Travel guide to Karelia

Facts

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Local name
Êàðåëèÿ

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

It is recommended to visit Karelia during the summertime, if you want to avoid frozen toes and red noses.

Local conditions

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Time zone

When it is 12.00 in England, it is 14.00 in Karelia.

Culture and entertainment

You can go see various classical and folk music concerts in Karelia's main city, Petrozavodsk. The city also has a small amusement park behind the ferry terminal.

Accommodation / Hotel

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Karelia's major cities have only a few hotels, differing very much in quality, and even fewer hostels, but these are usually cheap, though. Book your hotel in Karelia here

Local transport

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Taxi

You'll find taxis in Karelia's major cities.

Other transport

Buses and trains provide the best means of transport in this vast region with a sparse transport system.
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