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Boat Trip to Kizhi Island

From River Station | from River Station, Petrozavodsk, Russia
+7 981 403-49-33
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Great day trip in good weather

We got the round trip hydrofoil (not actually a boat) from Petrozavodst, and had a great time in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jincognito
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Great ethnographic trip, spring color, lovely folk music

We visited Kizhi Island on the 8th of June, at the begining of the summer season. We bought a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miriam T
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Reviewed yesterday

We got the round trip hydrofoil (not actually a boat) from Petrozavodst, and had a great time in Kizhi. Having said that it was quite a pain to get the tickets in advance, I had to a) send a copy of the passport b) send...More

1  Thank Jincognito
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Kizhi Island on the 8th of June, at the begining of the summer season. We bought a special program, ”Traditions of northern village”, including an interactiv ”music northern village ” folklore program. It was a day trip, a great experience, that deserves all...More

1  Thank Miriam T
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

My wife and I were taken by Oleg, owner of kareliasafari.com He took us from our accomodation and drove us for five hours to the shore. From there he started the hovercraft to take us to Kizhi. There he waited for our excursion and took...More

2  Thank Fabrizio113
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This was an included attraction on our Moscow-St Petersburg Viking river cruise. We arrived under lowering cloud which soon turned to drizzle, but we could see one or two of the "stages" from the ship and it looked very promising. The assembly point was next...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The boat are expensive for the country but it is the only way to get the island with helicopter. check the recent review concerning kizhi island : the church is being dismantled for repair ! I have posted a picture if you don't believe me...More

5  Thank chris p
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

A trip to Kizi island takes abour 1,5 to 2 hours by hydrofoil depending weather. You will see waterfront view of Petrozavodsk and scenery on the way to Kizi is great.

1  Thank mmikko
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Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The island is part of a vast number of islands on lake onezhs-koye. The island has a number of interesting buildings but is most famous for its wooden Orthodox Church. It is magnificent. The wood that they used has taken on a sheen that makes...More

2  Thank CamdenNSW
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our 'One Full Day' trip was organised for us by Nordic Travel and very good that it was too. Having arrived by overnight train from Moscow we were met at the railway station - the vokzal - by a local guide and after exchanging money...More

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The hydrofoil to Kizhi is something to experience. Unfortunately, it is the only way to the island. Take some sea-sickness medication if you don't have sea legs. Otherwise, just sleep it off. Wear GOOD walking shoes. Never mind how you look. Wear warm clothes if...More

1  Thank Gerty M
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Delightful visit. Cathedral is stunning and many of the other buildings are fascinating. Well worth the visit.

Thank Anthony W
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