The way to Murmansk is not close, but do not deny yourself the pleasure of stopping in beautiful places on the way. For example, you can visit the village of Old Ladoga. On the archaeological data is the most ancient city of Russia and presumable capital of the state of Rurik. Almost the whole territory of the village is occupied by a museum-reserve with architectural monuments of VIII-XIX centuries. Entrance to the territory of the fortress costs only 50 rubles (without visiting museums and towers).
There's a gas station coming up. If you are tired, make a comfortable stop - come for a coffee!
Worthy restaurants on the next section of the road is not enough. Among the absolute favourites is a restaurant in Mandrogi, a reconstructed 19th century village. These are real refectory rooms in the old Russian royal style, with antique furniture and old household items. The menu corresponds to the interiors: beef tongue with horseradish, cutlets from Onega zander, venison dumplings. Prices are expected to be high, but no money is pitiful for such beauty. Please note that everything is prepared "with a knife", so complex dishes should be ordered in advance. As a last resort, you can look at the next pancake shop, where they cook much faster.
We'll stop in Petrozavodsk for a short walk along Onega embankment and listen to the screams of seagulls. There are a lot of art objects and monuments on the city embankment, and luxurious Karelian sunsets can be a topic for a separate trip.
Dinner at the roadside cafe "Mark" - a great option for a quick and hearty dinner at an affordable price.
Time is nearing midnight, we're running out of strength. We'll continue tomorrow, but in the meantime we'll find a hotel to recover from a difficult day.