Fishing in Karelia, rest in Karelia
Karelia is situated in the North-West of the European part. In the East it is washed by the White sea, in the South – Ladoga and Onega lakes. On the West it borders with Finland. On the territory of 172,4 thousand sq. km. are 23 districts, 12 towns, 12 urban-type settlements.
The most important and largest cities – Petrozavodsk, Sortavala, Kem, Kondopoga, Medvezhyegorsk, Belomorsk, Segezha. The capital of the Republic – Petrozavodsk.
The nature of this region is very unique – hills and plains and endless ridges of boulders, granite cliffs, vast spaces of forests, the largest lake of the country and thousands of small lakes, wild rivers and waterfalls.
The image of Karelia associates first of all with the land of blue lakes. Indeed, here is extremely a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. By their number per 1 thousand sq. km. area, Karelia confidently takes the first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.
Karelian lakes are very different in size – from small “lambesc”, closed and ring, to the largest in Europe – Ladoga and Onega. Dominate the lake with a surface area up to 1 sq km, but much larger, up to 10 or more square kilometres, and 20 of them exceed 100 sq. km. Total number of lakes in Karelia is 11.4%, which is considerably higher than its neighbor Finland, and almost 2 times higher than in the Murmansk region. The most dense network of lakes in the North of the Republic. The largest lakes – Ladoga, Onega, Vygozero, Topozero, Pyaozero. About 18% of the area is covered by swamps. The total number of rivers and streams Karelia comes to 11200. A characteristic feature of the Karelian rivers is actually frequent alternation of river lake sites with. The largest rivers Kem, Vyg, Suna, Vodla, Kovda, Shuya. The largest waterfall Kivakka (12 m) on the Olanga R., IPC (13,6 m) – on the Vuonninen, Bolshoi Padun (18 m.) – on the winch, the White Bridges (19 m) at Calismalari, Kivach (10,7 m). You have to admire them for hours.
Despite the fact that Karelia is the Northern area of the country, the climate here is relatively mild, it combines features of continental and Maritime: mild and cool winters, short cool summers, high relative humidity, a small temperature range. The climate of Karelia is determined by the proximity of the ocean’s warm Gulf stream, the large number of lakes and forests. This area stands in the way of the Atlantic cyclones, which bring winter thaw and summer rains. Rainfall occurs mostly in summer. The wettest months – August, September. The average monthly temperature in February from -9 C to -13 C, in July from +14 C to +16 C. the Maximum summer temperature reaches +30 C. the Summer prevailing winds are variable directions: South and South-West winds bring warm weather, North and North-East – cool, rainy.
The vegetation of Karelia diversity is no different. More than half of the entire area of the Republic is covered with forests (mostly coniferous with dominance of pine). Deciduous forests (birch, alder, aspen) occupy a small part of the territory. The forests are rich in blueberries, bilberries, cranberries, cloudberries and mushrooms.
The animal world of Karelia is rich and diverse. There are reindeer, brown bear, elk, lynx, marten, Wolverine, badger, otter, wolf, Fox, squirrel, etc. are common among reptiles snakes and vipers. More than 200 species of birds. Are home to capercaillie, black grouse, hazel grouse, partridge, etc. a Variety of water birds: Loon, grebe, ducks, geese, swans. In the rivers and lakes of Karelia are ubiquitous perch, pike, Zander, sea trout, trout, whitefish, grayling, Arctic char, burbot, Lapusna, etc.
Natural conditions, landscapes and historical monuments led to the popularity of Karelia as one of the major centers of tourism.
Cozy corners, the presence of fish in the ponds, berries and mushrooms in the forests will make Your holiday unforgettable.