Breathtaking Ruskeala park in Karelia
Karelia is a republic in northwest Russia, which is known as one of the country’s most beautiful places. Nature here is breathtaking and more Finnish-looking rather than Russian, with lakes, waterfalls, and trees growing on giant rocks. Ruskeala is a village close to Sortavala, one of the region’s bigger towns. Make sure you visit the Ruskeala mountain park, with a marble canyon that is now a lake with crystal clear water, and another underground lake. If you are visiting Karelia in summer, you can rent a boat, go diving, or hiking. In summer there are light shows on the lake.