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.

Kintsiniemi cape


There are traces of the ancient history of the planet on lake Janisjarvi. Cape Kintsiniemi is announced to be the monument of a federal value. It is formed of fossilated organic remnants of the most ancient algaes of the planet (their age is approximately 2 billion of years). There is no analogues to these fossils on the planet. Here, on the shores of Sovanjoki river, on the area of more than 50 hectares is a strata section of pink, dark grey, light grey and green rocks (dolomites, shales, sandstones); the thickness of their layers varies from 0.4 to 40 meters.