Russia & Baltic States. Extensive lake landscapes, enchanted moors, historic town centres, world-famous museums and numerous relicts from the Soviet era. Our road trip around half the Baltic Sea has left us with many impressions. Finland, Russia (Karelia), the Baltic States, Kaliningrad and Poland were on the route of our road trip. A route that could hardly be more varied. Simply the perfect mix of nature and culture. And the icing on the cake: there are many great pitches for the camper, mostly free of charge and often directly by the sea. A dream, right? In my article you can read which highlights I can recommend for your road trip in the west of Russia & the Baltic States. Furthermore you will get a lot of helpful information and tips for your road trip at the Baltic Sea including route suggestion and map.
Russia. Whoever goes to St. Petersburg first thinks of the world-famous Hermitage, the magnificent Cathedral of the Redeemer or St. Peter's Church with its high golden tower. But during my visit to St. Petersburg, a completely different museum took the first place - the Arctic and Antarctic Museum. Housed in a former church, it is the world's largest museum dedicated to the polar regions. And definitely worth a visit.
Russia. In the White Sea, about 160 km south of the Arctic Circle, lies a group of islands with a moving history. Why the Solowezki Islands are worth a visit and what is worth seeing on the Solowezki Islands, you can find out in my following travel tips. Maybe you will feel like visiting this unusual destination, which welcomes you with a great subarctic nature and Russian hospitality. And with a little luck you might even be able to watch Beluga whales.
Russia. Are whale watching tours also part of your favourite programme when you are at the sea? Can't you watch the giants of the sea often enough and are always deeply touched? Most of the time, however, whale watching is combined with boat trips. But you can watch the Beluga Whales of the Solowezki Islands from land. The calm shallow water in front of the islands is also the nursery of the belugas. In summer they come here to give birth and raise their young. How you can get to the Beluga Cape Observation Point on your own and what you have to consider when doing so, you will learn in my following article.