White Sea
Karelia is rich with lakes and rivers. Besides our region is washed by White Sea on the North. Every year many people come to karelian lakes to try hand in summer and winter fishing, boating and rafting.
  • No wonder that tourists being for the first time in Karelia try to visit different museums to get acquainted with cultural traditions and customs of the region.
  • Almost a million hectares or more than 5 per cent of the total area of the republic consists of specially protected natural territories: national parks "Paanajarvi", "Vodlozerky" and "Kalevalsky", nature park "Valaamsky Archipelago", preserves "Kivach" and "Kostomukshskiy".
  • Many monuments and memorial complexes were built up on the territory of our region to keep the history and the memory of that woeful epoch of the War.

Maybe not very most popular destinations, but really interesting places for travellers...

Our region has opened its doors to families with kids. If you are going to stay in Karelia more than one day, you will get a real pleasure…

Petrozavodsk, a capital of the Republic of Karelia, is a large industrial and cultural center of the Russian North-West. Petrozavodsk is situated on the shores of Onega lake, one of the biggest inner lakes in Europe and has an access to the Baltic, Barents, White, Caspian and Black seas via the canals system.

Karelia is often called a “stony lake-forest land”, which stresses the main elements of the landscape. Wild nature of Karelia, its natural heritage gives tourists a possibility to make an unforgettable adventure.

Incoming tourists can get the information about tourist sights, itineraries and accomodation in Sortavala and nearby regions in Visit-center of Sortavala city.

Karelian villages Kinerma, Sholtozero and Rubchoila invite you to experience real  country life with its splendid air and imperceptible charm without city ruffle, noise and high technology.

Interactive map of Karelia

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