Icy Ladoga. Winter Weekend Tour

We invite you to spend three days away from the city on an island in a dome glamping. 

You will chat with beautiful and friendly dogs, go on a quest and hiking route along Havus Island with a guide, see snow-covered Ladoga and skerries, try winter fishing and visit the famous Ruskeala Mountain Park.

Soulful evenings in the restaurant overlooking the endless lake, tasting traditional dishes of Karelian cuisine are just a small part of the surprises that we have prepared for you!

Location

Russia, Saint Petersburg
from
US$ 608
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 23 Feb, 2025
    • 7 – 9 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, Saint Petersburg
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Research of the Karelian forest
Walking will be even more fun if you take a sled or ski with you
Karelian cuisine
We will taste red fish, fish soup with cream, pies, berries and much more
The roof of Ladoga
We will climb to the observation point with a panoramic view of the endless skerries
Ice fishing
We will learn the secrets of winter fishing and spend the morning on the shore of the lake
On a visit to the husky
We will make friends with fluffy northern dogs and ride in dog sleds
Ruskeala Mountain Park
Let's admire the marble quarry and take a ride on the retro train

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The road to Ladoga, husky and the Kiryazh Museum

    Meeting at the St. Petersburg train station.

    After meeting at the St. Petersburg train station, you will take a minibus or a large bus (depending on the size of the group) to Sortavala (270 km). Along the way, visiting the natural and historical sites of the Leningrad region and Ladoga region.

    Breakfast is not provided, we recommend having a snack on the plane or on the train.

    The first stop on the route in the Leningrad region (45 km on the way) will be the husky kennel to get acquainted with its main inhabitants – Siberian and Alaskan huskies and malamutes

    You will be told about the features of sled dog breeds, what they are, you will learn a lot about the world of sled racing.

    You will complete the route on a dog sled as a cabin attendant or an honorary passenger. 

    At the same time, 4-5 teams go on the route, the rest of the participants can take pictures with the dogs at this time, communicate with them and the owners of the kennel. 

    After lunch at the cafe, the next stop will be the Kiryazh Museum in the village. Kurkieki. Here you will learn about the medieval history of the Northwestern Ladoga region. They will tell you who the Kiryals are, how they are connected with the chronicle tribe of Korela.

    The Kiryazh Museum is interactive, you can listen to how Karelian speech sounds, try to play musical instruments, look for hidden runes in the troll's head.

    Transfer by airboat.

    In the evening you will arrive at the pier, from where you will go by airboat to glamping, to the island located in the very center of the Ladoga skerries (20 minutes on the way).

    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 - Trekking, quest "In search of Sampo", Ladoga skerries
  • Day 3 - Ice fishing or a wicket master class. Excursion to the Ruskeala Mountain Park
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.

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

  • check-in 02.02–04.02 — 53 500 rub/person.;
  • arrivals 23.02–25.02, 08.03–10.03 — 55 500 rub/person.

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

A 10% discount is provided for children under 12 years old, as well as for the third person in the tent, when placed 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, Saint Petersburg

Included in price

  • double accommodation in glamping (2 nights);
  • meals according to the program with dishes of traditional Karelian cuisine (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day);
  • all transfers according to the program (by minibuses, high-speed airboats);
  • services of guides, instructors, chefs and drivers;
  • dog sledding;
  • visit to the Kiryazh Museum and the Ruskeala Mountain Park;
  • transfer by the Ruskeala Express retro train;
  • Ice fishing master class;
  • equipment rental in glamping (skis, snowshoes, sleds).

Paid extra

  • air or railway 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.;
  • souvenirs and extras. glamping services.

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 furako);
  • change of underwear.

Clothing and shoes:

  • a warm winter jacket and trousers, preferably windproof (a ski suit will do);
  • 2 pairs of comfortable and warm shoes, one of the pairs of shoes is better with water protection;
  • a warm and light hat;
  • gloves or mittens (2 pairs);
  • wool socks (2 pairs);
  • thermal underwear.
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  • from US$ 608
    31 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 631
    21 – 23 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 631
    7 – 9 Mar, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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