Historic reconstruction festival “Gandvik” is taking place on the Monastery Cape (just east off Kandalaksha) on July 2nd and 3rd starting at noon. The program includes visiting the Viking camp, single and group combat, recreation of a medieval fair, and show of historic boats.
We are starting to get enquiries about the best time to visit these places. Speaking of May, when the first surge of visitors happens, the average temperature inMayis about 10 °C. However,it can beup to20on certain days. Sometimes you canevensunbathe andride a bikeat the endof May.But there is still snowin the mountains so biking and sunbathing can be combined with mountain skiing or snowboarding.
Here is an example of skiing in May on Okatyeva mountain, about 20 km east of Kandalaksha, between Luvenga and Kolvica. Video by Alexander Trunkovsky