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.
If you come to Petrozavodsk, you will have a chance to take wonderful shots without leaving the capital of Karelia. Just come to the Onego Lake embankment to enjoy the view of the second largest lake in Europe. Another good place for breathtaking pictures is the neighboring town of Kondopoga, which is laso situated on the shore of the Onego Lake. This visit can be combined with a visit to the ancient wooden church of Assuption, errected in 1774, and a 1-day tour of beautiful waterfall Kivach.