|Tour to Karelia: The call of nature|
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.
Group size: min 2 persons
Dates: February – April (arrival in Petrozavodsk on Fridays or Saturdays)
Travel itinerary: Kinerma Village + husky farm + Kizhi Island + Petrozavodsk
Petrozavodsk – Kinerma Village –
06:40 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the restaurant.
08:00 Departure for Kinerma Village (100 km from Petrozavodsk).
10:00 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.
12:00 Lunch in the village with dishes of Karelian cuisine.
13:00 Transfer to the husky farm.
14:00 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, where we will learn how to cook national fish soup with Karelian salmon and have picnic afterwards.
18:30 Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Accommodation at the Karelia Hotel.
Petrozavodsk – Kizhi Island – Petrozavodsk
10:00 Departure for Kizhi Island by hovercraft.
11:00 Excursion in the Kizhi Museum of Wooden Architecture.
13:00 Departure for Petrozavodsk.
14:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk.
14:15 Lunch in the restaurant.
15:15 City tour of Petrozavodsk. Free time to buy souvenirs.
17:00 Transfer to the railway station.
18:00 Departure for St. Petersburg by train.