A short journey to Karelia with one day for dog-sledding and the other on Kizhi Island. The duration and complexity of the route can be adapted to all levels. An airboat will transport you to Kizhi across the frozen Lake Onega. The crossing is safe, and the airboat is designed to travel on ice, even thin, as well as on water. In the winter, the domes of Kizhi are sprinkled with snow, and you can contemplate the wooden architecture in complete silence. There are distinctly fewer tourists here during the cold season.
Arrival in Petrozavodsk. Your driver is waiting at the train with a sign “Artel Troika”. Breakfast at a local cafe, before heading to Lake Siamozero (transfer 100 km, 1h40).
Here, you will stay in a log cabin. An instructor and English-speaking guide will show you around the kennels and introduce you to the different breeds: huskies and malamutes. You will learn to steer and some basic safety rules before setting out on one of the tracks in the taiga (distance 12 km, about 2h). When you return, a warm meal will be waiting for you. Free time to explore the picturesque surroundings at Siamozero. In the evening, banya - the Russian sauna - is available upon request. Night in a log cabin.
Breakfast in Petrozavodsk (transfer 100 km, 1h40). An airboat will transport you to Kizhi across the frozen Lake Onega for a visit of the pogost. Airboat transfer to the guest house for lunch. Free time on Lake Onega. Return to Petrozavodsk. Dinner in a cafe and transfer to the train station. Departure to Moscow.