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Arkhangelsk region

Northern Dvina

Cruises over Northern Dvina usually begin in Arkhangelsk.

Northern Region near the city of Arkhangelsk is the unique and original land. Ancient traditions and ceremonies, national craft, perfect wooden irchitectural constructions vere carefully kept here.

Ethnographic museum in Arkhangelsk presents exposiions about history and cultue of northern pebple. The mueum of fine arts shows products of northern painting and ooden sculpture. Northern ce in 25 km from the centre of Arkhangelsk. Best samples of ancient wooden constructions and villagers household goods are collected in the museum.

From delta of the Northern Dvina which flows into the White Sea, ships go to the rivers creek near the city of Velikiy (Great) Ustyug.

Velikiy Ustyug is one of the most exciting cities of Russian North. Picturesque views of the city leave unforgettable impressions in visitors memory. Spectacular view of Ustyug is created with numerous churches, monasteries and mansions of 17th-19 th centuries. The main religious ensemble of the city is Sobornoye Dvorishe (Cathedral Homestead). Another valuable architectural construction is MihajloArkhangelskiy Monastery of 17th century. On the opposite coast of the river is located church ensemble of the village Dymkovskaya. The most spectacular view of Ustyug opens from this place. Church of Ascension is the oldest monument of the stone-work architecture of Ustyug.

The city is considered as the native land of Father Frost - the famous magician, who brings New Year gift to children.

Moving along the Northern Dvina you will visit Kholmogory - the center of bone engraving. Another point of the route is Solvychegodsk - balneology health resort, placed near to Vychegda river. You will meet picturesque reserves: coniferous forest Sokolskiy and national reserve Russian North.

Some travel companies offer tours around these northern lands on ancient steamship with a steam-engine and driving wheel.

 
Capercailye House
Handicraft yard
Ethnographic tourism
Rest in Arkhangelsk region
Looking at the world
The holiday at the Ice Queen
Trinity Day
St. Basil's church
The Trinity church
Yerophey Pavlovich Khabarov
Zosima Alexeyevich Shashkov
Excursions in Arkhangelsk region
The holiday of the village
Kotlassiya, Dviviya and Dvinosaurs
Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov
Kotlas
Matryoshka
Art-hotel Alexandrovsky
Romanos Resort
Solvychegodsk

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