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Christoph Lingg


I booked my stay at hotel Gallery in Perm through Ost-West and can only recommend Ost-West as well as the hotel, which is clean, nice and charming!

Jussi Itkonen


We booked excursion to Tsarskoje Selo for 6 people via Ostwest's website. Confirmation came the next day and guide Svetlana met us in hour hotel. She knew everything and we spent information packed 5 hours learning so much about past and also present in St. Petersburg.

Max Ockum


Ich habe meine Transfers vom Flughafen zum Hafen in St.Petersburg und vom Hafen zum Airport in Moskau über Natalia Zolotareva gebucht. Der Kontakt war hervorragend. Die Transfers wurden pünktlich und zu voller Zufriedenheit durchgeführt. Vielen Dank an Natalia und Ihre Fahrer.

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General City Information

Mooring zone in Petrozavodsk

Mooring zone in Petrozavodsk

Like many other cities in Russia Petrozavodsk was founded by Peter the Great. Initially, the factory was built on his orders in 1703. The site was founded on the bank of Onega Lake somewhat 420 km North-East from St. Petersburg in the delta of the rivers Lososinka and Neglinka. A settlement called Petrovskaya was built. In 1777 it became a town with the name Petrozavodsk.

Today it is the capital of the Republic of Karelia. It’s an administrative, scientific, cultural, and tourist center of the region. It easily reached from St. Petersburg by night train. The town is a lovely place with approximately 280.000 inhabitants. This is about as much as 35% of the whole Karelian population!

Beauties of nature in Petrozavodsk

Beauties of nature in Petrozavodsk

The most popular meeting place for the Karelians and an attraction for the tourists is the Onega quay, which became an open-air museum. There you can see the sculptures, which were given to the town by its seven partner cities. It takes only 1.5 hours by wing boat to reach Kishi—the famous island. From the end of May to the end of September the wing boats are departing daily. The island, which is a monument to Russian timber architecture, doesn’t have any motor traffic. A visit to Kishi is one of the most exciting day trips one might make from Petrozavodsk. There you will witness traditional life set amongst timber buildings of the 18th century.

A view of Petrozavodsk

A view of Petrozavodsk

Karelia is known for its picturesque settings and its healing waters. The first spa in Russia was “Marzianbad” built as far back as the 18th century. The second well-known resort is Kivatsh. It is only 60 km away from Petrozavodsk. It is a health center and a national park.

We are happy to offer you an invitation letter free when you book your accommodation with us!

  • Hotels in Petrozavodsk
    Here you will find a list of hotels in Petrozavodsk with a reservation option. You may book any of the listed hotels via our agency and get a reduced price. If you book your hotel with us, your visa support (letter of invitation for a Russian visa) will be free of charge. If you are interested in booking a different hotel in Petrozavodsk, please, contact us.
  • Sightseeing in Petrozavodsk
    Petrozavodsk is located on Onega Lake, so there are a lot of exciting things a tourist might do. Here you will find a list of excursions and day trips we recommend. On request, extra excursions can be organised. If you are interested in this option, please, contact us
  • Transfer in Petrozavodsk
    Here you will find a list of our transportation services (including the rent-a-car option). We offer individual transfers by private car and group transfers by bus. Usually the transfer does not include a guide, but it's possible to arrange this. The guide (who speaks one of the available languages) will accompany you to your accommodation and will generally show you around.