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The best camps and hotels of Russia Karelia (Lake Ladoga)

18.01.2020 Сергей Луговой

Rest in Karelia in the first place is always associated not with tourist sites, but with a relaxing holiday in nature, almost untouched by man, fishing, a bathhouse and leisurely walks through the taiga in search of mushrooms and berries. And hiking trails are just a small addition to this type of leisure.

On the territory of the republic there are more than 1000 camp sites and guest houses (not counting hotels in cities), ready to receive guests at any time of the year. In winter, lovers of ice fishing, snowmobiling and skiing come to Karelia to rest. In the summer, this untouched region is occupied by rafters, kayakers, ATV enthusiasts and anglers who prefer to fish in the warm season.

However, all but tourists with tents have one and the same question: where can you stop on the way, so as to leave the car, spend the night in the warmth and have a delicious dinner before heading to the lakes or forests of Karelia.

In the material we tried to collect a selection of the most interesting camp sites in Karelia (the description of camp sites has nothing to do with improving or worsening the pricing policy or service in them), which, in our opinion, should deserve attention from travelers. Many of them are well-known, but each has its own subtleties and price for an overnight stay.

South Karelia

First of all, it is worth starting with camp sites located in the southern part of Karelia or on the border with the Leningrad region. Nearby is St. Petersburg, where most of the guests of the republic come from.

 

Winter Cottage – Дача Винтера (about 250 km from St. Petersburg)

Дача Винтера

Hotel Winter Cottage is located 11 kilometers from the city of Sortavala on the shores of Lake Ladoga. The nearest village is the small village of Tarulinna (less than 1 kilometer). This country hotel has everything for a chic vacation, however, the price tag is much higher than other hotels nearby. People who are willing to spend relatively large amounts for their vacation come here to rest in Karelia. However, the service here is appropriate. Winter’s cottages are modern. There are rooms for people with disabilities. Of the minuses: the hotel does not rent rooms for one night. For two nights, rooms are also rarely rented, so a minimum of three nights is required.

In Winter’s Summer Cottage you can go fishing, ride a boat to Valaam, take a trip to the Mannerheim Line or to the Ruskeala Mountain Park, go to the Konevets Monastery, ride quad bikes or row boats. In winter, skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, traveling to Ruskeala or again to the Mannerheim Line or a hovercraft tour to Valaam (with established ice) are offered. A good place to stay in Karelia at the camp site.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Black Stones – Черные Камни (about 300 km from St. Petersburg)

The hostel of Karelia Black Stones is also located near the city of Sortavala – about 50 kilometers. It is located on the shore of the relatively large lake Yanisyarvi, famous for a large number of fish resources. Also nearby is the marble Ruskeala Canyon, where daily guided tours of the ground and underground parts of the park are carried out, rowing boats or bungee jumping over an artificial lake with azure-colored water.

Nearby was opened a small zoo reserve where wild animals live in nature. There are wild boars, moose, foxes, deer and other animals. Only here you can spend the whole day of your vacation in Karelia. The path to Sortavala is about 50 kilometers. Petrozavodsk is also about 300 kilometers away. So on Black Stones you can stop on the way to Central or North Karelia.

In addition to Ruskeala and the zoo, and again, fishing from this camp site is not very far from Valaam. The territory of the camp site is huge. There are cottages, baths, places for relaxation, parking, the central complex and much more. Skis, snowmobiles, ATVs are also for rent, you can pre-book excursions in jeeps. But at this camp site rental of cottages for a long term (from 2 nights) predominates. It is cheaper and more convenient. On average, a cottage is designed for 4-8 people, that is, it’s better to go to rest immediately with a large company.

There are very few double rooms in the central complex, therefore it is better to book them in advance. Check-in at the camp site is from 17.00, which is also somewhat strange, but for an additional fee there is an early check-in service. Prices for camp services are not the lowest, but not the highest. This hostel will also allow you to spend an unforgettable vacation in Karelia with amenities.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Ladoga Manor – Ладожская Усадьба (about 240 km from St. Petersburg)

Ладожская Усадьба

Ladoga Manor is another expensive camp site in Karelia with a high service level. It is located in the village of Niemelyankhovi on the shore of Lake Ladoga. This is essentially a whole cottage village, built near a reservoir. There are boats for rent on the pier. You can ride along the Ladoga skerries, run to Valaam, go fishing. Again, snowmobiles and ATVs are for rent, there is a restaurant where you can order almost any dish.

There are buggy jeeps and bike rental, as well as playgrounds. You can live for weeks at this camp site, but the prices for renting rooms are not the lowest, so it’s better not to count on budget holidays in Karelia in this place. However, for relatively large amounts, guests of the complex receive excellent service and can do anything about it.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Point on the Map – Priozersk – Точка на Карте – Приозерск (about 140 km from St. Petersburg)

The point on the Map in Priozersk does not quite apply to Karelia, but usually those who are moving in that direction usually stop at this place, so we could not mention this hotel. This is a design hotel with its own unique interior. Made simple, modern and tasteful. It is located five kilometers from Priozersk, and also very close to the marina, where Meteors depart daily to Valaam. The cost for a double room is about 5000 rubles per day for two persons.

