New Year's Eve with the family

Spend a weekend in Karelia with your loved ones, riding snowmobiles, enjoying delicious national food and immersing yourself in local culture, walking through the forest and filling your lungs with fresh air, staying in rooms at a cozy recreation center on the lake shore!

  • You will learn about the traditions and legends of the ancient village of Rubchoila, how the national Karelian music sounds, amazing animal stories in the Three Bears zoo complex. 
  • You will feel the silence and grace of the winter coniferous forest, which will be visible from the window of your room, the delight of skiing, the happiness of lying in soft snowdrifts, and the real heat of the Karelian bathhouse.

Location

Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 797
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 3 Jan, 2025
    • 3 – 5 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
3 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Amazing places
We will see the Talviukko patrimony, "sleeping" villages in winter landscapes, bears and other forest inhabitants, the snow-covered Karelian forest
New skills
We will learn how to drive a snowmobile, cook Karelian gate pies, dance Karelian folk dances and make a Karelian amulet
Karelian cuisine
We will try dishes of national Karelian cuisine, jam made from local berries and fragrant Karelian pastries, farm cheese

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The beginning of an incredible New Year's adventure in Karelia

    We will meet at the Petrozavodsk railway station under the clock on the main building from the platform (according to the arrival time of train No. 18 Moscow – Petrozavodsk).

    We go to a restaurant for breakfast to immediately set ourselves up for a great adventure. 

    The buffet is at your service – here everyone will find food to their liking. 

    Let's get on the buses and go on an adventure!

    The first stop is the patrimony of Karelian Santa Claus "Talviukko"

    We were lucky to get here at the most fabulous time of the year.

    Let's touch the beautiful world of the Far North and the original culture of the ancient Sami, learn more about the inhabitants of the Talviukko farmstead and be sure to make new friends! And we'll also take a ride on a real Finnish potkuri sleigh. 

    After diving into the world of the Karelian epic and the ancient peoples of Karelia, we go to drink fragrant herbal tea with Karelian pies and gates. 

    And after that, we ride snowmobiles.

    Visiting the Talviukko patrimony fills us with warmth, cheerfulness, great mood, and our phones are great memories of our journey.

    We return to the bus and go to our recreation center – "Cloudberry" (1-1.5 on the way), where we spend the outgoing year and celebrate the new year 2023. 

    The recreation center is located among the centuries-old ship pines on the picturesque shore of the Syamozer, one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in Karelia. 

    Here you can forget about the intense rhythm of urban life, enjoy the clean northern air, relax your soul and feel inner peace. 

    We have lunch at the base and go to check in.

    Adults can devote this time to themselves: calmly settle into the room, occupy yourself with a book or watching a movie. 

    Or you can take a walk around the base or enjoy this evening with the children in a noisy company. 

    We have dinner in the cozy cafe of the base, participate in the entertainment program.

    In the evening we will have a hot bathhouse.

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  • Day 2 - A trip to the ancient village of Rubchoila and the Three Bears Zoo complex
  • Day 3 - Getting to know Karelian crafts
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation at the recreation center "Cloudberry".

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

AgePrice per personAccommodation:
adult 69,500 rubles/person.Accommodation in a double room with an extra bed. 
a child from 7-16 years old59,000 rubles/person
child under 7 years old45,000 rubles/person

The discount for accommodation in an additional place is 10,000 rubles.

Recreation center "Cloudberry" 2 nights

The recreation center is located 85 km from Petrozavodsk, on the shore of Lake Syamozero:

PlacementDescription of the room

Double Room

(two single beds)

A separate entrance from the street, its own porch, a vestibule for outerwear and outdoor shoes, an entrance hall, a bathroom equipped with a shower cabin and underfloor heating.

Each room has 2 single beds, a mirror, a desk, a wardrobe, a TV, bedside tables, chairs according to the number of seats, a bathroom, a shower cabin. Solid wood furniture (pine). Heating, electricity.

Double Room

(double bed) + extra bed (sofa)

A separate entrance from the street, its own porch, a vestibule for outerwear and outdoor shoes, an entrance hall, a bathroom equipped with a shower cabin and underfloor heating.

Each room has one double bed, a mirror, a desk, a TV, bedside tables, chairs according to the number of seats, a bathroom, a shower cabin. Solid wood furniture (pine). Heating, electricity.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
3 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • the festive program;
  • accommodation according to the program: 2 people in a double room (3 nights);
  • the work of instructors and an accompanying/guide translator;
  • snowmobile and equipment rental, fuel;
  • a tour of Karelian villages, with a visit to ancient chapels, a cheese farm;
  • participation in master classes on making wickets;
  • excursion to the Kizhi Museum.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back; 
  • additional day of accommodation; 
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses (from 100 rubles/person/day). 

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.

Clothes and shoes:

  • a warm winter jacket and trousers; 
  • a down jacket or a vest; 
  • 2 pairs of comfortable warm shoes; 
  • a warm hat; 
  • gloves or mittens; 
  • wool socks; 
  • thermal underwear; 
  • comfortable clothes for sleeping and recreation: slippers, shorts/pants, T-shirts.
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  • US$ 797
    1 – 3 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 797
    3 – 5 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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