Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour
Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour

Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour

3 days

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Discover Russia in wintertime on a 3-day adrenaline-packed adventure

Looking for an out-of-the-box adventure suitable for a range of abilities? Look no further than the Karelia Doglsed and Snowmobile Tour! Karelia is in Northwest Russia, a region known for its spectacular natural beauty. Combining unique thrills with culture and history, so much is packed into these three unforgettable days.

Discover the region of Karelia with its frozen lakes and fairytale churches. Tick Dog sledding off your bucket list and learn to drive a snowmobile! Experience a traditional Russian steam bath, and visit the miraculous wooden buildings of Kizhi Island, built without a single nail.

The Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour is an excellent chance to stretch your comfort zone and visit an incredible place less travelled.

Highlights of the Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour

Ride behind huskies through snow-covered forests and across a frozen lake.
Cruise on a snowmobile through Russia’s pristine winter wonderland.
Discover the traditions and cuisine of the Karelian people.
Explore the unique wooden churches of Kizhi Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Snowmobiling in Veshkelitsa

This morning, you’ll arrive in Petrozavodsk and have breakfast before heading to the start of the snowmobile expedition. After an equipment check and safety briefing, you’ll depart on a thrilling ride through snow-laden forests, ending up in Veshkelitsa, a village on the shores of Lake Syamozero.

Lunch will give you a taste of traditional cuisine, and you’ll get to hear some local folk music. In the afternoon, you’ll be taken to your hotel on the shores of the lake. You can relax and perhaps try a banya – a traditional Russian steam bath.
Overnight Location: Resort in Karelia
Distance: 4 hours, 80 km on snowmobiles
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2 Dogsledding Excursion

After breakfast, you’ll head over to the nearby sled dog centre. Once you’ve listened to the instructions and safety briefing, you’ll set off on your dogsled drive through the surrounding forests! The highlight of this experience is riding the sled across a frozen lake- you’ll feel like you’re in a movie.

Take a break to enjoy some hot tea and the peaceful wilderness. After lunch, if you wish, the group can visit Kivach Waterfall, a large cascading waterfall in a nearby nature reserve. Dinner is back at the hotel, where you can warm up in the banya if you wish.
Overnight Location: Resort in Karelia
Distance: 2 hours, 12-30 km dogsledding
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Kizhi by Hovercraft

Today you’ll visit Lake Onega, one of Europe’s largest lakes, and take a hovercraft to Kizhi Island. Kizhi Island is an astonishing place, home to several masterpieces of Russian architecture, including two 19th-century domed wooden churches and a wooden clock tower which were built entirely without nails.

The trip ends after a picnic lunch. You will return to Petrozavodsk so you can board your train to depart.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour Prices and Dates

This guided tour of Karelia is run as a fixed-departure tour. You can choose to join an existing group on one of the following date ranges for your tour pending availability. The price per person is fixed.

The best time to travel to Petrozavodsk for this tour is during January, February and March. While the weather can be fairly cold, good snowpack is essential for dogsledding and snowmobiling.

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Accommodation on the Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour

You will stay in the same hotel for the duration of the trip. The hotel offers modern conveniences that make this trip more pleasant. Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in the hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Resort Alekka ★★★

Resort Alekka is a hotel on the shores of Lake Syamozero, with rooms in wooden chalets among the pine trees. The rooms are simple and comfortable.

What’s Included in the Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour?

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 2 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for you and your luggage is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Dogsled rental
  • Certain excursions and visits included in itinerary
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
  • English-speaking guide

Not included

  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Banya
  • Railway tickets
  • Alcoholic drinks during evening meals if desired

Optional Extras

  • Extra nights in Karelia before or after the tour
  • Single room supplement

Frequently Asked Questions about Karelia Dogsled and Snowmobile Tour

BaikalNature is a leading Russian adventure tour operator, founded over 12 years ago. BaikalNature is focused on guiding foreign guests to explore the most exciting natural spaces in all of Russia. With a focus and deep love of Lake Baikal, they also love taking guests off the beaten path in exploring the beautiful natural areas of Russia.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as 1/5. The nature of the excursions are not physically demanding, and all activities are suitable for children over 12 with parental supervision.

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