Ancient volcano Girvas, Kondopoga

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  • August 3, 2017
    Were in June 2017 onwards. On the River, which flows in the Valley volcano stands HES. On one side of the road, private trout farm. With other groomed trails to the volcano. We are lucky (or not), but it was water, and the floodgates of stand in the place where you can walk on the frozen lava. As a result, not walked, but saw what real nature, power and water power. After Kivatch, Girvas seemed very large and powerful. The noise drowned out the voices entirely. In any case, in what situation you wouldn't happen to get emotions and outing. Now entrance fee, 100 p, but all pure, removed and there are souvenirs with a café.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Gold Ring of Karelia are not only some of the most spectacular sights of Karelia, but the name of the tourist company in Petrozavodsk, which came up with this route and has implemented it in practice. My daughter and I were on a trip to Karelia, which bought LLC "golden ring of Karelia" with 16 on July 22, 2017 onwards. Time was not chosen by chance-it is the second half of July-the sunny, dry and tranquil time when the Onega and Ladoga very rare stormy weather. Visiting of an ancient volcano Girvas is part of a very eventful route, which includes a trip to Kizhi in Lake Onega and Balaam on the Ladoga Lake. We were lucky-our little group (14 people) was the only one from this volcano, so each poprygal on the rocks and a lot of pofotografirovalsja amid enormous heaps of stone and water without the influx of tourists. Thanks to our guide-Anne Belan-it Guide from God. The whole trip not only talked but thoughtfully and carefully every tourist has our group. Impressions from the trip exceeded our expectations!
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  • July 27, 2017
    Unique geological object is in the kondopoga district, in the village of Girvas sub-basins. Girvas is the oldest (about 2 billion years old) crater eruption in Karelia. When conducting research paleovulkanologicheskih volcanic formations on the northern outskirts of p. Girvas in line with Paleozerskoj in the autumn of 1966 HYDROELECTRIC STATION spillway years were found peculiar volcanic rocks that compose the slozhnopostroennyj volcanic apparatus called the Girvasskim volcano. Cut definitely visited by participants of all scientific conferences on geology in Karelia. From the United States of America, France, Italy, tourists come to Karelia, to admire the glorified Russian poet Kivach, second largest plain waterfalls in Europe after the Rhine in Switzerland. But few people know that in the territory of Girvasa village, foresters and energy, there is a man-made waterfall. At one time the river Suna, presumably about 2 billion years ago, in the pre-Cambrian period, crossing the diabazovye Ridge on its way formed 3 waterfalls: Girvas, por-porog and Kivach waterfall. On the Girvase River after the input of a smooth waterfall over 500 proryvalas rapidly through rock outcroppings in wild Canyon. In the por threshold it nizvergalas three gigantic steps over the 50 m is Now all in the past. After the regulation of the river damming-in 1937 year Girvase Paleozerskaja GES was constructed from two last thresholds remain mere memories. Water Suna were intercepted in the area of the current dam PIC. Girvas and through the channel of Pionernyj (dug by prisoners) sent to the Lake and Pale later in oz. Sandalwood. They feed the turbine Paleozerskoj and Kondopozhskoj but HES Girvas and por-porog ceased to exist, and the lower part of the Suna, so stripped-down in catchment areas, became so malovodna that the Kivach in other winter simply freezes.
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