Arkhangelsk Pomorie: the land of severe taiga, wooden masterpieces and sea romance – Day 4: Walking on the White Sea, Yagra Island, severe Severodvinsk, Russian bathhouse

In the morning we will go for a water walk - we will ride on the waves of the White Sea, try to catch a cod or herring on the fishing rod. Then we'll study Severodvinsk. This is a young city - it was founded in 1936. Severodvinsk played a major role during the Great Patriotic War: here were brought the cargoes of the allied countries on the Land-Lease. After the war, the city became the main Soviet center for the production of submarines and began to develop rapidly. We will spend the evening beautifully: on the lake shore, in a real Russian steam room, drinking tea from a samovar.
Arkhangelsk Pomorie: the land of severe taiga, wooden masterpieces and sea romance
Travel distance by car: 104 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Arkhangel'sk, Yagry, Severodvinsk, Bol'shoy Tsiglomen'

Trip duration: 6 days

Marina Voronchikhina

Набережная на острове Ягры

Pedestrian Plazas

In Severodvinsk there are several companies that organize water walks - their contacts are easy to find on the Internet. The yachts start from Yagra Island (you can get there by road bridge), follow narrow channels, along the Nikolsky branch of the Northern Dvina into the White Sea. As a rule, there is a stop on one of the islands in the sea. During the excursion you can go fishing, and in warm weather to swim in the clean sea.



We will have lunch at Chaplin Restaurant, located on the island of Jagra. The undoubted advantage of the restaurant is a magnificent view of the sea from the windows and a good interior. In the daytime you can order a complex lunch.



In the afternoon, take a walk on Jagra Island. This place has a curious story. In the middle of the XVI century the only surviving ship of the English expedition moored here. The sailors who came ashore marveled at the beauty of the island: it was "full of scarlet and red roses (rosehip), violets and wild rosemary". According to the monument on the island, the captain of the same ship started trade relations between Russia and England. Part of the island occupies a wide beach and a thick pine forest: it is a wonderful place to relax and admire the White Sea. And behind a public beach there is a series of memorials devoted to the siege of Leningrad, the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster, the victims of the submarine "Kursk" and all the soldiers who died.

Северодвинский Городской Краеведческий Музей

History Museums

In Severodvinsk we will visit the local history museum first thing. There are paintings by local artists, there is a good exposition about the life of the Pomors. The most interesting part of the museum sheds light on the construction of submarines. On the example of a huge layout of the submarine in the section you can study all the compartments and learn a lot of interesting things about building ships. The museum is small, so in 45 minutes you'll be fine. The cashier's office ( is open until 16:30, the museum closes at 17:00. Weekends are Sunday and Monday as well as the first Friday of the month. The first and third Wednesdays of the month are from 13:00 to 20:00.

Площадь Победы


Let's take a walk around town. Start your tour from Victory Square, circling the city center. Get to Nikolo-Korelsky monastery: the temple with yellow and blue domes appeared here long before the foundation of the city, at the end of XIV century. This is one of the oldest monasteries in the Russian North.


Big Box Stores

We'll stop by the supermarket for groceries. There's a barbecue at the base we're going to, where you can fry meat or fish. What could be better than dinner in the wild!

русские бани в борах


In the cold climate of the Russian North the bathhouse was an obligatory element of the residential complex. As a rule, it was built outside the manor, usually on the bank of a water body. Just like here, at the recreation center in Bory. What a pleasure it is to dive straight from the steam room into the cool water of the lake! Also here you can rent a boat, fish (if you catch trout or carp - you will have to pay), drink tea from a real Russian samovar. The visit should be arranged in advance: there are only 4 bathhouses on the territory.

Novotel Arkhangelsk

The day turned out to be rich and long, and after the bath desperately clones to sleep. Hurry up to the hotel! Tomorrow is preparing a lot of interesting things - it's better to get a good night's sleep.