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Northern frontier discovery: Karelia & Kizhi island

Written by Anna Schneider on 11th Nov 2017
Karelia Kizhi Island Russia

This short detour from either Moscow or St Petersburg gives you the chance to explore some of the most remarkable historical and natural landmarks of Karelia, a republic with its own unique culture bordering Finland and the White Sea.

Your tour begins in Petrozavodsk, the largest city in Karelia and the gateway to Kizhi Island, the most visually spectacular cultural site in Karelia. We’ll reach Kizhi by fast boat, giving us plenty of time to explore the World Heritage Listed Kizhi Pogost, a collection of 17th and 18th-century churches, elaborately and fantastically crafted purely out of wood. READ MORE

Valley of volcanoes adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 26th Feb 2014
Valley of Volcanoes

Siberia has always been associated with intrigue and mystery: with its raw nature, incredible landscapes and many dense Taiga woods. The Valley of Volcanoes is located in the Eastern Sayan Mountain Range, which stretches across 800 km from the southern extremity of Lake Baikal to the Yenisei River in the Northwest. READ MORE

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56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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