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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.

Waterfall Voitsky Padun

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The waterfall is situated in Middle Karelia on Lower Vyg river 2 kms away from Nadvoitsy village. Nowadays the waterfall almost doesn’t exist, there is only its dried up bed among dark rocks, green forests and huge boulders. But once the waterfall was famous, legends and poems about it were composed. Its popularity had grown up in 18th century, when Voitskiy cgold-bearing mine was found near it. Now both the waterfall and the mine are the objects of tourist interest.

The waterfall stopped working in 1933, when the river became a part of Belomoro-Baltic Canal and was covered with a chain of hydroelectric power stations. At that time its water took a new river-bed. The vertical fall was 4.2 meters, the waterfall was divided into 3 parts by islands. The right inflow called "Melnichnyi", was used for floating logs, the middle one - "Elovyy" - was the largest, the third one - "Bokovoy" - the widest.

A popular author M.M.Prishvin was one of the last famous people, who had visited the acting waterfall.