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.



Hedgehog is rarely met in Kareli, mostly in its southern parts in latitude of Petrozavodsk city.

Hedgehogs occur in the borders of deciduous and mixed forests and shrubs. Hedgehogs hibernate in the winter. Hedgehogs feed mainly on invertebrates but also consume frogs, snakes, lizards etc.

They are active mostly at night, resting by day under brush piles or in leaf nests in rock crevices and burrows.

Hedgehogs have one breeding season per year.

Hedgehos are of great value for they suppress reproduction of insects and rodents, which are dangerous for the forests.