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Russian Winter in Karelia

If you are dreaming of the famous Russian winter, this route will be the best choice. You will enjoy exciting winter activities including dog sledding safari, snowmobile trips through the taiga forest, and much more. Are you ready for some fun?

3

days

1 city

1 village

Speed

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Winter

Tour Details

Winter Adventures

The Republic of Karelia is the land of the rivers and forests of the North. Ancient inhabitants of this region, Saami, used dog sleds as the main way of transportation. Nowadays, we use snowmobiles to get to the winter forest covered with snow. During outdoor activities of this tour, you will recharge with vivacity and energy, and in the evening, you will be warmed by the atmosphere of a cozy restaurant and traditional Russian sauna. We wish you a pleasant journey!

Types of tourism

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Excursion

animals

A tree, fields, hills, sun, different natural zones: mountains, tundra, taiga steppes, mixed forests

nature

A man riding a snowmobile in winter

active

A lady with binocular sightseeing

Excursion

animals

A man riding a snowmobile in winter

active

A tree, fields, hills, sun, different natural zones: mountains, tundra, taiga steppes, mixed forests

Nature

Your Travel Plan
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1st day of the itinerary

Dogsledding Safari

Our journey starts at Petrozavodsk’s railway station where our guide is waiting for you at the carriage door. After breakfast, get ready for an amazing dog sledding safari.

What a glee to go through a snowy forest in a dog sled and hear a joyful barking of these lovely animals! Our experienced dogs’ driver will give you all the necessary instructions and help with the equipment. The safari route is about 10 km and the main part of it runs in the forest. Whether you are an adventure sicker or not, you will feel comfortable with this route of average complexity with slopes, lifts, and sharp turns.

Finishing the route, you will have lunch and an opportunity to take photos with dogs. After taking pictures, the group heads to a tourist center where we check-in at the hotel.

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