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 Karelian weekend
Karelian weekend

Dog sledding and snowmobile tour

New
Karelian weekend
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.
Group size
from 4 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
10 December 2019
  • 10 December 2019
  • 14 January 2020
  • 4 February 2020
End date:
12 December 2019
46 323 RUB

We invite you to spend your winter holidays in Karelia. Take a ride on powerful snowmobiles along the lost forest trails. Feel yourself like a real musher, driving a team of charming huskies. Go skiing across the snow-covered frozen lake. Every day you will find a new adventure, enjoy magnificent winter landscapes and taste traditional Karelian cuisine.

New
Karelian weekend
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.
Group size
from 4 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
10 December 2019
  • 10 December 2019
  • 14 January 2020
  • 4 February 2020
End date:
12 December 2019
46 323 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Tour to Karelia in winter

Your winter holidays in Karelia will be active and diverse. Just in 3 days you will try different types of outdoor activities:

  • you will go dog sledding and snowmobiling along snow-covered lakes and forest trails
  • visit the nature reserve of Karelia and see the picturesque Kivach waterfall — one of the largest plain waterfalls in Europe
  • learn about the traditions of Lake Saymozero inhabitans and enjoy the folk group performance
  • taste national Karelian cuisine
  • visit the old Karelian village Veshkelitsa, located on the banks of 7 small lakes

This winter program is good for a family weekend in Karelia. Riding a husky team in the woods, snowmobiling across the Lake Saymozero as well as friendly locals and Karelian specialities are waiting for you.

Note: the itinerary may slightly change due to weather conditions, but all the main elements of the program will be completed.

Itinerary

The journey begins in Petrozavodsk, where you should travel to on your own. We are ready to help with the purchase of tickets, if necessary, leave a comment in the application.

 

Meeting the group on the first day of the tour — at 08:55 am at the railway station of Petrozavodsk (by the time of arrival of the train №018 from Moscow).

Day 1 Dog sledding tour

You will be met at the railway station of Petrozavodsk and taken to a cafe for breakfast. Then you will move to the village of Sopoha where a dog sledding tour will begin. 

 

Here you will meet with the musher, as well as will pick the gear and go some training. Dogs will race you through the picturesque forest along the ring route (10-12 km). 

 

After completing the route, you will have a picnic around the campfire and take a photo with the huskies. Then you will move to the Kivach reserve, where you will see the second of the largest plain waterfalls in Europe, falling from a height of 11 m with four ledges.

 

After visiting the Museum of nature and the alley of Karelian birch you will move to Lake Syamozero and stay at the tourist base. In the evening you will have dinner and rest.

Day 2 Snowmobiling to the village of Veshkelitsy

Today an interesting snowmobile tour is waiting for you. After breakfast you will pick the equipment and then will participate in a training session concerning safe driving of a snowmobile. 

 

The length of a snowmobile route will be 80 km. It will pass through the forest to Veshkelitsa — an ancient Karelian village located on the banks of 7 small lakes. Here you will get acquainted with folk traditions of the Russian North inhabitants. The hospitable hostesses will greet you and treat with national Karelian cuisine.

 

In the evening you will return to the base and have dinner. Also you can visit the Russian bathhouse (extra charge).

Day 3 A ski trip

After breakfast you will leave your baggage in the luggage room and go skiing across the snow-covered Lake Syamozero. Depending on the training of the group, you will go about 10-12 km and then return to the base. Next you will be taken to Petrozavodsk. Upon arrival to the town you will have dinner in a cafe, and then you will be taken to the railway station to the evening train.

New
Karelian weekend
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.
Group size
from 4 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
10 December 2019
  • 10 December 2019
  • 14 January 2020
  • 4 February 2020
End date:
12 December 2019
46 323 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During the tour you will stay at the tourist complex "Alekka" located on the bank of Lake Syamozero, in 70 km from Petrozavodsk. You will be accommodated in double rooms with solid pine furniture. Each room has a TV, bedside tables, a wardrobe or a chest of drawers for clothes, a coffee table, a bathroom with a shower. There is a warm floor in the tambour and the bathroom.

 

Types of rooms:

  • twin room with two single beds
  • double room with one double bed and a sofa 


There are two areas for outdoor recreation and a Russian bathhouse (up to 10 people) with access to the lake at the base territory.

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Who will be my guide +

English and French-speaking guide will accompany you throughout the tour. During dog-sledding tour and snowmobiling support and your safety is provided by an experienced instructor. Before going on the route, he will teach each participant how to drive a snowmobile.

Meals +

The tour price include three meals a day. You will have breakfast and dinner in Petrozavodsk cafe or at the tourist base. On the second day of the tour you will have lunch with the national cuisine in Veshkelitsa village. During the route there will be stops for picnic en route at days 1 and 3.

What equipment is provided +

You will drive a snowmobile Yamaha VK-540 III. 

 

Also you will be provided with the necessary equipment:

  • warm windproof overalls
  • snowmobile helmets with visor
  • a balaklava
  • snowmobile shoes
  • snowmobile gloves
What to bring with me +
  • a backpack or a travel bag
  • comfortable warm sports clothing (e.g., ski kit)
  • a thermal underwear set
  • a fleece jacket or a sweater
  • wool socks (2 pairs), cotton socks (2-3 pairs)
  • gloves
  • a cap
  • warm loose shoes
  • a ski mask (preferably for dog sledding)
How to get to Petrozavodsk +

We recommend the train №018A from Moscow am or train № 012A from St. Petersburg  with arrival at 08:55 am and 06:50 am respectively at the first day of the tour. As for return tickets, we recommend the trains departing from Petrozavodsk in the evening.

 

Also we can advise you to combine this trip with visiting Moscow or St. Petersburg. If you want to add city-tours here, please, leave a comment in the application.

Booking

New

Karelian weekend

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.
Group size
from 4 person
Duration
3 days

Accommodation during the trip

2 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
46 323 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • double accommodation at the tourist base

  • three meals a day

  • transportation service as per program

  • English-speaking guide's and instructors' service

  • rental of a snowmobile (double-rider) and a gear

  • dog-sledding tour (10 km)

  • ski equipment rental (cross-country skis with sticks and insulated boots)

  • excursions to the village of Veshkelitsa and Kivach waterfall

Extra charge:
  • train tickets to Petrozavodsk

  • single-rider snowmobile fee (+140 EURO per person)

  • single accommodation (+80 EURO per person)

  • a visit to Russian bathhouse

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • double accommodation at the tourist base

  • three meals a day

  • transportation service as per program

  • English-speaking guide's and instructors' service

  • rental of a snowmobile (double-rider) and a gear

  • dog-sledding tour (10 km)

  • ski equipment rental (cross-country skis with sticks and insulated boots)

  • excursions to the village of Veshkelitsa and Kivach waterfall

  • train tickets to Petrozavodsk

  • single-rider snowmobile fee (+140 EURO per person)

  • single accommodation (+80 EURO per person)

  • a visit to Russian bathhouse

10 Dec 2019, Tue — 12 Dec 2019, Thu
46 323 RUB
14 Jan 2020, Tue — 16 Jan 2020, Thu
46 323 RUB
4 Feb 2020, Tue — 6 Feb 2020, Thu
46 323 RUB
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