A New Year tour to Vodlozero national park
New Year in Vodlozero National Park will certainly remain in your memory. These places preserve legends of devils, goblins and mermaids, the mysterious creatures living in the forest and in the lake. All these legends miraculously coexist with the historic orthodox village of Varishpelda, the active Ilyinsky Monastery and a number of chapels. We can actually see all the beauty of the park Vodlozero and hear exciting stories and legends of these places.
Town Medvezhyegorsk - Lake Vodlozero - village Kanzanavolok – Ilyinsky churchyard - Varishpelda village - village Kanzanavolok - Lake Vodlozero - town Medvezhyegorsk
After arriving in the city Medvezhyegorsk we have breakfast in a cafe in the city, get into a comfortable car and set off for the village of Pudozhgorsky (120 km), with the snowmobiles and the necessary safety instructions waiting. Next we take the snowmobiles to the village of Kanzanavolok, where we will have a sauna. After the sauna, there’s a New Year's program in an old house-museum, where we will stay for the night.
We dedicate the whole of today to a journey across lake Vodlozero, stopping at its most interesting sights. The active Ilyinsky Monastery will surprise us with its majestic view, overlooking the mighty fir trees in the middle of the island. The first church on the site of the monastery appeared in 1582. The territory of the monastery used to host trading places, once in the area there were the major trade fairs. Next, we will visit the historic Orthodox village of Varishpelda, small but very picturesque. Lunch on the way. If possible, we also go on a fishing trip. We will spend the night in an old restored house of the late 19th century in the village of Kanzanavolok. We take a great sauna and have dinner. Distance: 50 - 100 km.
The final day of our journey. After packing up, we go way back to the village of Pudozhgorsky (60-80 km), where we take the highway to the camp Malaya Medvezhka (Medvezhyegorsk). There we have a sauna, and a farewell dinner. Transfer to the train station.
The price includes:
3 days/2 nights
Level of difficulty
National park Vodlozersky
The active Ilyinsky monastery
Enjoy the New Year program at the shore of the lake
Go winter fishing at Vodlozero National Park
Take a ride on virgin white snow
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