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Snowmobiling in Karelia

Most popular
Great Russian lakes
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
10 y.o.
Group size
to 16 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
Start date
1 February 2019
  • 1 February 2019
  • 8 February 2019
  • 15 February 2019
  • 22 February 2019
  • 1 March 2019
  • 8 March 2019
  • 15 March 2019
  • 22 March 2019
  • 29 March 2019
End date:
3 February 2019
43 200 RUB

One of our absolute hits: the snowmobile tour between Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega. Karelia is a land of forests and lakes, old villages with wooden houses and snowy dunes. Both beginners and experienced riders will enjoy beautiful winter trails through varying landscapes.

Most popular
Great Russian lakes
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 10 y.o.
Group size
to 16 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
Start date
1 February 2019
  • 1 February 2019
  • 8 February 2019
  • 15 February 2019
  • 22 February 2019
  • 1 March 2019
  • 8 March 2019
  • 15 March 2019
  • 22 March 2019
  • 29 March 2019
End date:
3 February 2019
43 200 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Snowmobile tour in Karelia

In three days you will travel 370 km on snowmobiles through snowy forest trails and frozen lakes. On your way you will make several stops in cozy old Karelian villages. One of them is Kinerma — a 440-years-old settlement. Here, you will have a walk along quiet streets, will visit church and taste local foods.

The program has different starting point in different dates: from Lake Ladoga to Lake Onega and vice versa. When you make a decision about dates of your trip, we will assist you with the purchase of tickets 

This is the most popular snowmobile tour in our collection. Snowmobiles BRP Lynx Adventure LX 550 are used on the itinerary. All instructors are qualified and experienced. 

Itinerary

The journey begins in Petrozavodsk, which you must travel to on your own. Note: a return ticket must be taken from the station Lodeynoye Pole. The itinerary of the trip can be vice versa: Lodeynoe Pole — Petrozavodsk. Please, get the details while booking the tour.

 

We are ready to assist with the purchase of tickets. If necessary, leave a comment in the order.

Day 1 Beginning of the trip

You should arrive in Petrozavodsk in the morning. If you come with a train, you will be met on the train station. After that, you will have a breakfast in a hotel in the city. Then, you will be transferred to a guesthouse in Chalna village (20 km). Here you will try on your equipment and have a safety-briefing. If you are a beginner, you can also learn some snowmobile moves.

 

You will have a trip to Lake Syamozero with snowmobiles (100 km). On the way you will have a stop in a zoo complex. Bears, elks, raccoons, lynxes, wolves and other animals of Karelian forests live here in natural conditions. You can choose a dog sledding tour instead of visiting the zoo complex (extra charge). Please read the details in 'What is included in the dog sledding tour' section. 

 

In the evening you will come to the touristic base 'Alekka'. Here, you will accomodate yourself in the rooms, have dinner and relax in a steam house. 

Day 2 Ancient village Kinerma

After breakfast, you will check-out from the touristic base. Your itinerary today will include several frozen lakes and old villages. The final stop will be in Kohtuselga village (140 km). 

 

For lunch you will stop in the ancient village of Kinerma (16th century), famous for its northern wooden architecture. There, you will taste local specialties in the old museum house, with traditional pies and tea. 


The day will finish with arriving to 'Kohtuselga' touristic base. Here, you will accomodate in the rooms, will have dinner and enjoy Russian-style banya. 

Day 3 Lake Ladoga

After breakfast you will leave for a round trip towards Ladoga Lake. It is a lake of tectonic and glacial origin, the second biggest lake in Russia after Baikal. On the banks of Ladoga Lake there are many sandy dunes, covered by snow, perfect for free driving. 
 

In the evening you will reach 'Villa Vitele' hotel. Here, you will take shower and will have dinner. After that, you will be brought to 'Lodeynoe pole' train station, where the travell will finish. 

Most popular
Great Russian lakes
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
10 y.o.
Group size
to 16 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
Start date
1 February 2019
  • 1 February 2019
  • 8 February 2019
  • 15 February 2019
  • 22 February 2019
  • 1 March 2019
  • 8 March 2019
  • 15 March 2019
  • 22 March 2019
  • 29 March 2019
End date:
3 February 2019
43 200 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

The first night you will stay in touristic base 'Alekka', located on the shores of Syamozero. You will accomodate in double rooms with furniture made from solid pine. Each room has a TV, bedside tables, chairs, a wardrobe, a coffee table and a bathroom. At the base there are two areas for outdoor recreation and Russian sauna with access to the lake.
 
