IT’S INTERESTING!

Going on your own to the islands is easy – the hydrofoils and ships go every day from the piers in Petrozavodsk (to Kizhi),  Sortavala (to Valaam), Belomorsk and Rabocheostrovsk (to Solovki). One thing you have to do is to check the timetable.

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.

Karelia - back to the roots...

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When it comes to the history of settlement in the Russian north we are intrested to learn how our ancestors built their houses, got the food and how they got from one place to another. Moreover, we know that different ethnic groups lived in the neighborhood and they often did not understand each other – every group had its language, traditions and lifestyle. This diversity created the rich culture that we hav to be proud of.

Nowadays many tourist companies try to include in programs different ethno, folk and rural elements, such as master classes on baking “kalitki” (traditional Karelian meal), chopping, making a fire in banya (sauna), and creating Karelian talismans.
 
Karelian villages Kinerma, Sholtozero and Rubcheila invite you to experience a real country life with its splendid air and imperceptible charm without city ruffle, noise and high technology.
Whether its a one-hour excursion in the Sholtozo Veps Ethnographic museum or two-days in Kinerma - new impressions and kind and broadbrow people will leave in your soul a great mind to retutn to Karelia again