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If you ever make up your mind to spend your vacation in Karelia choose the “SANDAL” Camping! It is a unique place, where you can have a rest after a long ride and relax after hard work feeling yourself in the heart of the Mother Nature. The “Sandal” camping is located in one of the quietest and picturesque sites of South Karelia on the bank of a unique in its beauty Sandal lake (Sandal water reservoir). You’ll be captured by a large sky, clear water splashes, herbs and leaves rustling, incredible pine forest odor and karelian birch beauty.

First of all the Sandal camping is intended for the tourists who plan to visit as much Karelian sights as possible on their own or for those going to Karelia inland and Murmansk area. If you want to see a lot of unique natural and remarkable historic and natural sights of Karelia – our camping is the best place to start from. A favorable location of the camping provides the possibility of visiting a lot of beautiful places of the Central and South Karelia such as Kizhi, Martsialnye vody, Kyvach and Girvas Waterfalls, "Lychny" Island on Sandal lake, with the Old Cherch, 1520 year.

You can just spend a night here if you are riding along the highway or come to take a look at one of the beautiful relics of Karelian culture and don’t know where to spend a forthcoming night. To tell the truth, it’s not that easy to find a good place to spend a night in this region. You’d better make a plan of your tour beforehand if you want to make a car tour in Karelia and don’t know where to stay.

Our Camping suits better those tourists who choose their routes and traveling schedule themselves. The camping also meets the requirements of those who prefer to stay at one and the same place – you just have to agree with the camping administration the date of your arrival beforehand.

There is no problem to use mobile telephones operating within MTS, BEE LINE and MEGAPHONE, TELE2 systems.

The infrastructure is rather modest – we deliberately do not involve in the surrounding conditions created by the nature due to this our guests feel themselves free of the urban fuss and relax in the forest silence on the lake bank. Here you don’t have to protect yourself from the environment with the help of modern technologies, split-systems, conditioners etc. We don’t have comprehensive civilization comfort. A clean forest and quietness surround you here and the camping personnel do their best to take care of it. Berries and mushrooms grow directly on the camping’s territory, all pathways are made through the forest, you will enjoy cleanest water and breathing unusually fresh air.

Here you can really feel yourself inside the virgin Mother Nature!

The Camping is on the bank of Sandal lake which has a unique clean water. It is 45km in length, average depth is 12 m, total area covers152 It’s the drinking water source of Kondopoga city – there are no enterprises on the lake banks. And one can drink water without hesitation straight from the lake! We always take care of nature and water management rules on the territory of our camping.

For our guests we can offer the following:

  • guarded territory and parking;
  • three buildings for living equipped with kitchen, furniture and tableware;
  • specially prepared places for barbeque and picnics on the lake bank;
  • place for launching crafts and boats, a beach;
  • a site for playing volleyball, football, shooting range
  • a Russian bath (it is heated only by firewood) with bunches of green birch twigs. The bath is for 6 persons, it stands on the lake bank. Other bath applications upon the request;
  • places for fishing, boats rent., ATV-safari.
  • cozy cafe, with home cooking and local meals (for 20 persons)

If you ever lapse into the amazing nature energetic of the Sandal camping you can never feel indifferent and you’ll come back for sure!

Description of accommodation:


Summer prefabricated-panel building ( Summer prefabricated-panel building has 7 rooms with kitchen at the lakeside. Double rooms have: double beds (there is a possibility of third person – folding bed), bedside-tables, hall-stands, tables, chairs, chest of drawers, balcony with a view to the lake, light, heaters (on request), wall outlets. There is a separate equipped kitchen with gas-stoves, electric kettle (extra service), running water, wash-basin, crockery and necessary equipment in the building. There is a shower cabin and dry closet near the building. Summer WCs are in the street (20 m.).

Two-storeyed wooden hotel
The two-storeyed wooden hotel consisting of 15 rooms (double and triple rooms with a possibility of the additional – third person – folding bed/baby cot).The hotel can accommodate up to 26 people at the same time. All rooms are made of wooden materials. The rooms have: beds, beddings of „DOCTOR” trademark – 100% cotton; blankets, plaids – 100% camel's hair, bedside-tables, chest of drawers, hall-stands, tables, chairs, TV (on request), wall outlets, light, heaters, ceiling heating (eco-lines). The windows have a view to the forest and the lake. In the building: WC, wash-basin, shower cabin on the 1st floor (under construction), verandahs on each floor with a view to the lake, kitchen with gas-stove, crockery, sink; hall for holding small banquets, etc. Summer WCs are in the street (20 m.). The hotel can be used by large groups for holding corporative activities in spring and autumn (should be booked in advance). From winter 2014  the hotel can be used also in winter.

Accommodation in tents
On the territory of the camping „Sandal” accommodation in tents in summer period is possible. There are specially equipped places for that. Making camp-fires is allowed only in special places, as the camping is located in water protection zone! The cost of placing a tent (for 4 persons)+ free car park – 600 rub/per night.

(per more than 1 night/per 1 night)

Type of accomodation

Wooden Hotel

NEW Wooden House VIP!!!

Summer prefabricated-panel building A («bungalow»)

Summer prefabricated-panel building B

Double room (per night per room)

1500/1600 rub. 

2750 (normal double room)

1000/1150 rub

1000/1150 rub.

Triple room (per night per room)

2200/2300 rub. 

3000 (big double room)

1400/1550 rub.

1400/1550 rub

Single occupancy in a 2-bed room





Extra bed 600 rub 700 500 rub 500 rub

How to get to: The “Sandal” camping is located about 25 km from Kondopoga (75 km from Petrozavodsk city). You should ride along the M-18 (St.Petersburgh - Murmansk) highway up to Sopokha village, then 2.5 km more in the same direction up to 495 km sign-post (from St.Petersburgh). Turn right if you go from St.Petersburgh direction and after 800 m ride you’ll be at the place of destination.

Reservation of places at Sandal camping, organization of Karelian tours, organization of fishing and hunting, holidays and corporative… arrangements, preparation and organization of New Year, Christmas celebrations, riding and tours on…selling tourist, fishing and hunting equipment and special clothes.

Address: room 311, F. Engels street, 10, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, 185000 RUSSIA
Telefax: +7-8142-76-14-55
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Manager: Alena Rozhkova
Tel.: +7-981-402-43-92


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Reception: +7911-420-54-78 (only in summer, only in Hotel and Camping)