Karelia

During the adventure through the beautiful wild woods you will discover the wonder world of the "Thousand Lakes Country". This will allow to see Old Rus and present-day Russia, its cultural and sport life.
Lying on the North from St.Petersburg between the Gulf of Finland (Baltic sea) and Ladoga lake (the largest lake of Europe), the isthmus has formed its present shape during the Ice Age. In spite of their small elevation (200 m), the hills and moraines form a mountainous looking landscape. The anciant glaciers and their waters have given to the relief a specific kind: the smoothed boulders and rocks "Mutton front", wavy sandy plains, high sandy-stowned barriers and extended from northwest to southeast stony ridges - Selguis. The majority of lakes have the extended form of the same orientation.
The isthmus is covered mainly with coniferous woods - fur-tree and pine, and also mixed and birch woods.
Winter here is long, rather soft, though also unstable: increase of temperature with plentyful snow can be replaced with a sharp downturn of temperature. The winter temperatures on years are subject to significant fluctuations. The most cold month is February, its average temperature is of 10 C (lower zero, frost). The temperature rarely falls lower than -15-20C in February.
The snow cover is established from middle of November and descends on the end of March. The best season for snowshoesing and skiing is January, February and beginning of March.

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