Karelian fairy tale

This program is ideal for those who do not have a lot of free time, but really want to experience our Karelia!

In three days you will visit an ethnic village, learn about the folklore of Karelia and learn how to bake a national dish – wickets, master dog sleds, snowmobiles, walk around the Kivach Nature Reserve, ride a retro train, take hundreds of cool photos, walk through Ruskeala Park and over the suspension bridges of the Tokhmin waterfalls.

We guarantee that it will be an unforgettable trip!

The tour is conducted on request for groups of 4 to 8 people on any date during the period with sufficient snow. This program is not held on New Year's holidays.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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US$ 418
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 14 Jan, 2025
    • 19 – 21 Jan, 2025
    • 26 – 28 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 4 Feb, 2025
    • 9 – 11 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The Soul of Karelia
Explore the picturesque village of Rubchoila, where Karelian history and traditions have merged
Snow Adventures
Feel the wind on your face while riding a dog sled and snowmobiling
Ruskeala Mountain Park
Take a walk among the amazing natural beauty
Atmospheric photos in a retro train
Embark on a journey through time on a retro train and capture the amazing moments of this adventure
Authentic cuisine
You will taste delicious dishes of national Karelian cuisine in the unique Karelian Gornitsa restaurant

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Rubchoil Village and master class

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk before 09:00.

    Breakfast in the cafe of the city (buffet).

    Transfer to the ethnic village of Rubchoila.

    Rubchoila (sometimes called Rubcheila) is located in the Pryazhinsky National District. From time immemorial, Karelians have merged in these places. Their descendants live here to this day. According to legend, the village was founded by three brothers who came here from the north in search of a better life. Three centuries ago, Rubchoila was a small village of 7 houses, but its population was prosperous. According to statistics, cattle were kept 2 times more than in the surrounding villages.

    The villagers lived very richly, there was even their own tannery, and the chrome boots of the Rubchoyl craftsmen were appreciated far beyond these places.

    A tour of the village. A master class on cooking the national Karelian dish "kalitka" or on making a talisman.

    Lunch is "like grandma's."

    Transfer to the selected guest house.

    Accommodation in a guest house.

  • Day 2 - Kivach Waterfall, dog sledding and snowmobile safari
  • Day 3 - Ruskeala Mountain Park and Tokhmin Waterfalls
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in a guest house of your choice in double rooms.

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

Placement optionAdultChild (6-12 years old)
In the main placeIn the main placeIn an additional place
(cot)
Sandal Guest House37 70032 20029 100
Glamp house "Sandalwood"38 90033 90029 100

Single occupancy and single boarding on a snowmobile are possible, the surcharge will be 9,900 rubles to the cost for a group of 6 people.

Sandalwood or Sandalwood (glamp house) 2 nights
Sandalwood

The guest house has a large area (420 sq. m.), consisting of 6 separate rooms, a kitchen, a large hall with a children's play area and a relaxation room. 

Each room has all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay and rest: all rooms are equipped with bathrooms with shower, toilet, sink, hairdryer and heated towel rail; large and comfortable rooms for two with comfortable beds, wardrobes, dressers, TV, the possibility of installing extra beds, with balconies overlooking the lake or forest.

The house is entirely made of wood, very environmentally friendly and safe, has an autonomous sewage station of high biological purification, modern heating and lighting, using energy-saving technologies, equipped with video surveillance, fire and burglar alarms, fully complies with the highest modern quality standards.

The location of the house allows you not only to relax on the shore of Sandal Lake and the territory of the base, but also to make exciting trips to many Karelian attractions, since most of them are located near the base.

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Another option
Sandalwood (glamp house)

Cozy, modern glamp houses with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows were built in 2023.

Each house is designed for 1-2 guests. It is possible to install 1 additional child seat.

In each house: amenities (shower, toilet), kitchenette, double bed, panoramic window overlooking the forest and lake, terrace with sun beds.

Also for you - gazebos, barbecues and all additional services of our recreation center!

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program (1 day - breakfast, lunch; 2 day - lunch, dinner; 3 day - lunch);
  • accommodation in the selected location;
  • visit to the village of Rubchoila;
  • a master class on making wickets;
  • Kivach Waterfall Tour;
  • excursion to the husky and deer kennel;
  • sledding track 2.7 km;
  • snowmobile safari;
  • travel by retro train;
  • Ruskeala Park Tour;
  • visit to the Ahvenkoski waterfalls.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program (you can also eat on the territory of the recreation center);
  • services not included in the program.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
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Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Dec, 2024 – 30 Mar, 2025
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    12 – 14 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    19 – 21 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    26 – 28 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    2 – 4 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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    9 – 11 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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