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Punerma village imagePunerma village

Arrive to Arkhangelsk airport in the morning. Meet with your guide and proceed to national park “ Onezhskoe Pomorye”. Drive to Purnema village (200 km, 4-4,5 hours depending on the roads) to see the oldest wooden building in Belomorye and carbas cemetery. Packed lunch, as there is no place to eat our there. Most part is a pave road, be prepared for tough driving even with 4X4 vans. Purnema is a living, colorful village, with houses staggered "eyes to the sea," and preserved buildings as old as 160 years old! The village of Purnema stands at the confluence of the river of the same name in the White Sea. When the sea begins to leave, the river also leaves. It is when you can go and get to the seashore. From the rather wide Purnema River, only a small current remains. If you wish, you can even move by car on the sea.

The carbas imageThe carbas

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker was consecrated in 1618 and is officially the oldest wooden building in Belomorye. A little away from the church complex, a 160-year-old store has been preserved - a rural barn. Walking, touching with your hand, looking, feeling antiquities, imagining, thinking... That's probably why people should travel. Then ,we explore carbas cemetery. Carbas is a large fishing boat of Pomory people residing on the banks of the White and Barents Sea.

Onega hotel imageOnega hotel

Late in the evening depending on the state of the roads, we arrive to small Onega town at the banks of the White Sea. Distance: 120 km, approx. another 4 hours. We will stay at cozy Onega Mountain home-style hotel. The hotel has 11 rooms, and is booked privately for our group of 10 people. The hotel serves delicious traditional home meals. The hotel is traditionally designed and represents the restored wooden building of late XIXth century.

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