing tour of the city, a walk along the Onega embankment.

    10:00 Departure from the city along the highway in the direction of Sortavala.

    11:00 Stop in Manga village, visit the Chapel of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is an example of northern wooden architecture of the second half of the 18th century.

    Moving on, we stop at the historical Karelian village of Kinerma (one of the top most cozy villages in Russia).

    A tour of the village and a tour of the ancient northern houses.

    13:00 Lunch of Karelian cuisine in a village house.

    Having refreshed ourselves, we continue along the highway to Lake Ladoga.

    15:00 We drive to the village of Kolatselga.

    Here we will examine the ruins of the Tulmozersk Ironworks, built in 1896 by the joint-stock company "Steel", whose shareholders were Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich (grandson of Nicholas I).

    We continue the journey.

    17:00 We turn off the asphalt and enter the forest road, which becomes impassable for ordinary transport — we overcome it.

    At the end of the route we will drive up to the waterfall "White Bridges" on the Kulismajoki River, its second name is Yukankoski.

    The waterfall is the highest waterfall in the southern part of Karelia — almost 19 m, which is 8 m higher than the most popular and widely known waterfall Kivach.

    If desired, you can inspect the Finnish anti-tank defense line "Dragon's Teeth", built before the "winter" Finnish war of 1939.

    19:00-20:00 Arrival at the recreation center, accommodation with all amenities, dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Ruskeala Mountain Park. Marble Canyon. Waterfalls on the Tohmajoki River
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at a recreation center with all amenities (please specify the details when booking the tour).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the number of seats:

When boarding 3 participants in the car + instructor33,625 rubles .
When boarding, 2 participants in the car + an instructor38,750 rubles .
Recreation center 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • SUVs (imported four-wheel drive vehicles, fuel, driver-guide); 
  • accommodation in hotels, forest hotels or guest houses according to the program;
  • meals according to the program throughout the route; 
  • water transport;
  • entrance fees and excursions.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • Karelian souvenirs made of stone, birch bark, wood, national drinks, preparations of Karelian mushrooms and berries.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Backpack. All personal items must be carefully packed in a travel backpack. Bags or suitcases will not work, they will be very inconvenient to carry and put in jeeps.

2. Trekking waterproof boots (preferably high — above the bone) or high leather boots. If there are none, you can take rubber boots, but it can be uncomfortable to be in boots all day.

3. Sneakers — you can wear them in camps. Most of the time you will be wearing shoes on the route, sneakers.

4. Outerwear:

  • a tourist waterproof jacket (or windbreaker), with a hood. The jacket should have cuffs on the sleeves, cover the lower back well and be tightly zipped;
  • trousers are better than waterproof travel trousers, but jeans or any durable trousers that are comfortable for you will also work well;
  • a sports down jacket is for night gatherings around the campfire. Optional, but it must be very tightly folded and packed so that it does not take up much space;
  • a hat or cap without nets and holes, if you do not want to wear a hood.

5. Undergarments:

  • a sweater (sweatshirt) or a pair of thick T-shirts (shirts) with long sleeves;
  • a pair of warm socks and thin socks for every day;
  • lightweight sports cotton pants and a lightweight cotton T—shirt - as nightwear;
  • underwear;
  • swimming trunks, if you want to swim.

6. Personal hygiene products and anti-mosquito products.

  • towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and more;
  • insect repellents — mosquitoes, horseflies, midges. We recommend using Gardex aerosol products for application to exposed areas of the body.

7. Documents: passport, driver's license (if available). It is better to pack the documents in a plastic bag or a special sealed case and store them in a backpack pocket during a jeep tour. We recommend making a couple of copies of photocopies of the first pages of the passport.

8. Money. We recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy drinks or sweets in the village shops on the jeep tour route.

9. Personal items. We recommend taking sunglasses, a small flashlight, a small penknife, a lighter, handkerchiefs, a small personal first aid kit, a cell phone, and a wristwatch.

10. You can take a camera, a video camera.

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Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    15 May – 1 Oct
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  • from US$ 320
    21 – 22 Jul 2 days 1 night
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    4 – 5 Aug 2 days 1 night
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    18 – 19 Aug 2 days 1 night
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    1 – 2 Sep 2 days 1 night
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  • from US$ 320
    15 – 16 Sep 2 days 1 night
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