If you are going to Solovki, think about your luggage. In June and August, Solovki is pretty cool, so warm clothes this time of year are necessary. For a journey by sea in any month bring a warm jacket or warm sweater and a windbreaker. For rainy days it is better to take waterproof shoes and a raincoat (umbrella is not convenient). Be sure to have comfortable shoes. When visiting temples and monasteries women have to take a long skirt and a scarf.
It is useful to have additional batteries and memory cards for your cameras. Products are not necessarily, you can buy them on Solovki and in retail outlets on the route.
Be sure to take medications, personal items and insect repellent.
Remember that service quality on the Solovki islands is low. You won’t be able to get a better ship, go to an expensive restaurant, or get a free Wi-Fi.
The only mobile operators on the islands are MEGAFON AND MTS. BEELINE, TELE-2 and other operators do not work. Internet is still limited, so it is unlikely that you will be able to connect to it. Bank cards are accepted only in a couple of places, so we advise to take cash with you.
Journey to the Solovetsky Islands is associated with certain risks, about which we are obliged to warn you. Please observe all safety rules that are required during excursions and in transport.
Weather on the Islands is very changeable. You should plan one extra day in case of a storm at sea. Besides, you need to bring cash for additional expenses in case of force majeure. The company does not pay for force majeure!
To avoid confusion, please do not interfere with the local population of the city of Kem and Solovki settlement. Address your guide to solve problems if any.
According to the law, please do not insult the feelings of believers!
The company reserves the right to refuse service to a tourist in case of improper conduct, of being in a state of alcoholic or narcotic intoxication, and also under the influence of psychotropic drugs. To establish all the circumstances a police officer will accompany the client to the police station and then to a local clinic for medical examination. In this case we do not make are refund!
All of the mentioned above happens very rarely, but still happens. And when you are warned, you are armed and ready!
Tourist club “polar Aurora” offers an unforgettable helicopter flight from St. Petersburg to the Holy places. We take a responsible approach to the safety and comfort of our tourists, we offer you modern helicopters for flights to Kizhi, Valaam, Solovki, as well as for routes in Karelia, which can be agreed on an individual basis. […]