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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.

Chirka-Kemi

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River Chirka-Kemi flows in the moddle part of Northern Karelia. In connection with the pecularities of its geological structure the river has lots of obstacles (rapids, rifts) caused by egresses of rocks. Chirka-Kemi belongs to the basin of Kemi River, which is the largest in Karelia.

The river starts in Kemali lake and flows into Kemi river from the right side. General extension of the river is 180 kms. Both rivers run along the cross-country, which is especially notably near Krivoy and Tahko rapids. In these places rocky ridges go up to 100 meters. There are huts of fishermenand mowers along the shores of the river. Chirka-Kemi is rich with fish, in nearby forests grow bilberries, red whortleberries, great bilberries and cloudberries.