Not quite a bit, but quite acceptable for this type of hotel. There is parking, near a beautiful forest and Lake Ladoga. Ideal for those who spend their holidays in Karelia with their car. You can come, spend the night, take a walk along Priozersk, see the Korela fortress, go to Valaam and go further towards the Ruskeala mountain park. There is a playground and a gastronomic cafe. Everything is simple and no frills. However, this simplicity does not allow holding on-site conferences or negotiations in this complex. This Karelian camp site is designed exclusively for travelers.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Point on the Map – Sortavala – Точка на Карте – Сортавала (about 280 km from St. Petersburg)

Karelian camp site The point on the Map of Sortavala is located 17 kilometers from the city and approximately the same distance from the marble canyon Ruskeala. This is again a design hotel with everything you need. There is parking, playgrounds, its own unique style, comfortable rooms and relatively low prices. The complex is located on the shore of a small lake, where in the summer you can swim or fish from the shore. For fishing on large lakes, you will have to return to the shores of Lake Ladoga or Lake Yanisyarvi. Also, the cafe of the tourist complex is not very convenient.

It stands on the highway and to have breakfast in it, you need to walk about one kilometer. However, a walk to the cafe passes through picturesque places, which smoothes the impression and somewhat distracts from the feeling of hunger. It is also better to come here by car, then you can reach the cafe in a matter of seconds. In winter, snowmobiles are rented at the camp site, and in summer you can ride ATVs. Again, from here you can always go to the Valaam Monastery or further to central Karelia towards the city of Petrozavodsk. Also a very good hostel in Karelia, where you can relax from the bustle of the city.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

13 Cordon – 13 Кордон (about 370 km from St. Petersburg)

The Karelian camp “13 Cordon” is located on the eastern side of Lake Ladoga near the village of Salmi. In the immediate vicinity of the base, the Tulemajoki River flows, and the coast of the lake itself is within easy reach. This complex was built based on the movie “Features of the National Hunt” and it specializes in fishing in Karelia and hunting in Karelia. Prices are very liberal and are quite suitable for companies of 5-8 people.

It is possible to rent small cottages with all amenities. Among the activities offered are Valaam, Ruskeala, White Bridges waterfalls, bicycles, a walk to the old Finnish hydroelectric station, a sauna, a bathhouse and much more. In certain seasons, you can hunt bear, waterfowl, pine forest, elk, hares, wild boars and so on. Instructors accompany their guests during the hunt, but game is not always guaranteed. That’s what she is hunting for. “13 Cordon” is a good place to relax in Karelia with a group of friends of interest or with family.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Dragoon Stream – Драгунский Ручей (about 50 km from St. Petersburg)

The Dragunsky Stream cottage is located in the settlement named after Morozov practically on the banks of the Neva River. Here you can go fishing, go to Shlisselburg and Oreshek, take a swim, take a walk. On the territory there is a barbecue, playgrounds and much more.

This hostel is located in close proximity to St. Petersburg. And although this is not exactly Karelia, but the meaning does not change from this. Lake Ladoga is nearby and nature is similar. Of the minuses – there is no restaurant and food needs to be prepared in the kitchen in your cottage.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Seasons – Времена Года (about 290 km from St. Petersburg)

The camp of Karelia “Seasons” is located on the northern tip of Lake Ladoga. Only 240 kilometers remain to Petrozavodsk, and about 290 kilometrs from St. Petersburg. Again, a calm and inexpensive place near the water. From here you can go to Valaam, in the mountain park of Ruskeala, go fishing and just walk through the forest. This hostel in Karelia may be convenient for those who plan to go further to Petrozavodsk.

On the territory there is a bar, barbecue and even an indoor pool, if the weather does not allow swimming in Ladoga. It also often hosts business events. The complex has special rooms for small conferences and meetings, therefore this place enjoys success in the field of business tourism, however, it is also perfect for a simple holiday in Karelia.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Annilahti (about 210 km from St. Petersburg)

Annilahti is located on the shores of Lake Ladoga very close to the Valaam archipelago. The complex is new and designed primarily for a relaxing holiday. The territory has everything you need – a restaurant, barbecue, playgrounds, parking. In summer, you can walk in the picturesque Karelian forest, and in winter you can go skiing or snowmobiling. There are boats, catamarans, ATVs, baths and saunas.

You can also always go to the marble Ruskealsky canyon, or make a pilgrimage to Valaam. The cost of rooms at this camp site of Karelia is high, however, the service is offered good. In general, this camp site has everything for those who prefer a quiet and active holiday in Karelia.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

Mandrogi Village – Мандроги (about 260 km from St. Petersburg)

 The camp site of Karelia Mandrogi is located on the Svir River, 260 kilometers from St. Petersburg. This village is completely stylized as a peasant village of the mid-19th century. On the territory there is a museum of vodka, a bathhouse, its own stable, rental boats and ATVs, a spa and much more.

Holidays here are not the cheapest, but this place is popular among entrepreneurs. There is everything to hold meetings, discuss business and simultaneously relax on the river bank, taking a steam bath. For children, craft and culinary master classes are organized. There is a playground and much more. You don’t have to get bored here.

You can book this hotel directly on our website without additional fees using the Booking system! For you, the price will not change, but this will help us in further replenishing the list of camp sites! In addition, Booking has discounts! You can also pick up other camp sites and hotels! Just copy the Russian name and paste it into the search bar!

 

This material describes only 10 camp sites in Karelia, which we considered the most interesting and different from ordinary hotels. In fact, there are hundreds of tourist complexes and hotels on the shore of Lake Ladoga where you can spend the night cheaper and easier, so everyone can find what he likes. By the link you can familiarize yourself with other offers. If you have your own camp site in Karelia or in the Leningrad region on the shores of Lake Ladoga, or a guest house, send your material in the same format, and we will gladly replenish this list!

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