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Kizhi Island (Lake Onega, Russia)

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Local Time
2019-09-16 01:36

min: 46 °F (7 °C) / max: 53 °F (12 °C) 49°F
9.7°C
Wind: 135°/ 10.7 m/s  Gust: 11.6 m/sWind: 135°/ 10.7 m/s  Gust: 11.6 m/sFresh breeze
10.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature53 °F / 12 °C
46 °F / 8 °C

Kizhi Island is a Lake Onega cruise port in the Russian Republic Karelia, and is approx 68 km (42 ml) away from Karelia's capital city Petrozavodsk. The island is elongated (north to south), with length 6 km (3,7 ml), width 1 km (0.6 ml) and total area of 5 km2 (2 ml2).

Kizhi Island (Russia)

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. 

Kizhi Island (Russia)

Although the island is within a kilometer distance from other islands of Lake Onega, there are no major transport routes and cities nearby. Access to Kizhi is provided by hydrofoil (daily crossings from Petrozavodsk during summer), snowcat (during winter), helicopter and cruise ships. Transportation on the island is mostly on foot, with snowmobiles used during winter. Several guesthouses are available on nearby isles. Kizhi offers a 20-bed wooden guesthouse and a restaurant.

Kizhi Island cruise terminal

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

Departure ports for cruises to Kizhi Island are Saratov, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Moscow, St Petersburg. On VODOVOD-operated routes, Kizhi is visited on the following river cruise itineraries:

  • Moscow-St Petersburg (Veliky Novgorod)-Moscow (11-day)
  • Moscow-St Petersburg (2-3 days)-Moscow (12-13-14-day)
  • St Petersburg-Valaam-Kizhi-Mandrogi-St Petersburg(5-day)
  • St Petersburg-Valaam-Kizhi-Petrozavodsk-St Petersburg (6-day)
  • St Petersburg-Karelia-St Petersburg (8-9-day)
  • St Petersburg-Uglich-Rybinsk-St Petersburg (11-day)
  • St Petersburg-Novgorod-St Petersburg (12-day)
  • St Petersburg-Samara-Tolyatti-St Petersburg (17-day)
  • Volgograd-St Petersburg (2 days)-Volgograd (23-day)
  • Volgograd-St Petersburg (2 days)-Povenets (Solovetsky Islands)-Volgograd (24-day)
  • Volgograd-St Petersburg-Karelia-Volgograd (24-day)
  • Samara-St Petersburg (2 days)-Samara (17-day)
  • Samara-St Petersburg (2 days)-Karelia-Samara (18-day)
  • Samara-St Petersburg (2 days)-Povenets (Solovetsky Islands)-Samara (20-day)
  • Saratov-St Petersburg (2 days)-Povenets (Solovetsky Islands)-Saratov (22-day)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg (2 days)-Novgorod (13-day)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg-Novgorod (14-day)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg-Karelia-Novgorod (14-day)
  • Novgorod-St Petersburg (2 days)-Povenets (Solovetsky Islands)-Novgorod (15-day)

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Volga Dream
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Kronstadt08:0012:00
1 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Ivan Bunin16:0020:00
3 September, 2019
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich08:0012:00
6 September, 2019
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
7 September, 2019
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Truvor
8 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ingvar
9 September, 2019
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Rurik
9 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Tsar
9 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Volga Dream
9 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Ivan Bunin08:0011:00
9 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Georgy Chicherin16:0019:00
9 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Nikolay Chernyshevsky17:0020:00
10 September, 2019
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Akun
11 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
11 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Tikhi Don16:0020:00
12 September, 2019
Thursday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
13 September, 2019
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Kronstadt16:0019:00
15 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Volga Dream
17 September, 2019
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
18 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
18 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Nikolay Chernyshevsky08:0012:00
18 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Georgy Chicherin08:0012:00
19 September, 2019
Thursday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Tikhi Don08:0011:00
20 September, 2019
Friday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Truvor
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Tsar
21 September, 2019
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Ivan Bunin16:0020:00
22 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Ingvar
22 September, 2019
Sunday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Kronstadt08:0012:00
23 September, 2019
Monday
Viking Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Rurik
24 September, 2019
Tuesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Akun
25 September, 2019
Wednesday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
26 September, 2019
Thursday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Mstislav Rostropovich
28 September, 2019
Saturday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Ivan Bunin08:0011:00
30 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineViking Helgi
30 September, 2019
Monday
Russian River Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Georgy Chicherin16:0019:00
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