The Nature Reserve of Kivach is located to the north of Petrozavodsk (~85 km).
A large part of the territory of the Reserve is occupied by forests, in which
pine, fir and birch predominate. The average age of the trees is 120 years,
however, there are 305-year-old pine trees growing here. A rare tree species,
the Karelian birch, also grows there.
It is famous for wood structure and luxurious furniture and original souvenirs are made of Karelian birch.
42 species of mammals, 185 species of birds, 4 species of reptiles, and
5 species of amphibians inhabit the Reserve.
There is an arboretum and a small but yet interesting museum of local
flora and fauna on the territory of the Reserve.
The pearl of the Reserve is the Kivach Waterfalls
on the Suna River.
It is the second largest, after the Rhein one, flat land waterfall in Europe.
The height of the waterfall is 10.7 meters.
There are several eco trails in the Reserve which give a chance to get acquainted with the landscapes,
typical and rare plants and birds of Karelia.
By road: car or bus on M18 highway (about 60 km to the north of Petrozavodsk).
You can find a tour to Kivach Waterfalls and Nature Reserve in our selection of
Karelia tours and Excursions.