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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.

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Karelia, with it's attractive geological location and many centuries of cultural heritage, occupies a special place in the tourist market and is always interesting for Russian and foreign tourists.

There are geological sights in Karelia that were created both by nature and man. In the North of our region tourists can find religious monuments of Saami nation on Kuzova archipelago - labyrinths and so called stone-"seids" (seita).

Karelian figures on crags on Onego lake and  White Sea coasts are well known among tourists too. Petroglyphs are rock carvings made by ancient man. This is an exceptionally valuable piece of evidence of the distant past coming to us from the Neolithic Age. The age of Karelian petroglyphs is about 6 thousand years.