Culinary tours of Karelia

Discover another facet of the rich original heritage of Karelia – traditional Karelian cuisine

This section was prepared as part of an international project Kalitka – development of cross-border gastronomic tourism (cross-border cooperation program “Karelia” of the European Neighborhood Instrument).
Karelia, a European region on the border of Russia and Finland, is a real storehouse of tourist attractions widely known far beyond its borders.

The unique aroma, originality and sophistication of the taste of the Karelian cuisine will make your trip pleasant and unforgettable.

Tours for every taste. Literally

The culinary traditions of Karelia, carefully preserved by culinary masters, are accurately reproduced in modern recipes for cooking. Healthy natural base of products, national cultural environment, geniality and hospitality of local residents created a special atmosphere in which the culinary traditions of Karelia were formed, embodied in magnificent unique gastronomic masterpieces, such as, for example, Karelian pies – “kalitki”.

One day route

Nature and cuisine of the Northern Ladoga area
12 hours

Two-day route

Restaurants and village traditions
2 days / 1 night

Three-day route

Immersion in the culture of Karelian cuisine
3 days / 2 nights

To the White Sea

Pomeranian cuisine and the beauty of the North
2 days / 1 night

Recommended to visit

1. Restaurant «Karelian gornitsa»
13 Engelsa St. Petrozavodsk
+7 (8142) 78-53-00

2. Restaurant «Karelia»
2 Gyullinga Emb. Petrozavodsk
+7 (921) 727-10-10

3. Restaurant «Severny»
21 Lenina Ave. Petrozavodsk
+7 (8142) 63-03-25

4. Restaurant «Yagel»
28 Lenina Ave. Petrozavodsk
+7 (8142) 78-21-04

5. Restaurant «VKareliiEst’»
27/2 Varkausa Emb. Petrozavodsk
+7 (911) 400-90-60

6. Café and hotel «Vilga»
1B Prionezhskoe highway, Vilga Vil. Prionezhskyi Dist.
+7 (911) 421-08-89

7. Guest House «Kodirandu»
47А Nurmolitsy Vil. Olonetskyi Dist.
+7 (81436) 4-17-50

8. Cafe «Villaggio»
9 Svirskih divizij St. Olonets
+7 (953) 543-05-05

9. Dining room No. 5
3 Svirskih divizij St. Olonets
+7 (953) 540- 66-78

10. Craft center «Armas talo»
23 Shkolnaya St. Megrega Vil. Olonetskyi Dist.
+7 (81436) 4-68-42

11. Hotel and restaurant «Villa Vitele»
3A Rybatskaya St. Ustje-Vidlitsy Vil. Olonetskyi Dist.
+7 (921) 221-80-91

12. Tourist base «Tri Stikhii – Uuksu»
Uuksu, Pitkyarantskyi Dist.
+7 (911) 426-12-39

13. Cafe «Gornitsa», recreation center «Dlinnyi bereg»
178 Lenina St. Pitkyaranta
+7 (911) 403-40-34

14. Restaurant «Sytyi Lis», Tourist complex «Belye mosty»
132nd km of the Olonets-Leppyasilta Road, Pitkyaranta
+7 (911) 427-58-85

15. Café and Fish farm «Priladoje»
Rautalahti Vil. Pitkyaranta Dist.
+7 (921)-522-42-05

16. Restaurant «Bulvar»
35 Karelskaya St. Sortavala
+7 (921) 521-15-61

17. Hotel and restaurant «Piipun Piha»
44 Promyshlennaya St. Sortavala
+7 (921) 529-94-97

18. Restaurant «Gustav Winter», Park-hotel «Dacha Wintera»
Tarulinna Vil. Sortavalskyi Dist.
+7 (921) 465-29-88

19. Restaurant «Ladoga», hotel complex «Ladoga Estate»
1 Ozernaya St. Niemelyanhovi Vil. Sortavalskyi Dist.
+7 (800) 100-29-92

20. Café-bistro «Tochka na karte»
Ryuttyu Vil. Sortavalskyi Dist.
+7 (921) 805-05-40

21. Café «Janismyaki»
15 Tsentralnaya St. Vyartsilya Vil.
+7 (921) 800-08-71

22. Café, guest house «Pazhala»
3 Pazhala Farm, Lahta Vil. Pryazhinskyi Dist.
+7 (911) 410-97-80

23. Holiday Center Pajarinhovi
Pajarinniementie 1, 82430 Puhos
+358(0)207 425 770

24. Heritage Farm Honkavaara
Rekivaarantie 22, 82200 Hammaslahti
+358(0)505 754 028

25. Hotel-restaurant Niittyranta
Vallesmannintie 12, 82220 Niittylahti
+358(0)505 360 928

26. Café Kauppaneuvos
Koskikatu 1, 80100 Joensuu
+358(0)503 156 944

27. Joensuu Theatre restaurant
Rantakatu 20, 80100 Joensuu
+358(0)102 314 250

28. Restaurant Elias
Kauppakatu 44, 80100 Joensuu
+358(0)503 000 243