Sortavala, Russia
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Climate & Best time to visit Sortavala

Climate in Sortavala:

Best time to visit Sortavala:

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is the peak tourist season in Russia. The weather is generally mild and warm, with temperatures ranging from approximately 59°F to 77°F (15°C to 25°C).
  • Perfect for exploring cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, visiting cultural sites, and enjoying the White Nights phenomenon in St. Petersburg.

Spring (April to May):

  • Spring is a transitional period. The weather becomes milder, and the cities come alive with blooming flowers.
  • Ideal for city exploration and witnessing the awakening of nature.

Autumn (September to October):

  • Autumn offers pleasant weather, with temperatures around 41°F to 59°F (5°C to 15°C).
  • Enjoy the changing colors of the landscape and fewer crowds at tourist sites.

Winter (November to March):

  • Winter in Russia can be extremely cold, with temperatures dropping significantly, especially in northern regions. It's an excellent time for winter activities and experiencing a snowy wonderland.
  • Witness the magical winter scenes, go ice skating, and explore the festive markets.

Money & Prices

Currency in Russia:

Russian Ruble (RUB)

How expensive is a trip to Sortavala?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
6.60 USD
Fast food meal:
4.33 USD
Mid-range meal:
14.06 USD
Bottle of water:
0.36 USD
Soft drink:
0.89 USD
1.98 USD
Local Beer:
2.00 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.45 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.63 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

Russia general information:

Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type F (German 2-pin, side clip earth)

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