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Northern Karelia, a real Mecca for water tourism

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Evgeniy Sribny

Karelia (The Republic of Karelia with the capital in the city of Petrozavodsk, located in the northwest of Russia) is home to more than 60,000 lakes — some large, some tiny, as well as 27,000 rivers...
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... thanks to which Karelia is a real Mecca for fans of water tourism.
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One of the most popular activities in northern Karelia among water tourists is rafting on the Okhta river. The many lakes connected by sections of river rapids make it interesting and dynamic. The route begins at Lake Muezero.
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Rafting on the Suna river is perfect for “rookies.” It’s also the best option for family vacations and water tours for children. It offers the best combination of easy rapids, soft-flowing stretches, lakes and picturesque scenery.
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Sports rafting on the rough, northern Chirka-Kem river is for adrenaline junkies. There are dozens of black-run rapids with violent breakers and two-meter runoffs...
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The journey along the Lake Ladoga skerries is one of the most scenic routes in southern Karelia.
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The best time for rafting in Karelia is July and August. The summer months are pleasant not only for the hot weather and sun-warmed water, but also the abundance of forest berries.
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The myriad Karelian rivers are every water tourist’s dream. Here you’ll have no trouble finding a route of any complexity.
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Not surprisingly, water tourism in Karelia is one of the most popular forms of recreation. Another reason is that the main excursion routes are centered around Karelia’s island sights — the Kizhi open-air museum and the Valaam Monastery.
May 24, 2015
Tags: extreme, nature, travel

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