Solovetsky Islands

Solovetsky Islands, photo by Wikimedia Commons
Solovetsky Islands (photo by Wikimedia Commons)
 

Solovetsky Islands is a group of islands in the White Sea off the coast of northwestern Russia, about 100 mi (160 km) below the Arctic Circle.

The islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for both their scenic beauty and the historic monasteries that have survived for many centuries.

The most famous of these landmarks is the Solovetsky Monastery. It comprises three parts: the central square with its complex of monumental buildings, and the northern and southern courtyards devoted to domestic and craft activities. The central square is flanked by the Church of the Assumption.

While the islands are sparsely populated, their travel facilities are sufficient to host anyone from campers to upmarket visitors. A typical journey lasts 3-4 days, and is best done in summer during the midnight sun season.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Apartment on Puetnaya 1

Located in Kem', this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. A microwave and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$23

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Hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda

Located on Solovetskiy Island in the middle of the historic White Sea, a 3-minute walk from Solovki Monastery, Hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda features a sauna and an on-site restaurant. Average score from 198 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$43

 
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Hotel Gandvik

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Gandvik is located in Belomorsk, 250 metres from the River Vyg. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. The classic-style rooms feature a TV. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer. Average score from 248 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$17

 
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Guest House Starchina

Offering a private beach area, Guest House Starchina is located in Belomorsk. At Guest House Starchina you will find a communal sauna, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a games room. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$32

 
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Apartment Oktyabrskaya 21

Situated in Kem', this apartment features a balcony. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen has an oven, a microwave and a fridge, as well as a kettle. There is a private bathroom with a bath. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$43

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Ostrovito Morushko

Ostrovito Morushko

Ostrovito Morushko offers accommodation in Solovetskiy. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Offering free private parking, this guest house also features free WiFi. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is available. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$204

 
$2049.3
Apartment on Puetnaya 1

Apartment on Puetnaya 1

Located in Kem', this apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony. A microwave and a fridge can be found in the kitchen. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$23

$239.2
Apartment Oktyabrskaya 21

Apartment Oktyabrskaya 21

Situated in Kem', this apartment features a balcony. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The kitchen has an oven, a microwave and a fridge, as well as a kettle. There is a private bathroom with a bath. Average score from 94 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$43

 
$439.2
Hotel Gandvik

Hotel Gandvik

Offering a restaurant, Hotel Gandvik is located in Belomorsk, 250 metres from the River Vyg. Free WiFi access is available in all areas. The classic-style rooms feature a TV. The bathroom comes with a hairdryer. Average score from 248 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$17

 
$178.3
Hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda

Hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda

Located on Solovetskiy Island in the middle of the historic White Sea, a 3-minute walk from Solovki Monastery, Hotel Solovetskaya Sloboda features a sauna and an on-site restaurant. Average score from 198 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$43

 
$438.1
Guest House Starchina

Guest House Starchina

Offering a private beach area, Guest House Starchina is located in Belomorsk. At Guest House Starchina you will find a communal sauna, a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a games room. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$32

 
$327.6

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