Kizhi Island (Lake Onega, Russia)

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Region
Europe Rivers

Local Time
21:41 21 Jul 2017

Coordinates
62.09114 N, 35.21030 E

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Kizhi is an island situated close to the geometrical center of Lake Onega in Russia's Republic of Karelia (Medvezhyegorsky District). Kizhi Island is elongated from north to south. It is around 6 km (3.7 miles) long, 1 km (0.62 miles) wide and 68 km (42 miles) away from the capital city of Karelia, Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island has a total area of 5 km2 (1.9 ml2). 

Churches and settlements on the island have been known from at least 15th century. Kizhi's population was rural, but forced by the government to assist in the development of area's iron plants and ore mining that resulted in Kizhi Uprising (1769–1771).

By the 1950s most villages had disappeared from Kizhi Island and only a tiny rural settlement still remains. During the 18th century, a pair of major churches and bell tower were constructed on the island, now known as "Kizhi Pogost". Dozens of historical buildings were moved to the isle from different Karelia's parts for preservation purposes in the 1950s. Currently, the entire island and nearby area form an open-air museum with over 80 wooden structures. Kizhi Pogost, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the most famous. 

Although the island of Kizhi is within a kilometer distance from primary peninsulas and islands of Onega lake, there are no major transport routes and cities nearby. Access to Kizhi Island is provided by hydrofoil (a few trips per day from Petrozavodsk during summer), snowcat (during winter), helicopter and cruise ship. Transportation over the isle is mostly on foot. Snowmobiles are also used during winter. Several guesthouses are found on nearby islands. There is a 20-bed wooden guest house and a restaurant.


Highlights: Transfiguration Church, Open Air Museum of Architecture, Church of Intercession

Kizhi Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Kizhi Island dock (anchor) at Petrozavodsk - port city on the wesrern part of Lake Onega.

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Port Kizhi Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Kizhi Island, Lake Onega, Russia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
1 July, 2017
Viking Akun(arriving at 01 Jul - departing at 01 Jul)
Sunday
2 July, 2017
Scenic Tsar(arriving at 02 Jul - departing at 02 Jul)
Wednesday
5 July, 2017
MS Vasily Surikov(arriving at 05 Jul - departing at 05 Jul)
Thursday
6 July, 2017
MS Mstislav Rostropovich(arriving at 06 Jul - departing at 06 Jul)
Thursday
13 July, 2017
Viking Truvor(arriving at 13 Jul - departing at 13 Jul)
Friday
14 July, 2017
MS Volga Dream(arriving at 14 Jul - departing at 14 Jul)
River Victoria(arriving at 14 Jul - departing at 14 Jul)
Viking Ingvar(arriving at 14 Jul - departing at 14 Jul)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
Viking Akun(arriving at 15 Jul - departing at 15 Jul)
Monday
17 July, 2017
MS Vasily Surikov(arriving at 17 Jul - departing at 17 Jul)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
MS Volga Dream(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Scenic Tsar(arriving at 18 Jul - departing at 18 Jul)
Thursday
20 July, 2017
MS Mstislav Rostropovich(arriving at 20 Jul - departing at 20 Jul)
Sunday
23 July, 2017
Viking Truvor(arriving at 23 Jul - departing at 23 Jul)
Monday
24 July, 2017
River Victoria(arriving at 24 Jul - departing at 24 Jul)
Viking Ingvar(arriving at 24 Jul - departing at 24 Jul)
Tuesday
25 July, 2017
MS Vasily Surikov(arriving at 25 Jul - departing at 25 Jul)
Viking Akun(arriving at 25 Jul - departing at 25 Jul)
Wednesday
26 July, 2017
MS Mstislav Rostropovich(arriving at 26 Jul - departing at 26 Jul)
MS Volga Dream(arriving at 26 Jul - departing at 26 Jul)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
Scenic Tsar(arriving at 30 Jul - departing at 30 Jul)