On the 15th of May starts the summer navigation from Petrozavodsk to the famous Kizhi Island. Hydrofoils connect Kizhi Island with Petrozavodsk from the middle of May till the beginning of October. In May and from September hydrofoils go to Kizhi upon request.
Discover true winter in Karelia and join us on one of our winter tours to Kizhi Island! Kizhi churches in winter time look absolutely fantastic! The strict silhouettes of the multi-domed Kizhi churches remind of a magic castle in the sparkling white winter wonderland!
On the last week of February we arranged a fam trip on the Kola Peninsula for a group of tour agents and journalists from Taiwan. During 3 days we acquainted our guests with the major sights of Murmansk and with traditions of the Sami, indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Kola Peninsula.
Last weekend we welcomed guests from the USA, Great Britain, Australia, and Brazil in Petrozavodsk. They came by a special tourist train, which usually runs on the Trans-Siberian route, but several times per year heads from St.Petersburg to Norway and Murmansk and then to Moscow with a day stop in Petrozavodsk.
If you are in Helsinki now, do not forget to visit our stand on the international travel fair MATKA. Our colleagues, Yulia and Elena, will be glad to answer all your questions and will offer you the most interesting tours.
Today the world-known Kizhi Museum is celebrating its 50-year anniversary! Each tour operator emphasized high quality service of the museum as well as its important role in research, preservation, and popularization of local culture.
Lake Onego has completely frozen. The ice is thick enough to start 1-day tours by hovercraft from Petrozavodsk to Kizhi Island. The first hovercraft leaves Petrozavodsk on the 28th of January.
The International Middle- and Short-Distance Sled Dog Race On the Land of Sampo will be held on January 22-25, 2016 in Petrozavodsk, Karelia.
Intourist-Petrozavodsk is exhibiting at the Nordic Travel Fair 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Come and meet us from January, 21 till January, 24 at stand 7b58 to get the latest information and best prices for accommodation and tours to Karelia! We hope to see you at the Nordic Travel Fair!
Kizhi churches in winter time resemble a magic castle. Dark silhouettes on the crispy white snow leave no one indifferent. During winter time the island is less populated and less visited, compared to the summer season. That's why you get the chance to enjoy the unique atmosphere of peace and harmony to its full.
Intourist-Petrozavodsk Ltd wishes you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We thank each of you for being an important part of our success in 2015 and wish you years and years of good health, hours of happy times with family and friends, love which never ends, and new travel experiences in 2016!
Last week we participated in a wonderful fam trip in Tatarstan. We loved every sight, which we visited, and every minute of our adventure in Kazan! We would like to say our big thank you to the State Committee on Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan for organizing the opportunity to get acquainted with Kazan.
Sortavala, the town of Karelia situated close to the border with Finland, became the New Year capital of Russia! Now the town is getting ready for the numerous events, which will take place in Sortavala in December 2015 and in January 2016. Join us on celebrating the upcoming New Year!
The navigation to Kizhi Island is almost over, however there is a still a chance to travel from Petrozavodsk to Kizhi Island by hydrofoil this year and see the most famous wooden churches of Karelia in bright autumn colors.
If you want to celebrate your marriage according to the Russian traditions or if you wish to celebrate a renewal of vows after some years of marriage in a completely different way, wedding ceremony on Kizhi Island will become a nice option.
On the 1st of August residents and guests of Kizhi Island celebrated the Kizhi Regatta. It is an annual race on traditional and modern boats. Participants came from Petrozavodsk, from the villages of Karelia and Kizhi Island.
Karelia is well-known for natural and tasty products. Recently the first cheese factory has been opened in Karelia. If you want to taste Karelian cheeses and see, where and how they are made, we invite you to join our 1-day tour to the cheese factory in Karelia.
The first day of summer is a perfect day to start our instagram! This is how our company celebrated the beginning of summer. Follow us on http://instagram.com/gokarelia
April is the month of cracking and floating ice on the Onego and Ladoga Lakes. If you visit Karelia in April, do not forget to come to the two largest lakes in Europe for stunning pictures.