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Space on Earth - Ruskeala Mountain Park

Space on Earth - Ruskeala Mountain Park
Starts from

Saint Petersburg


3 Days


By Car


675 km






History and CultureArts and CreativityActive Leisure🎅 Winter Trips
In order to see a different reality, it is not necessary to look for an opportunity to fly to the other end of the globe. It is enough to pack your bags and head towards perhaps one of the most amazing natural places in the Karelian region - Ruskeala Mountain Park. Once in these surroundings, you will surely forget about civilization and city life. Among numerous canyons you will feel real unity with the nature and catch zen.
Before your trip be sure to check the official website of the park, perhaps you will be lucky enough to get to the ice sculpture festival "Mystery of the Deep", which takes place in winter. And sometimes the park hosts concerts! For example, during the Ruskeala Symphony Festival the Karelian Symphony Orchestra played classics, rock and the Beatles. Moreover, one could even hear DJ sets.
Darina Frantz
Darina Frantz
Travel Expert
  • Try active trekking in the Ruskeala National Park.
  • Strike a bell in an abandoned Kirch.
  • See famous works of Gogolev.
  • Conquer mountain slopes of the ski resort.
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Ladoga beauties
Day 1172 km610 m

Ladoga beauties

The first day of the route will be full of spectacular stops in the protected areas of endless forests and lakes that wash them. In the afternoon you will arrive in Priozersk and visit the famous ancient fortress Korela, and stay overnight at the picturesque coast of the river Vuoksa.
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Wonderful land
Day 2189 km

Wonderful land

You'll remember this day for a long time. You will finally reach Ruskeala Nature Park and you will realize how creatively nature has approached the creation of these places, as if an artist and sculptor had formed in tandem the images of these beauties. On the way you will also stop at the famous K.A. Gogolev Cultural and Exhibition Centre and admire his skilful woodcarving. Be sure to charge the phones and free your memory, you will have a huge number of new pictures.
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The journey home, but with interesting stops
Day 3313 km

The journey home, but with interesting stops

Today you are going back to the Leningrad region. On your way you will come across a lot of interesting places. Spend this day in a great mood, there are still many adventures ahead!
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