Winter charm of Karelia

A real snowy winter in Karelia! You will enjoy all the beauty of Karelia, remember long-forgotten feelings from childhood. Visit Kizhi Island on a hovercraft and see this unique place in winter, ride in a snow forest on a dog sled with charming blue-eyed huskies.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 396
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 – 26 Jan, 2025
    • 31 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025
    • 7 – 9 Feb, 2025
    • 14 – 16 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 23 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 12 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

A trip on a frozen lake
Take a ride on the ice of Lake Onega on a hovercraft
Amazing Nod
Enjoy the beauty and grandeur of one of the largest lowland waterfalls in Europe
Furry friends
Get to know friendly dogs and drive through the winter forest in a sled

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Kivach Nature Reserve. The program of active recreation "Visiting huskies"

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk by train No. 018A.

    Meeting of the group with a sign at the central entrance to the station from the platform (for groups from St. Petersburg, train No. 12, arrival 07:00, tourists are waiting for the arrival of train No. 18).

    A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant.

    Departure for a bus tour to the Kivach Nature Reserve, where you can enjoy the beauty and grandeur of one of the largest lowland waterfalls in Europe.

    After visiting the waterfall, visit the Karelian Nature Museum and the Karelian Birch Arboretum.

    Transfer to a country entertainment center for an active recreation program "Visiting huskies".

    You will get to know the Siberian and Alaskan Husky sled dog breed and ride with the breeze through the winter forest in real sleds.

    Your acquaintance with the husky will begin with the history of the breed and a tour of the kennel.

    In our kennel you will be greeted by 40 of the best sled dogs in Russia – champions and participants of famous races.

    Thousands of kilometers of the most difficult snow trails have fallen under their paws, and now they are ready to share their experience and strength with you.

    Then you will take a short course in dog sled management theory and complete a mandatory safety briefing.

    After all the instructions, the long-awaited dog sledding (2.5 km.) under the guidance of an experienced instructor.

    Handing over equipment, changing clothes.

    Tea drinking in the Sami plague.

    Transfer to the Shishki base.

    Placement.

    Lunch at the recreation center restaurant.

    2 more photos
  • Day 2 - Snowmobile riding "Snowmobile turn" (optional)
  • Day 3 - Kizhi Island
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at the recreation center.

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

RoomsDouble occupancySingle room
placement
Additional placeChildren under 12 years old in the main placeChildren under 12 years old for an additional fee. location
Standard Double Room34 80040 40032 30032 00028 100
Recreation center "Shishki" 2 nights

Recreation center "Shishki" it is located at a distance from large settlements, among the pine forest, which was carefully preserved by us during construction, on the shore of Lake Sundozero, which is part of the Suna River system.

The capital of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, is 70 kilometers away. The hotel at the recreation center was commissioned in 2011 and consists of 10 comfortable rooms with all amenities. Each room has a separate entrance from the street, its own porch, a vestibule with warm floors for outerwear and outdoor shoes, an entrance hall, a bathroom equipped with a shower cabin, a spacious living room, a kitchenette and a loft bedroom. The living room is equipped with an LCD TV, a DVD player, a coffee table and a folding sofa, which can be comfortably used as additional seats for two more people. The living room window offers a panoramic view of Lake Sundozero.

The kitchenette in the room is equipped with a full-fledged refrigerator with freezer, microwave, electric kettle and a dining table with four seats.

The bedroom has either a double bed (5 rooms) or two single beds (5 rooms), bedside tables, wardrobe. Considering that half of the rooms are equipped with double beds and half with two single beds, we kindly ask you to pay attention to this when booking and book those rooms in which you will be most comfortable. 

Cottage "Sampo" with sauna.

The cottage includes: 

  • 2 floors, bathroom and shower on the ground floor;
  • 2 bedrooms;
  • The living room;
  • sauna and shower room;
  • a large outdoor terrace.

The base has a restaurant, a sauna complex, gazebos, sports equipment rental. 

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation at the base;
  • transportation and sightseeing services according to the program;
  • entrance tickets to the museum;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • dog sledding program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • additional excursions;
  • transfers outside the program;
  • meals that are not included in the program;
  • snowmobile safari.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

All tours include winter picnics, a trip to the Kivach Nature Reserve, and many offer a trip to the famous Kizhi Island, where strong winds are possible, so during the tour you must have: 

  • comfortable warm hiking clothes: trousers, a warm sweater, wool socks (2 pairs), plain socks (2-3 pairs), T-shirts, a warm jacket, a wool cap, gloves; 
  • warm loose shoes.
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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 408
    24 – 26 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 408
    31 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 396
    7 – 9 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 396
    14 – 16 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 396
    21 – 23 Feb, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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