Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of traditional Karelian village and the adrenaline of dog-sledding in one day. Kinerma is an ancient Karelian village situated 100 km from Petrozavodsk. Just 2 hours by car and you will plunge into a completely different world of wooden houses and cozy chapels. The whole territory of the village is considered to be a monument of the Russian wooden architecture. You will get acquainted with Nadezhda, local resident of Kinerma Village, who will show you the village, teach you how to bake Karelian pies and treat you to lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy a 1 km dog sled ride in the fabulous Karelian pine forest and a cup of hot tea in the traditional hut covered with reindeer skins.
- ancient wooden houses of Karelian Kinerma Village
- baking workshop
- lunch cooked in the Russian oven
- dog sledding in the winter forest
08:00 Departure for Kinerma Village.
10:00 Meeting with Nadezhda. Thanks to Nadezhda the village became a unique monument of traditional wooden architecture. She did not only win several grants for the restoration of ancient houses, but also preserves the village in a traditional Karelian style. Excursion around the village. Workshop on Karelian baking. Nadezhda will show how to bake kalitki, traditional Karelian pies made of rye flour.
13:00 Lunch in the village with dishes of Karelian cuisine.
15:00 Arrival at the husky farm. You will get acquainted with one of the prettiest and one of the friendliest dog breeds in the world, teach you how to harness huskies and how to prepare sledges for the ride. After the sledges are ready and the dogs are harnessed, begins a true adventure. You will enjoy a short 1 km ride in the fabulous Karelian pine forest and a cup of hot tea in the traditional hut covered with reindeer skins.
18:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk.