St. Petersburg area and the Russian North


From Lake Ladoga to the Gulf of Finland.

The "Fire Ring" route

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Hiking route by backcountry of Karelian Isthmus.

6 days, 5 nights

Note: the program is indicative only and may be customized according to your preferences

Grade of difficultyeasy

Season: June to September

Group: 2 people plus Wild Russia tour leader

Land cost:  2 pax $628 per person

The price includes:
a local English speaking guide, camping gear, tents, sleeping pads, all the meals en-route, all overland transfers, special state border territory permit.

Domestic flight airfare; Over luggage if any; Personal expenses; Tips; Medical insurance are not included.



Day 1. Departure St.Petersburg by car or train and arrival to Priozersk (a town on the north) - 2.5 hours. Observation of the ancient fortress of Priozersk. Hike along the rocky lakeshore to the north. Campsite at the Small Rock Massive (granite cliffs at the Lake Ladoga). Distance to cover 10 km.
Day 2. Hike to the north and reaching the Big Rock Massive at the Yastrebinoye (Hawk's) Lake. Sheer cliffs of granite of 180 ft, which are dropping down to the lake. On this day the trail goes through typical wild landscape with pine trees forest, small forest lakes and wild berryes bushes. On the lake you can experience fishing, great swimming, lots of rock climbing and other pro-active sport activities. Distance to cover 25 km. Overnight at the campsite of "Wild Russia".
Day 3. Radial exploring the Big Rock Massive. Second night on the lake Yastrebinoye.
Day 4. Continue hike to the lake Vuoksa to the south-west. Campsite on the lake. Distance to cover 15 km.
Day 5. Hike to village Melnikovo. Distance to cover 17 km.
Day 6. Hike to the village Mullupelto. Distanse to cover 8 km. Get a train to St.Petersburg - 2.5 hours.
General information
Getting there







From Lake Ladoga to the Gulf of Finland
Lembolovo Fells
Kizhi-Kivach Waterfall
Russian North
2+2 (Kizhi + rafting)







Wild Russia / Neizvedanny Mir Company
Saint Petersburg, Fontanka embankment, 59

+7 812 703-3215

+7 812 703-3216

+7 812 703-3249

Email: info@wildrussia.spb.ru