Trip to the Valaam Island

The Karelian nature gives energy and power and let us to enjoy the beauty of undisturbed forests and clear lakes and rivers. The Holiday Village Black Rocks offers the best rest, unforgettable trips around the surroundings and positive emotions for our dear guests!

Attention! The trip to the Valaam Island starts from Sortavala. You can get to Sortavala by car (50 km from Black Rocks) or to take a taxi, or to order our transfer at extra cost in advance.


Long excursion:

the Valaam Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, Motets of Valaam, lunch at the refectory, tour around the archipelago, transfer to the Hermitage of Gethsemane.
The time of the long trip:

9:00 a.m.- 04:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

The price – 57 € per person.

Short excursion:

2-hours excursion to the Valaam Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration

9:00 a.m.- 01:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

The price – 40,50 € per person.

*Departure from Sortavala – every day

**The departure time can be changed according to the weather conditions.

*** For children under 6 years old – free, for children from 7 to 12 years old – 50% discount (the document must be shown).


Natural Resources of Karelia mean picturesque undisturbed forests, crystal-clear lakes and rivers. Many people think about the places which they could see in Karelia. The Valaam Island is one of the best variants.

Valaam is a unique place in Karelia

Valaam is situated at the northern part of Lake Ladoga. It is not the only island, there is a whole archipelago which represents one complex. Those tourists who come to Karelia in summer should take a trip to the Valaam Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration with a lunch at the refectory, local motets and a tour around the archipelago.

Besides, you can visit Sortavala and have a look at the monuments of architecture or you can have a trip to the Ruskeala Marble Canyon.