Kizhi Island in winter time is the place of rare beauty! Dark silhouettes of the famous wooden churches of Kizhi on a crispy blanket of white snow look absolutely stunning
Languages: English, German, Finnish, French, Spanish
For Italian and Portugese additional pay 10 EUR/group.
Cozy Karelian villages
Trip by hovercraft across the frozen Lake Onego
Wooden Church Ensemble, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
Hot lunch in Karelian house
08:00 Departure by car/minibus for Velikaya Guba (270 km).
12:00 Lunch in the village of Velikaya Guba.
13:00 Hovercraft to Kizhi Island accross the frozen Lake Onego (about 30 min).
13:30 Upon arrival you will get acquainted with the central exhibition of the Kizhi State Open-Air Museum with the world-known wooden Kizhi churches. Even if you have already seen Kizhi in summer, a completely new world will open in front of you in winter time: crispy colors, peace, tranquility of winter landscapes and dark silhouettes of the churches create the scenery of rare beauty. If you are lucky to witness the play of light of the setting sun over the silverish domes of the church of the Transfiguration, that will be the moment you will hardly ever forget.
15:30 Departure for Velikaya Guba by hovercraft.
16:00 Transfer by car/minibus to Petrozavodsk.
20:00 Arrival in Petrozavodsk.
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