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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best you can do in Petrozavodsk is to go to Kizhi by boat through Onega Lake. This is the second largest lake in Europe. From the deck you will see untouched forest. And at one moment a beautiful picture will open: the unique wooden...More

Thank Dmytro S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Kizhi Island was a stop on our river cruise from St. Petersburg and Moscow. The 3-tiered Transfiguration Church dates from 1714 and the Church of Intercession was built entirely of wood with NO nails. It is not heated in the winter, so it is called...More

Thank AmandaOldRog
Reviewed 14 July 2018

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
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
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

6  Thank chris p
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
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Its really easy to get there by boat, don't swim there, and walk there, just take a boat there. Its not that difficult.

Thank Morgan M
Reviewed 24 September 2015

In the summer season the hydrofoils to Kizhi island, although very expensive for the Russian standard (we paid the return ticket 2750 rubles per person, about 40 Euros; but I understand that the Russian citizens pay half), are packed. So when we applied at the...More

7  Thank Brun066
Reviewed 15 January 2015

Russians can be quite strange and you will see this on the journey to Kizhi. First time I ever saw people sunbathing standing up!

1  Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 22 December 2014

We sailed out of St. Petersburg on the M/S Rossia, a beautiful boat with an outstanding crew and hospitality. It was a leisurely cruise toward Moscow. The scenery along the Volga reminded me of autumn in upstate NY; the white birch trees and the red,...More

4  Thank Jon L
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