Karelia is a republic with well-known lakes, waterfalls and giant cliffs with with trees. One of the most striking and surprising places of the Northern Ladoga area is the Ruskeala Mountain Park, a unique and multidimensional monument to nature and the history of mining.
7 a.m Departure to Priozersk (120 km from St. Petersburg)
9 a.m. Arrival in Priozersk.
Sightseeing tour. Vizit the surviving Korela Fortress
Transfer to Sortavala (125 km from Priozersk)
Sightseeing city tour.
Lunch at the local restaurant
Transfer to The Mountain park “Ruskeala” (30 km from Sortavala)
Visit the picturesque Ruskeala waterfalls, waterfalls Ahvenkoski, were shooting films “a dawns here are quiet” and “Dark
Excursion in the Ruskeala mining Park and the survey of the Marble canyon.
11 p.m. Arrival to the hotel or to the ship in St. Petersburg
History of Karelia’s places
Priozersk. Korela, Keksgolm, Kjakisalmi and Priozersk are the names of the same town, which was renamed several times during its longer than seven-centuries-history. Formerly the fortress Korela was on an island of the river Vuoksa (its ancient name was Uzerva, Uzorva), but because of the downturn of a level of the water in the river one of the sleeves of the ancient channel dried up, and the fortress appeared not on the island, but on a cape.
Sortavala is a small town that doesn't look very russian. For some time it belonged to the territory of Finland, that's why today we can see there different nice finnish buildings.
Ruskeala. Pearl of a mountain park “Ruskeala” is a Marble canyon with the surface and underwater tunnels, drifts and shafts.