Lakes and rivers of Karelia
The image of Karelia is connected first of all with the territory of blue lakes. Actually, there are a lot of lakes – over 61 thousand. Their quantity falling to 1 thousand sq. km region of Karelia confidently wins first place not only in Russia but also among regions of the world.
Lakes are very different in size varying from small lakes of lambesc (“was”), private and anonymous, until the largest in Europe Ladoga and lake Onega. The lake, which area is up to 1 sq. km. prevail, but there are many large lakes, which area is up to 10 or more sq. km. and 20 lakes exceed 100 sq. km Area is covered by lakes in Karelia makes 11.4% of its entire territory, which is clearly more than in the neighbouring state of Finland, and almost twice as much than in the region of Murmansk.
Many lakes take the beginning of tectonic movements of the terrestrial crust, but most appeared due to the ploughing of the earth’s crust by glaciers during the movement many millions of years ago. First deeper, they usually extended shape, have high rocky and often very steep banks and there are not enough Islands. The configuration of glacial lakes began more different – they discerned many Islands, bays, passageways and pretty little depth. However, very often lakes have mixed the beginning and it brings Continue reading
Now in the nature reserve “Vishera” is the most colorful season – fall. Colorful lakes and waterfalls of river Gypsy, mountain panoramas of the Hearth and the highest point of Perm Krai mount Tulym will delight all lovers of the quiet autumn beauty. On 15 October the reserve’s ecotrail is closed until next summer. Hurry to apply for the end of the tourist season in the nature reserve “Vishera”!
Every year the romance of the taiga hikes attracts a lot of travelers on ecological trails of the reserve “Vishera”. These include both experienced tourists and ordinary people badly representing the specific nature Pesce-water trips on the edge of pristine taiga. Colorful Golden autumn time presents special challenges for the routes due to weather conditions that are often less favourable than in the summer.
So that your holiday does not become a difficult and dangerous trek with elements of survival, we offer you to familiarize yourself with the reminder of the reserved tourist.
Preparing to visit the reserve Vishera, you have to understand that it’s remote from civilization mountain-taiga terrain where no roads, towns, and cellular communication. The beauty of these places opened only after Continue reading
The Republic of Karelia since ancient times was called as the Lake district. And among the huge number of its lakes Ladoga stands out for its vast expanses.
On Ladoga lake more than 600 Islands(among them the famous island of Valaam). area exceeding 1 hectare.Most of them(over 500) are located in the Northern part of the lake. Many Islands separated by a maze of narrow channels, in which nothing is lost to an inexperienced traveler, give a special beauty to this part of lake Ladoga, called the skerries area. The intricate shapes of the rocky Islands, reaching sometimes a height of 60— 70 m, combined with the dismembered shores of the continent, in which deeply cut into numerous and different from each other bays.
How beautiful shores of the lake! Hostess-the nature has taken care of that there is no monotony in the Kingdom. If you cross the Ladoga, we can see how diverse, unique and beautiful view of its banks. Wide open was given the southern part of the lake are replaced in Northern rocky ridges, referred to here as “fences”, and the rocks moulded by the glacier “the mutton foreheads”. Around a mysterious forest with mighty trees, thickets of juniper and the moss-covered boulders. The lake penetrates deeply into the rocky Continue reading