In Karelia travellers will find plenty of interesting sights including the
world famous island of Kizhi, Valaam Monastery in Lake Ladoga, the Solovetsky Archipelago, the Kivatch waterfalls, Petroglyphs - ancient rock
There are more than 10 thousand rivers in Karelia. Some of them are very good for rafting.
There are various rapids of different categories,
and everyone will find something to his/her liking.
Karelia is a land of forests, lakes and rivers. This gives a lot of opportunities for hiking and walking. There are plenty of interesting
ecological trails in different parts of the republic.
As there are thousands of lakes in Karelia fishermen will find it
attractive in terms of fishing no matter in what season they decide to come. Ice-fishing is one of the most popular activities in the winter
Karelia Wildlife Observation
In the area of the White Sea there are great opportunities for wildlife observations including whale watching
and seal watching on the Solovetsky Islands.
The Republic of Karelia is also an interesting place for bird watchers because it has a great variety of
bird species including forest birds, sea birds and migrating birds.
Karelia is considered to be a northern republic as winters are long and snowy. There are plenty of possibilities for cross-country skiing
in the region.