Winter is a wonderful time to feel the fresh breath of Karelian nature and to enjoy its scenery under a crispy cover of ice and a warm blanket of snow. You will try dog sledding in the winter forest and have lunch cooked in the Russian stove in the cozy Kinerma Village. You will also cross the frozen lake Onego by hovercraft to spend the day on the famous Kizhi Island.
|Group Size||Dates 2020||Rates|
|2 persons||February - April 2020||upon request|
- Kizhi Island by hovercraft
- ancient Kinerma Village
- workshop on Karelian baking
- lunch cooked in the Russian oven
- husky sledding
07:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Meeting with the guide on the railway station. Buffet breakfast at Paulaner Restaurant.
08:30 Departure for Kinerma Village (100 km from Petrozavodsk).
10:30 Meeting with Nadezhda, local resident of Kinerma Village. 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.
12:30 Lunch in the village with dishes of Karelian cuisine.
13:30 Transfer to the husky farm.
14:30 Arrival at the «Karjala Park» husky farm. You will get acquainted with one of the prettiest and one of the friendliest dog breeds in the world, and experience dog sledding in the Karelian forest. After this unforgettable adventure we will gather in a traditional hut covered with reindeer skins and have lunch.
18:30 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Accommodation at Severnaya Hotel.
09:00 City tour of Petrozavodsk.
10:00 Departure for Kizhi Island by hovercraft.
11:00 Walking tour in the Kizhi Museum. You will get acquainted with the multidomed church ensemble, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit a reconstructed village, and see the most ancient wooden church in Russia. After the excursion we go to the other side of Kizhi Island, where the restoration centre is situated. You will have a chance to witness the unique process of restoration of the church of the Transfiguration. Traditional pies with hot tea on Kizhi Island.
15:00 Departure for Petrozavodsk.
16:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the hotel to pick up your luggage.
accommodation at Severnaya Hotel, meals according to the travel itinerary, transfers, entrance tickets, excursions, English-speaking guide.