Best Sights of Petrozavodsk Tour
Just in 1 day, you will visit the most popular sites around the city of Petrozavodsk, including the Valley of Hares, Mount Sampo, the Marcial Waters, Kivach waterfall and Kivach Nature Reserve. You will drive along one of the most beautiful routes in the region and explore the features of northern nature, getting to know Karelia's landscapes and culture. The local history goes way back to the pre-Christian era, and you will hear some original legends and fascinating stories.
You will get to the first location, the Valley of Hares. There, you will encounter Karelian hares, take photos and find out where the animals initially came from. Then, you will go to one of the oldest nature reserves in Russia, Kivach. It features Kivach waterfall on the Suna River that is 10.4 meter high and appears to be the second highest waterfall in Europe. You will get the chance to walk along the frozen lava and hear the stories of the world-famous epic Kalevala. Once you get to Mount Sampo, a magnificent panorama will open before your eyes. Sampo also has strong ties to Karelo-Finnish mythology and to the central story of Kalevala. The local legends, extraordinary facts and funny stories will help you truly understand the character of Karelia, and you will be told about the legacy of Peter I, as well as the visits by the poet Derzhavin, Alexander I and Alexander II. At the balneological and mud resort Marcial Waters, you will taste the ferrous, nitrogen, bicarbonate-sulfate, slightly mineralized water of the marcial springs. Their main value lies in the high concentration of active iron, the amount of which is much greater than in other well-known ferruginous sources of Russian and foreign resorts. The Marcial Waters or Dvorčča, was the first Russian resort founded by Peter I in 1719 and it is known for its exceptional medicinal properties.
Highlights: the Valley of Hares, Kivach waterfall, Kivach Nature Reserve, Mount Sampo, the Marcial Waters.
Departure: daily. Includes: English speaking guide. Entrance fee: RUB 200 per adult, RUB 100 per child.