KARELIA & KOLA PENINSULA Adventure Tour – 30/05 – 15/06/2020
Karelia is a pearl of northwestern Russia. It is a land located between the White Sea and Finland. Almost a third of the territory is occupied by water reservoirs, 26 thousand rivers and 60 thousand lakes, including the well-known 4 × 4 iconic events, the largest in Europe by Ladoga and Onega. Karelia is 173,000 sq km of surface area inhabited by only 716,000 people. Most of them, as much as 4%, live in the capital of the region, the city of Petrozavodsk. It is easy to imagine how wild this region is and how many wonderful views and natural circumstances are waiting for us there. During our trip, apart from visiting St. Petrsburg, j. Ladoga and j. Onega, we will visit the holy mountain of Sami, we will reach the Chibin Mountains, we will ride the beaches of the White Sea. In addition to visiting Karelia, the purpose of our trip will be located behind the Arctic Circle, on the Kola Peninsula, the city of Murmansk. In the far north we will also visit the city of Zapolyarny famous for its deepest geological borehole in the world. A hole in the ground reaches up to 12 km deep into our planet. The village of Teribierka on the coast of the Barents Sea where a large artillery battery was located from which apparently not even a single shot was fired. Of course, we also plan to hunt for the northern lights. Return by another route through Russia or alternatively through Finland where, if we have enough time, we will look to Santa Claus in Rovaniemi and the Bothnian Bay. From Finland to Estonia we will cross the ferry Helsinki – Talin. Cost about 100 euros / car. As usual, on our expeditions we will look for interesting places, inaccessible roads – a real 4 × 4 expedition awaits us. As on our expeditions, apart from the beauty of the landscape, contact with people is also important, we will try to find accommodation in private houses in small villages.
Acomodation TypeCamps Tents
Tour StyleOwn cars
Tour Difficulty Level
Group SizeMin. 3 - Max. 6 cars
The total distance of the expedition is about 7000 km. Apart from the sections leading through EU countries, the main part of the route runs on very bad asphalt, gravel and unpaved roads. Before leaving, make sure that the vehicle is ready for a difficult and long journey.
Since the destination is outside the European Union, you must have a passport and valid entry visas.
- green card – car insurance
- resp. authorization to use the car in the case of company cars, leasing cars, etc.
- additional medical expenses insurance
- valid passport
- Russian tourist visa
MIN. NUMBER OF CARS – 3
MAX. NUMBER OF CARS – 6
The condition of registering the application and participation in the expedition is the payment of a non-returnable symbolic deposit * 100 EUR up to 7 days from the date of application.
The deposit is returned if the expedition is canceled by the organizer
- guarantees of fun
- rest from everyday hustle and bustle
- 4×4 unforgettable adventure
- free car review in our service before and after the trip
- the presence 24/7 of an experienced representative of East Adventure 4×4.
- package of photos from the trip for each participantsouvenir
- souvenir gadgets
- bad humor
- fuel costs,
- entrance costs to parks, museums, etc.
- accommodation costs at campsites or in pensions and hotels.
RECOMMENDED CAMPING EQUIPMENT
- roof tent or any other type
- sleeping bags (recommended thermal comfort min. 0 C)
- tourist stove & fuel
- kitchen dishes
- tourist chairs and table.
- technical water canister min. 20L
- we recommend taking a well-stocked first aid kit and a supply of necessary medicines
- an effective insect repellent
Camping accommodation in tents “in the wild”. Occasionally hotels or home-stays will be available. The participants prepare their own meals. We recommend doing basic grocery shopping, such as cans, ready meals, coffee, tea, etc., before leaving. We plan several meals in local restaurants so that everyone has the opportunity to get acquainted with the local cuisine. It is a good idea to take EUR/US dollars with you and exchange them for local currency. Alternatively, you can use ATMs. Small shops and gas stations do not always accept payments in euros, much less by card.
- steel offroad bumpers
- 20L fuel canister
- AT or MT tires
- off-road equipment: straps, shackles.
- CB radio
LIST OF SPARE PARTS
- oils for engine, gearbox, diff’s and transferbox
- set of basic tools
- set of bulbs
- a reflective vest
- spare keys
- brake pads front / rear