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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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Getting to Kizhi
 

Sailing timetable of hydrofoils to Kizhi from Petrozavodsk

From about 20th of May till about 20th of September Petrozavodsk and the Island are connected by hydrofoils. 
The distance between and Kizhi is 63 km; non-stop travel time is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
 
Petrozavodsk departure Kizhi arrival / departure Petrozavodsk arrival  Frequency
09:30 11:00 / 15:00 16:30  Upon request*
10:15 11:45 / 15:45 17:15         Every day
11:15 12:45 / 16:45 18:15         Every day
12:30 14:00 / 18:00 19:30         Every day
13:15 14:45 / 18:45 20:15         Upon request*
1. Morning departure at 09:30.
This hydrofoil is operated if it has enough passengers (more than 40). It is usually known in 2-3 days advance. The best chance to join this trip is on Saturday from mid July till mid August.
2. Noon departures at 10:15, 11:15 and 12:30.
At least one of these hydrofoils is operated daily. On the weekends in the high season months July and August all departures can be operated. The most popular time is 11:30 and we recommend to plan this time for your trip.
3. Afternoon departure at 13:15.
It happens pretty seldom when this boat is actually operated.
Boat cancellation and delay notice.
In case of a heavy storm or thick fog boats between Petrozavodsk and Kizhi can be delayed or even cancelled, though it does not happen often.
Extended stay.
Guaranteed extended stay at Kizhi requires staying overnight somewhere in the area of the Island. There is a nice guesthouse just over the strait from the Island.

Price.
Adults – 2950 RUR per person for round trip.
Children from 5 to 12 years old – 1450 RUR per person for round trip.
 
Contacts.
«Kizhskoe ozherelie» Ltd. +7(8142) 73-34-33, +7 (911) 403-75-75 
 
You can reserve tickets beforehand calling to the career companies or buy them just before the departure in the booking offices on the pier.
You can also use online-service for booking tickets - http://visitkizhi.ru/buyticket2.php

text prepared by Nordic Travel company


Sailing timetable to Valaam from Sortavala

 
Departure from Sortavala
Arrival to Valaam
Departure from Valaam
Arrival to Sortavala
Hydrofoil "Meteor"
09:00
09:50
12:15
13:00
Every day
Hydrofoil "Meteor"
11:00
11:50
15:00
15:50
Every day
 Hydrofoil "Meteor" 13:15 14:05 17:00 17:50 Every day
Ticket rates:
Adults – 40.5 EUR (short program), 57 EUR (long program)
Children from 7 to 12 years old – 50% of the adult’s price.

Short program includes an excursion to the Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral, the main cathedral of the monastery and a dinner in a monastery canteen. 
Long program includes an excursion to the Saviour Transfiguration Cathedral, the main cathedral of the monastery, a dinner in a monastery canteen and a trip to the skete of St. Nicolas the Wonder-Worker. 

Sailing timetable to Solovetsky islands
1. From Belomorsk
The transfer is by sea motor boat “Sapphire”, non-stop trip takes about 4 hours to reach the islands.
 
Departure from Belomorsk
Arrival to Solovetsky islands
(Tamarin pier)
Departure from
Solovetsky islands
Arrival to
Belomorsk
Traffic frequency
Monday - Friday 08.00 12.00 19.00 23.00
Every day
Saturday - Sunday
08.00
12.00
19.00
23.00
 
You can buy tickets beforehand on the pier in Petrozavodsk or on the board of the boat before the departure.
 
Ticket rates:
ADULTS: 1100 RUR per person (one-way ticket price)
CHILDREN:  up to 12 years – 600 RUR per person (one-way ticket price)
Free travel is for children up to 5 years.
 
Contacts: +7 (921) 800-45-40 – ferry company “KareliaFlot”
 
2.  From Rabocheostrovsk (12 km from Kem’)
The boats go to Solovki every day from the 1th of June till Mid September.
Boat
Departure from Rabocheostrovsk
Arrival to Solovetsky islands
(Tamarin pier)
Departure from Solovetsky islands
(Tamarin pier)
Arrival to Rabocheostrovsk
"Vasiliy Kosyakov"
08.00
10.00
19:00
21.00
"Metel-4"
12.30
14.30
16.00
18.00
 
Ticket rates:
ADULTS: 1500 RUR per person (one-way ticket price)
CHILDREN:  up to 10 years – 750 RUR per person (one-way ticket price)
Free travel is for children up to 3 years.
 
Contacts: (814-58) 5-60-60, e-mail: prichal@onego.ru