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.

Waterfall Koirinoja


Koirinoja waterfall is situated 8 kms to the north from Pitkyaranta city, on a small river Koirinjoki not far from its emptying in Ladoga Lake. You can drive right up to the waterfall even on the bus, but its better to walk the last 100-150 meters among high pine-trees. From the beginning you see the waterfall from above. Water falls down in 2 steps. The shores of the waterfall are set from a pink granite.