The KIZHI museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Russia. This is an unique historical, cultural and natural complex enlisted on the Code of the Most Significant Cultural Heritage Sites of the Peoples of the Russian Federation. The basis of the museum collection is the architectural ensemble of the Kizhi Pogost included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
The State “Kizhi” Museum is located on the Island of Kizhi in Lake Onega, in 68 km. distance from Petrozavodsk, the capital of the Republic of Karelia. The Museum has been researching, preserving and popularizing culture of the native peoples of Karelia for more than 40 years.
Flora and fauna
From Jun to Aug, Hydrofoils makes 75min trip three times a day from Petrozavodsk's ferry terminal. The departure and return times can be found on Tourholding Kerelia's website (but it's in Russian, you can use google translate to see it in your own language: http://tourholding.ru/ru/trans_facil/sailings). You can see the price on the same website, on 2014 summer, single/round trip price is 1250/2500RUP (http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&rurl=translate.google.com.hk&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://www.tourholding.ru/ru/4543/&usg=ALkJrhjVI4dfaY2eeqgDdD-G-WvQt3ruGA)
Entry fee is 880 Rubles for foreigners, 500 Rubles for Russian citizens, payable in cash only upon arrival. The fee is not included in the ticket price for the boat or hydrofoil from Petrozavodsk.
There are a few snack cafes and a small supermarket near the landing for the hydrofoils and cruise ships. Bringing your own picnic lunch is allowed, but be sure to use the trash bins or carry your own refuse off the island with you.
Overnighting on Kizhi is reportedly not allowed.