to try the Pomor ear, the kulebiak and the goat's cakes.. visit the oldest port in the country. get lost among wooden temples and old mills at the Little Korels Ethno Museum.. get on a real submarine. dip in the White Sea on a boat trip. visit Lomonosov's homeland. visit a pink island off the coast of Severodvinsk. clay toys in Kargopol. .
You can escape to Arkhangelsk region in any situation: from boredom, from heat, towards great gastronomic discoveries. This original land with ancient cities is full of surprises and mysteries, which we will try to touch during our journey.
Arkhangelsk Pomorie: the land of severe taiga, wooden masterpieces and sea romance
6 days itinerary by Marina Voronchikhina - - Car, 4 Hotels
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Day 1: The first day: Prophetic Oleg's mounds, Old Russian-style restaurant, charming Yuxovichi and a night in Kargopol.
The first day we'll be completely on our way. On the way we'll stop at the Prophetic Oleg's mound, have lunch in the real royal chambers, sit in silence next to a wooden church near Lake Yuxovsky. We'll meet in Vyterga and spend the night in Kargopol. Yay! More than halfway through!
Day 2: The second day on the way: Kargopol, cosmodrome, ancient Yemetsk and the best restaurant in Arkhangelsk.
After breakfast, you'll go exploring the town of Kargopol, famous for its snow-white temples and painted clay toys. We'll have lunch in the town of Plesetsk: you can say, right at the gates of the cosmodrome. Then we will wander around Yemetsk - a historically important village on the bank of the Northern Dvina River. We'll come to Arkhangelsk in the evening - here you'll have an hour and a half of gastronomic hedonism and good sleep.
Day 3: Walk around Arkhangelsk and the museum of wooden architecture "Little Korels".
In the first half of the day we will be walking around Arkhangelsk. It's a lively, atmospheric port city. Among multi-storey houses there are sea gulls circling, and the Dvina looks not like a river, but like an endless sea (to which, by the way, 30 km). In the afternoon we go to the Museum of Wooden Architecture "Little Korels", where we will stay till dark. Evening we will meet in an Argentinean restaurant and jazz bar - a drop of fun before bedtime will not hurt!
Day 4: Walking on the White Sea, Yagra Island, severe Severodvinsk, Russian bathhouse
In the morning we will go for a water walk - we will ride on the waves of the White Sea, try to catch a cod or herring on the fishing rod. Then we'll study Severodvinsk. This is a young city - it was founded in 1936. Severodvinsk played a major role during the Great Patriotic War: here were brought the cargoes of the allied countries on the Land-Lease. After the war, the city became the main Soviet center for the production of submarines and began to develop rapidly. We will spend the evening beautifully: on the lake shore, in a real Russian steam room, drinking tea from a samovar.
Day 5: Picturesque Kholmogory and homeland of Lomonosov
In the morning we will go to the village Kholmogory - once the main city of the whole Dvinsk region. From there we will take a ferry (which is an adventure in itself!) to the village of Lomonosovo - the birthplace of the famous scientist and the center of bone carving. After that we will start our way back home; we will spend the night in Kargopol.
Day 6: Way home: submarine in Vytegra, River Svir, farm restaurant.
It is advisable to leave at 6:30 a.m. in order to have time to visit the beautiful places on the way and deliver the car on time. In the main Vytegra museum we will try on the role of a submariner in a real submarine. Then we'll admire the Svirya River - it originates in Lake Onega and flows into Ladoga. For dinner we'll have a look at a good farm restaurant where we'll taste dumplings with bears and other exotic dishes of Russian cuisine.