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  • Excellent79%
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  • Average5%
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Aug 8, 2017
“Nature and culture”
Jul 18, 2017
“A magnificant place of a magnificant nature”
Valaam Ostrov ul. Tsentralnaya d. 24, Sortavala 186756, Russia
+7 921 623-82-47
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Sorvatala is the best gateway to the Valaam Archipelago, which is one of wonders of Russia: the nature is beautiful and provides for many lovely walks and there are many interesting places of religious worship.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tina Q
Reviewed July 18, 2017

If you have a possibility to come to Valaam, don't hesitate. All the island is imbued with the spirit of Christianity and calmness. This place is perfect to stay by yourself, with your own thougths and dreams. The nature here isn't even eazy to describe...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AnnaL9099
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Go and try to spend a night there. The fresh air and beautiful scenery as well as buildings make the trip amazing !

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank danielarainer
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Valamo archipelago is one of the most besutifull areas at Ladoga. There are loads to explore, so you need your own boat. There are numerous small churches on the islands - so have you camera continiously ready.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Vennu
Reviewed December 10, 2015

i recomend stay in Valaam 1-2 days (there have hotel). Coz Valaam it is not place where i can just glimpsed. There so intersting cloister, And s lot og little church.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Mikhail K
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We don't speak Russian and had some difficultys to get informations in English how to go to Valaam without an normal excursion from Sortavala. We realy wanted to camp on Valaam, but in Sortavala we couldn't find anyone who spokes English or know if its...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank lindenblatt
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