What is the else to see and do in Karelia? There is Ruskeala Canyon & Mountain Park, extremely beautiful in winter. You can travel there by the only daily steam-powered passenger train in Russia, Rusleaka Express, however we advise to relocate to Sortavala for a better experience. The gem of the park is a marble canyon, which is both a natural and an industrial sight. Ruskeala marble was mined for decorations of the St. Petersburg palaces and cathedrals. Today massive walls of grey and white color and emerald waters of the flooded center of the canyon make it one the most visited sights in Karelia.
You can try snow kiting, a great and fun activity for entire family, kids are welcome too!
If you have never rode a snowmobile, but are ready to start getting acquainted with the basics, Karelia is amazing place for the beginners. We will take you to the picturesque banks of the Shuya River, or to an abandoned quarry, ride through the forests and much more. Routs vary from 20 munities to 1 full day snowmobile safari. Equipment ( jacket, pants, shoes, helmet, gloves) is provided. You will learn the basics of driving theory and safety Instruction.
Feel the culture of the northern peoples living in forests among rocks and lakes during our Karelian cooking master-class in the evening. We use local products in cooking, which are purchased directly from suppliers. Lake fish, elk and deer meat, mushrooms and berries are widely used in dishes, but the main ingredient is a piece of soul. Each dish is made with love and attention to detail. In serving, we use dishes of clay, cast iron and wood, such dishes emphasize the identity of Karelian cuisine and give dishes a taiga charm. For those who like not only to eat delicious, but also to cook, our chefs will hold fascinating master classes, where they will tell all the subtleties of Karelian cuisine and prepare national cuisine with you. Come and taste Karelia. Leave this memory forever in your heart. Our cook will talk about the secrets of cooking fish on a log and you can take part in the cooking process. The time of the master class is 40 minutes, then you can try this wonderful dish.