If you are keen to get out and about in Solovetsky, why not head to the Solovetsky Monastery?.
Don't restrict yourself to Solovetsky; this region features plenty of natural and man-made attractions waiting to be explored. Kem and Belomorsk are two more places worth visiting while you're in Republic of Karelia.
The best places for tourists to visit when they first arrive in a new town are the spots that offer a snapshot of the culture. Make a trip to Republic of Karelia's art museums, theaters and history museums. Step back in time while you are learning about the area. Make the time to visit some of the war relics and monuments for which this place is famous.
If your picture of the perfect vacation is pushing yourself to the limit in the great outdoors, then why not join one of the many hiking or rock climbing trips Republic of Karelia has to offer. When it is time to relax, try bird watching or picnicking.
Those who are well-travelled have learned that the best way to get the most out of any trip is to understand a variety of interesting words and phrases in the local tongue. Knowing how to use a range of basic phrases, such as "Xotite potancevat?", which is "Would you like to dance with me?", can make your vacation even more memorable. "Otkuda ty?" ("Where are you from?") is also helpful.
When it is time to leave this unique place, say goodbye the way Russian's do, with a heartfelt "Poka!."