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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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My wife and I were taken by Oleg, owner of kareliasafari.com He took us from our accomodation and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Quartu s elena
Fascinating site spoiled by inclement weather

This was an included attraction on our Moscow-St Petersburg Viking river cruise. We arrived under... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Allan C
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From River Station | from River Station, Petrozavodsk, Russia
+7 981 403-49-33
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Fabrizio113
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

3  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 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Kizhi Island (a UNESCO world heritage site) is probably the most remote, quiet, peaceful place I have ever been to. We stopped there during the Mosturflot River Victoria cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow (an excellent cruise). The island is in the middle of Lake...More

Thank jennyeccles
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
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1 March 2016|
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Response from Rytkynpera | Reviewed this property |
The Kizi Island is open for visiting from the 1st of June, so the ferries are not operating before that.