Reset filters Apply filters
HOME HOLIDAY PLANNER ADVENTURE AND DISCOVERY BEAUTIFUL SKI DISCOVERY OF THE RUSSIAN NORTH - SKIING, NATURE AND FOLKLORE (KL-08)

Beautiful Ski Discovery of The Russian North - Skiing, Nature And Folklore (KL-08)

Group size
2-10 people
Season
Winter
Duration
8 days
Departs
Sunday
Starts
Moscow
Ends
Moscow
Countries
Russia
Cities
Moscow, Archangel region
Price
from £1,395
Reservation
View dates and prices
Our cross-country ski routes run along the ancient Russian woodlands in the Archangel region, the frozen inlets of lakes in the Kenozero national park area and through old traditional villages, where beautiful treasures of Russian wooden architecture can be found.

Enjoy the quiet beauty of the Russian North and plenty of snow, try tasty local meals and the heat of the Russian Banya in the evenings. Interactive workshops in traditional crafts will complement your experience. Our skiing itinerary will take us to and hidden village of Archangel region. It is a perfect way to enjoy the Russian winter.

Apart from the amazing winter landscapes of the Russian North, you will also have a chance to visit the capital of Russia – Moscow where you will have a guided walling city centre tour and visit the Red Square and the famous Moscow underground.

SAVE UP TO £150 PER PERSON
THE SOONER YOU BOOK, THE HIGHER DISCOUNT YOU GET. SALE ENDS 15 MARCH 2021
FREE CANCELLATION UP TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE DEPARTURE
Visit "Special Offers" to get discount codes and view the sale calendar
IncludedServices included in the package price.
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
Optional extras and upgradesMake your trip more rewarding. View options.
Practical informationAll you need to know about Go Russia packages.
Moscow
Day 1 — Sunday
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Arrival in Moscow. Our driver will meet you in the arrival sector with a Go Russia sign board. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 — Monday
Red Square, St. Basil`s & Lenin Mausoleum Guided Tour
Moscow City Tour by Car
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
During the tour we will walk around major cultural and historical points in Moscow. We will visit Lubyanka Square - the world-famous KGB centre of the Soviet epoch, and the Teatralnaya Square next to Bolshoi Theatre. Then we will continue our walk through the small central streets and lanes where every building has its own unique and interesting story. We will visit the Red Square arguably one of the most famous squares in the world. In the evening transfer to the railway station. Our driver will meet you with a Go Russia sign board at the lobby of the hotel. Departure to the Russian North.
show full description hide full description
Train: Moscow - Archangel region
Day 2 — Monday
Night train: Moscow - Archangel region
Archangel region
Day 3 — Tuesday
Transfer to Lekshmozero village
Short circle skiing itinerary
Russian banya
Daily skiing distance: 2-3 km
We meet a local guide at the railway station and transfer to Lekshmozero village (160 km). After lunch we try on the skiing equipment and go for a short circle itinerary (2-3 km). We will also visit a small local ecological museum. In the evening a Russian banya (steam sauna) will be waiting for you. Daily skiing distance: 2-3 km.
Day 4 — Wednesday
Skiing to Maselga village and up to Khizhgora Hill
Workshop in traditional crafts
Daily skiing distance: up to 18 km
After breakfast we set out from Lekshmozero village for a day radial itinerary. On our way we will visit a small local Maselga village and go up Khizhgora Hill to see the wooden church of Alexander Svirsky, a Russian monk of the Valaam Monastery from XV century. In the late afternoon we return to Lekshmozero. In the evening we will enjoy a workshop in making traditional crafts of the Kargopol area (clay toy or similar). Daily skiing distance: up to 18 km.
Day 5 — Thursday
Skiing to Naglimozero and Sargozero lakes
Workshop in birch bark weaving
Daily skiing distance: 20 km
After breakfast we leave Lekshmozero for a day circle itinerary to Naglimozero and Sargozero lakes. On our way we will stop at the old wooden house-cell of the last monk of Naglimozero and the cross commemorating a destroyed old church. In the evening we enjoy dinner and workshop in birch bark weaving. Daily skiing distance: 20 km.
Day 6 — Friday
Skiing on the Lekshmozero lake to the sacred Fir Tree
Daily skiing distance: up to 25 km
Today we will go on the Lekshmozero lake to the sacred Fir Tree which is growing on the site of the former Cyril Chelmogorsky monastery and then further to Trufanovo village. On our way across the lake we may see the traditional way of winter fishing with nets set under the ice. We return to Lekshmozero in the evening. Daily skiing distance: up to 25 km.
Day 7 — Saturday
Transfer to Kargopol
Kargopol city tour and visit to the local museum
After breakfast we say farewell to our welcoming hosts. Transfer to Kargopol (160 km) - a small town situated on both sides of the Onega River. Kargopol is well know in Russia for its small simple clay figures painted in traditional style. After a guided visit to the local museum we will have a short walk around the town and enjoy local wooden houses and white stone churches. There will be some free time before going to the train station. You will travel on a comfortable fast train to Moscow.
show full description hide full description
Train: Archangel region - Moscow
Day 7 — Saturday
Night train: Archangel region - Moscow
You will travel on a comfortable fast train to Moscow. Both 1st (2 berth) and 2nd (4 berth) compartments are available. Clean linen, including sheets, towels, blankets and pillows are provided for each berth. Arrival early in the morning.
Moscow
Day 8 — Sunday
Transfer from the railway station to the airport
Transfer to the international airport
show full description hide full description
Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Comfort
Year of travel
2021
Accommodation in the Archangel region. You will experience real Russian life and hospitality in a village and stay in a wooden house with WC facilities outside.
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Train upgrade Book
04/02/2021 - 11/02/2021 £1,395 / £1,695 - / £695 £75 book now
11/02/2021 - 18/02/2021 £1,395 / £1,695 - / £695 £75 book now
18/02/2021 - 25/02/2021 £1,395 / £1,695 - / £695 £75 book now
25/02/2021 - 04/03/2021 £1,395 / £1,695 - / £695 £75 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section “Included” in the tour description.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
  6. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
Tour Route
Your trip route visualisation
Alternative Tours
These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Russia