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Vyartsilya Border Crossing

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Vyartsilya-Niirala is one of the largest road border crossings on the Russian-Finnish border. Russian checkpoint is called MAPP Vyartsilya, the Finnish one - Niirala. It has been recorded about 1.5 million border crossings (850,000 vehicles) in 2012. Vyartsilya-Niirala border crossing point is open 24/7.

Vyartsilya-Niirala Border Crossing Point
Category

international
(Open for citizens of all countries having the relevant documents)

Open Hours 24/7
Routes

Russian side – route A130
Finnish side - route 9

Distances  

Petrozavodsk - 291 km
Sortavala - 65 km
Pitkaranta - 115 km
Suojärvi - 153 km
Joensuu - 73 km
Savonlinna - 119 km
Kuopio - 209 km
Mikkeli - 222 km
Helsinki - 433 km
Lappeenranta - 212 km

A regular bus service is organized between Vyartsilya and the cities of Sortavala and Petrozavodsk. "Karelavtotrans" company provides the bus route N 531 Vyartsilya-Sortavala-Petrozavodsk daily. Travel time - 5 hours. 

Information for those who are planning a trip to “Northern Forest” Baja from St. Petersburg. Travel time from Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo) to Sortavala is approximately 4.5 hours, 300 km; Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo) to Vyartsilya is 5-5.5 hours, 370 km.

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DETAILED ITINERARY:

Яндекс Карты https://yandex.ru/maps/-/CBeN6RGeKB

NOTE: In the leg between Priozersk and the Republic of Karelia there is a bad dirt road section (5 km long) from Brigadnoe village until the end of Berezovo village. Then A-121 highway goes back to the paved two-lane road.

The route between Lakhdenpokhja and Sortavala towns is a narrow asphalt road with many turns. Be attentive and careful choosing the speed.


Gas stations:

There are gas stations throughout the entire journey. After leaving Pulkovo airport to Vyartsilya, we recommend the following gas stations:

- Before the Ring Road – SHELL gas station

- Exit from the Ring Road to A-121under Sortavala (Priozersk) sign – Shell, Nesteoil
gas stations

- In Sosnovo – “Lukoil” gas station

- In Priozersk – Gazpromneft and “Lukoil” gas stations

- Lakhdenpokhja – “Lukoil” gas station

- Sortavala – “TNK”, “Lukoil” gas stations

- Vyartsilya – “Lukoil”, “Nordic” gas stations


Telecommunication:

If you plan to use a local telecommunication at the race, we recommend you to purchase the Megafone cards in Sortavala, as roaming functions in our great country, and the same operator can take the surcharge when you use the communication in another region.

Internet service in the ​​“Northern Forest” Baja area – 3G from Megafon.

MegaFon in Sortavala

    Location: 33, Karelskaya str., Sortavala, Republic of Karelia
    Hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-19:00; Sat, Sun 10:00-17:00
    Phone: 8 (800) 550-05-00
    Website: www.megafon.ru

Recommended plan MegaFon - All Inclusive S

10 euro / month include:
• Unlimited calls to “MegaFon” home region;
• 300 minutes of calls to other operators and “MegaFon” Russia;
• 3 GB of 3G Internet, 4G +;
• 200 SMS. Details: http://karelia.megafon.ru/tariffs/alltariffs/


Meals:

There are many places in Sortavala where you can have a snack or lunch

https://www.tripadvisor.ru/Restaurants-g1066170-Sortavala_Republic_of_Karelia_Northwestern_District.html

In the Vyartsilya village area we recommend Kolmas roadside cafe.

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Cafe RELAX


Medical Service:

Contact phone numbers of unified duty dispatch municipalities services (MES)

Suojarvi municipal district (81457) 5-14-98

1. PHF “Sortavala CDH”, 1 Sportivnaya str., Sortavala, Republic of Karelia, 186790

PHF “Sortavala CDH” Chief Physician Natalya Ivanovna Grigoryeva (ph: 2-22-74) Tel. (81430) 2-22-74, fax (81430) 4-65-56, e-mail: bolniza@onego.ru

2. Suojarvi Central District Hospital, 17 Shelshakova str., Suojarvi, Suojarvi district, Republic of Karelia, 186870 Telephone: +7 (81457) 5-13-86; Primary heath post of Raikonkoski village:

17 Sovetskaya str., Raikonkoski, Suojarvi district, Republic of Karelia, 186840 Telephone: 8(81457)3-95-43

3. Clinical Hospital #122 n.a. L.G.Sokolov FMBA of Russia. 4 Kultury pr., Saint Petersburg

Chief Physician: Nakatis Yakov Alexandrovich Call center: (812)  363-11-22 (Mon–Fri: from 8:00 to 20:00, Sat: from 9:00 to 18:00) Admissions office: (812) 448-05-65 (24h) Ambulance (812) 559-03-39 (24h)

4. FSBI ARCERM of the Russian Emergencies Ministry n.a. A.M.Nikiforov; 54 Optikov str., Saint Petersburg. Director: Sergey Sergeevich Alexanin. Registry +7(911)003-42-30 Ambulance +7(911)777-86-49

5. FSI RRITO of Russian Health Ministry n.a. R.R.Vreden; 8 Baykova str., Saint Petersburg

Director: Rashid Murtuzalievich Tikhilov (812)67-087-37 (812)670-86-87 (812) 670-86-79

6. “Scandinavia” clinic. 55a Liteiny pr., Saint Petersburg; Chief Physician: Tatiana Nikolaevna Trofimova Call-center:+7 (812) 600-77-77Ambulance: +7 (812) 600-77-70 operator +7(812) 600-78-99,336-30-70

We offer accommodation in  caravans from "Yacht on wheels"
For visitors to Baja "Northern Forest 2016" is a special offer - 10%
http://autoyahta.ru/
https://vk.com/avtodoma

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TOURIST COMPLEX "PIJPUN PIHA"

piha

Website

E-mail

Location

Contacts

piipunpiha.ru

piipunpiha@kolmas.ru

Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Industrial Street, 44

Reservations:
+7 921 457 04 04

+7 921 526 11 11
Manager:
+7 921 526 11 11

 

COUNTRY CLUB "LAMBERG"

lamberg

Website

E-mail

Location

Contacts

www.lamberg-club.ru

lamberg-club@mail.ru

Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Lamberg village, 44

Reservations:
+7 921 800 18 88 
Administrator:
+7 921 700 20 40

 

TOURIST COMPLEX "ARSENAL"

arsenal

Website

E-mail

Location

Contacts

www.tour-arsenal.ru

newstar@nxt.ru

Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Värtsilä village

Manager:
+7 921 604 40 33


Manager:
+7 921 604 78 16

 

HOTEL "SORTAVALA"

sortavala

Website

E-mail

Location

Contacts

http://sortavalahotel.ru/

sortavalaht@mail.ru

Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Karelskaya Street, 35/32

Administrator:
+7 921 604 04 60 

 

HOTEL "LADOGA"

 ladoga

Website

E-mail

Location

Contacts

http://hotel-ladoga.com/

ladogatyr@yandex.ru

Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Karelskaya Street, 12

Manager:
+7 921 529 35 22 

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