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Karelia winter escape

  • Escape from dull Moscow winters to enjoy the enchanting winter landscape
  • Stay in a cozy cottage hidden in the pine forest
  • Discover the authentic Karelian village
  • Meet the friendliest husky dogs and take a 3km sleigh ride
  • ​Have fun riding the snowmobile through the Karelian forest

Tour cost:   34000 rub per person in a party of 4, 37700 rub per person in a party of 2
Tour duration: 2 days/1 night
Tour available: Mid-December - March


friendly husky dogs
friendly husky dogs

Tour itinerary

Day 1 Karelian village and friendly dogs

9 am Meet your guide at Petrozavodsk railway station
After a quick stop on the Onego lake, your guide will take you to a traditional Karelian village. Kinerma is a cozy old village which has been preserved almost intact since the 19th century.

Kinerma village
Kinerma village
During the tour, you'll see a picturesque wooden church, houses with the 19th-century interior, meet the locals, try delicious Karelian pastries, and even learn how to cook them.
After lunch, we'll transfer you to Karjala park hotel. It is a perfect place to escape from busy city life and enjoy the unity with nature.  Scandinavian-style chalets stay in the depth of the pine forest, Chuya River is flowing below.

Dog-sled tour
Dog-sled tour
2 pm Upon arrival at Karjala Park, we'll meet the friendliest and fluffiest inhabitants of the hotel. Husky dogs will share with you all their joy, energy, and love. After a tour of the kennel, we'll proceed with dog-sledding. Your guide will give you all the essential instructions and teach you how to do the mushing. A 3km route takes you through the beautiful winter pine forest.
Evening in the hotel at leisure

Walking along the Chuya River
Walking along the Chuya River

Day 2 Full-day snowmobile tour

The tour is an ideal way to appreciate the beauty of Karelian winter forest and get the brightest emotions.

snowmobile tour
snowmobile tour
The tour includes a general briefing. You’ll learn basic rules of safety, select the necessary equipment and spend some time practicing.

Following the 70 km route you will ride through snowy forest trails past frozen rivers and lakes, and admire the sparkling snow of Karelian winter. We’ll  enjoy a hearty  lunch by the fire.
In the evening we’ll transfer you back to Petrozavodsk. Overnight train to Moscow.

Tour cost includes:

1-night accomodation in a cottage, breakfast, Kinerma village tour,  cooking masterclass in Kinerma, lunches, 3-km dog-sled tour, 70-km snowmobile expedition


Additional expenses:

dinner in the hotel, train tickets

Karjala park hotel
Karjala park hotel
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