South of the Gulf of Finland and NK Roerich Museum – Day 1: south of the Gulf of Finland

We'll take the dam to Kronstadt, look at the lighthouses of different centuries. We'll take a ride along the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, exploring the "Kurgal Reserve". In the evening we'll warm up in a noisy English pub in Kingisepp.
South of the Gulf of Finland and NK Roerich Museum

Trip duration: 2 days

Ksenia Beskova

Skoda Yeti

Музей маячной службы

History Museums

The road over the dam led us to a unique museum, and also to the city of Kronstadt. The evolution of the lamps on the lighthouses is clear. In the half-dark room of Fresnel's lens. The staff is pleased with the guests and ready to give a tour even for one visitor, boasting new additions to the collection.

Шепелёвский маяк


Continuing the theme of beacons. A cast-iron tower made by the hands of French craftsmen. Graffiti of Soviet militarism on the walls of buildings, a sandy beach. Next to the tower, overlooking the lighthouse from above and the coast of the Gulf of Finland.

Кафе Норд-Вест


The laconic interior of the place. Quick service and large portions. We'll walk along the natural reserve and have a snack at the cafe.

Кургальский заповедник

Nature Preserves

At present, the Kurgala Reserve remains a place where the negative impact of humans remains minimal. Variety of flora and fauna. Unexpectedly, a road made of stones, probably a reminder of the war 30s, can be found in the forest wilderness. A sandy beach, waves of lambs and huge juniper. The smell of pine resin and sea.

Кресто-Воздвиженская Церковь


The church is located not far from the highway, in the middle between Tallinn and St. Petersburg. It is still in Russian-Byzantine style. It is surrounded by a neat old apple orchard. Let's rest in the shade of the trees.

Gazpromneft filling station #74

The Collection

Gastropubs, Irish Pubs

It's a popular place in Kingisepp. In the evening the pub is filled with locals, spend time with a glass of Belgian beer. The menu includes both mash cutlets and roasted catfish. The staff is attentive and quick to respond to your desires.