Karelia National Parks
More than 160 protected areas includesthemselves natural-reserved fund of the republic. Among them - and wildlife sanctuaries, and national parks. Karelia boasts a unique nature, which becomes the object of close attention of many tourists.
Three Karelia national parks occupy a total of about 300 hectares of territory of the republic:
- The nearest village to "Paanajärvi" Pjaozersky called, and the park is spread in Louhi region.
- Relict boreal forest and its inhabitants - the main wealth of the park "Vodlozersky" in Pudozh region of the republic.
- Old-growth pine forests in the park "Kalevala" - a source of pride inhabitants of Kostomuksha city council, where the administration of the protected zone.
Edge of the taiga forests
"Vodlozersky" became the first national park in Karelia. Decree of its formation was signed in 1991, and since then a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve was visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Huge interest for tourists is notjust watching the wild animals that live in the present Karelian taiga, but also the opportunity to stay active. Park staff organize special educational programs for students, guided tours and walks along the lakes and rivers, provide hiking trails. Boats and gear you can rent, and all the questions will answer willingly professional guides-conductors. . Park Site "Vodlozersky - www.vodlozero.ru Administration is located at Petrozavodsk, Park Street, 44. Phone number - (8142) 764 417..
Melodious name "Paanajärvi" this nationalPark Karelia gave the lake - the deepest in Fennoscandia. The reserve was established in 1992 and offers visitors spectacular scenery with rugged rapids rivers, virgin forests and snow-capped mountain peaks.
Permission to visit the park gives itadministration in the village Pjaozersky. Tour cost is better to clarify the official site - www.paanajarvi-park.com. The right to discount tickets have to be up to 18, large families, pensioners and some other categories of visitors, and kids up to 7 years and the Second World War veterans invited to the park for free. Minimum price excursions - from 200 rubles.
To the sacred stones
Excursion to the young national park in the Republic of KareliaKostomuksha district enjoy both children and adults. At 700 square meters. km is a huge number of natural attractions, the most famous of which - Waterfalls Kyaunas, Saami sacred stones seids and pine groves with ancient trees with bronze bark.
"Kalevala" national park - place force Karelia ancient peoples. It was here that was created national epic "Kalevala" and since the nature of these places is almost unchanged.
Details on the work of the park are available on site - www.kalevalsky-park.ru.