If you make up your mind to spend a weekend or vacation in Karelia or to come here with children for winter holidays, you will have a unique opportunity to see winter Kizhi - the gem of Russian wooden architecture and the wonder of the northern nature. The main attraction of the museum is the world famous architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost. It is the first site in Russia inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO together with the Moscow Kremlin and the historic center of St. Petersburg.
You can find detailed information about winter tourist programs on Kizhi Island and new season’s offers on our website!
Winter vacation on Kizhi Island is a real adventure that will live in your memory for long years!
The restaurant on Kizhi Island offers a variety of dishes of Karelian cuisine and, of course, flavoured Kizhi tea. Kizhi is not only a beautiful place to see, this is something really tasty as well!
If you freeze during the tour around the island you can always get warm in the heated tent, where you can hide from the wind near the fireplace. There are also heated WC’s and special smoking areas on the island.
A wide range of additional excursion programs for all ages and interests.
Audio Guide can help you to make your own trip through the main exhibition; it is available in Russian, English, Finnish, French and Chinese.
No matter when you arrive and where you come from… Kizhi is a miracle you haven’t seen yet!
During the winter time the most convenient way to get to the island is to go by hovercraft: from the end of December until the middle of January the winter navigation from Petrozavodsk is impossible, and the most comfortable way to Kizhi starts from the village of Velikaya Guba; from the middle of January until March hovercraft starts from Petrozavodsk.
The Kizhi Museum offers tourist programs with a transfer included (Petrozavodsk – Kizhi - Petrozavodsk). You can book a tourist program with transfer on our website or in a museum ticket-office in Petrozavodsk (Fedosova St., 19).
PLEASE NOTE! If you couldn’t find a convenient date in our schedule, contact us to organize your trip to Kizhi Island!
You can also get to Kizhi Island in alternative ways. For more information, see here.
There are no guest houses or hotels on Kizhi Island due to the restrictions of a protected area. However, many guest houses are located around the island. Their owners are happy to help you to combine the sightseeing of UNESCO sites with your active vacation options like hiking in forests and exploring surrounding islands. For more details, see here
Kizhi Museum now offers gift certificate for 500, 1000, 2000 rubles. This is a perfect gift for those who are interested in history, culture and ethnography of Karelia. You can use it to buy excursion programs with transfer to the island of Kizhi. Children can participate in various activities in the exhibition hall of Kizhi Museum in Petrozavodsk. Gift certificate is valid for all the summer and winter museum excursions programs to the island of Kizhi with transfer, excursion service in the exhibition halls of Kizhi Museum in Petrozavodsk and any other services of the museum in Petrozavodsk and on the island of Kizhi: lectures, workshops, museum quests and classes, etc.
We are glad to help you in organizing your trip to Kizhi!