SolovkiThe SOLOVETSKY ISLANDS with INSTYLE TOUR ONLINE
The Solovetsky Islands (often referred to as Solovki) are six islands located in the forbidding waters of the White Sea in northern Russia, just 165km from the Arctic Circle. Known for their scenic beauty but difficult to access even today. The islands have long been used for both retreat and exile.The SOLOVETSKY ISLANDS with INSTYLE TOUR ONLINE
Founded in the 15th century, Solovetsky Monastery was one of Russia’s most famous and holy monasteries. And became a major pilgrimage destination. But it was also a place of exile, and in the 20th century it was used as a brutal Soviet prison camp at which over a million prisoners died. Today, Solovetsky Monastery is a World Heritage Site, museum, and home to a handful of monks.
Tourists will get acquainted with a variety of landscapes, with the peculiarities of the climate, learn about the animal and plant world of the Solovetsky Islands, will have an opportunity to observe the beluga whales. Solovki is one of the few places on the planet where white whales come to reproduce the offspring - white whales.Smart trip to Solovki
The distance from the village to the beginning of the ecological path is 7 km. This part of the way tourists cross on the bus. The length of the forest ecological path is 6 km. This part of the way the excursionists walk on foot accompanied by a guide.
Excursion on the boat is impossible, as the noise of the motors scares the beluga whales, and there have also been cases of animal injury, in connection with which there is a threat of the departure of the Beluga herd from the Solovetsky Islands.
Abstract: Walking tour on the ecological path to the White Sea coast to Cape Beluzhy.
Visitors will see a grandiose hydraulic structure - a man-made boulder 1,2 km long, connecting the islands of Bolshaya Solovetsky. Bolshaya Muksalma, amazing landscapes, and also get acquainted with the history of the Sergius Skete of the Solovetsky Monastery.
Note: the distance from the excursion department to the pier in the Bay of Long Bay (5 km) and back visitors pass on foot. The journey time from the pier in the Long Bay to the island of Bolshaya Muksalma is 40 minutes. Excursion is conducted in the absence of storm warning.
Abstract: Boat trip on the boat along the picturesque Gulf of Long Bay to the island of Bolshaya Muksalma.
Duration: 5 hours.
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Sightseeing tour around the Solovki Monastery.
Trip to the Solovki Monastery
The tour introduces visitors to the history of the Solovetsky Monastery. Tourists visit the territory of the central complex of the monastery, operating temples, monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, objects of economic activities of the monastery, Solovki fortress. Trip to the Solovki Monastery
Note: the tour is pedestrian, it is recommended, first of all, for visitors staying on the island for 1 day.