The second night you will spend in touristic base 'Kohtuselga'It is located on the shore of Tulmozero. You will live in double rooms of a wooden cottage. Sauna and shower are located in the yard. There is a common WC in the house. 

 

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What is included in a dog sledding tour +

You can choose a dog sledding tour instead of visiting the zoo complex (extra charge). This program includes: 

  • excurion in the beggest dog sled kennel in Russia. Here, you will see different breeds of dogs including husky dogs and aboriginal dogs of Chukotka that still help people survive in severe conditions of nothern regions
  • training how to drive a harness and a dog sledding tour in a forest (10 km)
  • lunch in a restaurant

 

It is better to have two drivers of the harness. In this case you will be sure that you will manage with driving and will have a chance to have rest while a partner is driving. 

Can I take part? +

The route is especially designed for beginners. The day distance is 90-200 km, with the average speed being 20-40 km/h on the forest trails, and on open landscapes up to 80 km/h. During the journey there will be several stops for having rest and 30-minutes for having a snack. 

Who will accompany me on the journey? +

On the route you will be supervised by professional instructors, who will explain the basics of snowmobile driving and give you a full safety briefing. We use BRP Lynx Adventure LX 550 snowmobiles. Your luggage and spare fuel will be accommodated in the support car. 

What equipment is provided +

You will be provided with the following equipment: 

  • warm windproof and waterproof overalls 
  • snowmobile helmets
  • balaclava
  • high shoe covers with fur linings 
  • snowmobile gloves 
What should I bring with me? +

Participants will need the following equipment:

  • outdoor clothes (windproof coat, warm pants) 
  • thermal underwear 
  • woolen socks 
  • warm shoes 
  • hat and gloves 
  • underwear and items of personal hygiene 


For sauna: 

  • big towel 
  • slippers 

 

Please, choose soft backpacks or begs  — it will be comfortable to carry them during the journey

What will the weather be like +

The weather in Karelia is not stable in winter. he average temperature is -15°С. Thows and frosts are also possible. The temperature can lower up to -30°С.

 

Please, pay attention: the tour will be cancelled in case temperature is higher than +3-5°С for more than a day. Conditions will be dangerous for riding snowmobiles. We will inform in advance. 

Booking

Most popular

Great Russian lakes

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 10 y.o.
Group size
to 16 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights
43 200 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Three meals per day 

  • Rent of BRP LynxAdventure LX 550 snowmobile (2 pax on a snowmobile), fuel and snowmobile equipment (coveralls, shoes, helmet, balaklava, mittens)

  •  An accompanying car

  • Arrival and departure transfers 

  • Visa support letter 

  • Instructors' and an English-speaking guide's services 

  • Excursion in Kainerma village 

  • Russian sauna as per programme

Extra charge:
  • Plane or train tickets to/from Petrozavodsk 

  • Single occupancy on a snowmobile (+12 000 RUB)

  • A dog sledding tour (+7000 RUB)

  • Visa 

  • Travel insurance 

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Three meals per day 

  • Rent of BRP LynxAdventure LX 550 snowmobile (2 pax on a snowmobile), fuel and snowmobile equipment (coveralls, shoes, helmet, balaklava, mittens)

  •  An accompanying car

  • Arrival and departure transfers 

  • Visa support letter 

  • Instructors' and an English-speaking guide's services 

  • Excursion in Kainerma village 

  • Russian sauna as per programme

  • Plane or train tickets to/from Petrozavodsk 

  • Single occupancy on a snowmobile (+12 000 RUB)

  • A dog sledding tour (+7000 RUB)

  • Visa 

  • Travel insurance 

1 Feb 2019, Fri — 3 Feb 2019, Sun
43 200 RUB
8 Feb 2019, Fri — 10 Feb 2019, Sun
43 200 RUB
15 Feb 2019, Fri — 17 Feb 2019, Sun
43 200 RUB
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