Amazing Winter in Karelia

Karelia is known as “the country of lakes”. One-quarter of Karelia’s surface is covered by water. About this wonderful place, RIA News experts decided to tell its readers.  

According to the information provided by RIA News, Onega and Ladoga Lakes are good at any time of the year. There, you can try snowkiting or fishing. It is noted that the national park works even in winter. The famous Kizhi Island can be reached by helicopter or hovercraft.

Experts also advise visiting Ruskeala, the first world-class mountain park in Russia, built on the site of a marble quarry. It is specified that St Isaac’s Cathedral and the floors of the Kazan Cathedral, the windowsills of the Hermitage, as well as the facade of the Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg are faced with the stone quarried there.

It is reported that in the estate of the Karelian Father Frost, Talviukko, entertainment will cost less than during the New Year holidays. For example, an hour and a half visit to the world of the Karelian epic Kalevala costs 800 rubles, a visit to huskies or deers costs 500, and dog sledding costs from 1,000 to 2,500 rubles.

It is advised to feel the speed of dog sledding, for example, in the MOA husky kennel (30 kilometres from Petrozavodsk). It is said that if you are lucky, you can meet the owner of the complex, Viktor Simonov, there. He is a traveller and leader of expeditions and tours to the Arctic.

In addition, skiing, both cross-country and downhill, is possible almost throughout the republic. For example, already on the February holidays, Petrozavodsk will host KareliaSkiFest, the most massive amateur ski marathon in the republic.

Ru-Main, 23.02.2021, Pictures: RIA News Website 

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