Rest in Karelia
Karelia is the oldest land, shrouded in amazing legends, lying between two lakes Ladoga and Onega, as well as the Baltic and White Seas. Here, in incredible ways, pagan seids on the bodies, petroglyphs of Besov Nose, labyrinths of the Solovetsky archipelago and historical and architectural monuments are incredibly adjacent. Marcial Waters, Kivach, Valaam, Water Lakes – all this is Karelia.
Karelia is famous for its blue lakes (over 60,000), pine forests, very diverse flora and fauna.Opportunities for relaxation:
Ecological tourism – Kivach waterfall (the territory is recognized as a protected area), Kalevala (the edge of pine forests with mushroom and berry plantations, an abundance of clean water bodies. In addition, there are no industrial plants), the Valaam archipelago (a natural park with coniferous forests and fields) Ruskeala mountain park, Ruskeala waterfalls, Kostomuksha nature reserve (250 lakes, 98 islands, pine forests), Paanajärvi (a national park with swamps, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, virgin forests), Vodlozersky (national park where tourists are offered water types of tourism, various routes through taiga tracts);
Active tourism – yachting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, rafting, kayaking, cycling;
Cultural and historical heritage – the Kivach Museum-Reserve, the Transfiguration Church, Valaam Ensemble, the Solovetsky Monastery, the old water mill, the ruins of the Ukhta Hydroelectric Power Station, the Assumption Cathedral, the White Sea petroglyphs (drawings on the rocks);
Business tourism – Petrozavodsk – a large scientific and cultural center, where the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pedagogical University, Petrozavodsk State University;
Recreational tourism (rehabilitation and treatment) – Marcial Waters resort (ferruginous mineral springs with unique healing properties).
Karelia is an amazing land where all kinds of natural landscapes intertwine, the picturesque banks of rivers and lakes, the diverse fauna and flora, the grandeur and power of historical and architectural monuments, a huge number of national parks and reserves. The Republic of Karelia will not leave anyone indifferent to the beauty of its unforgettable land.