Traveling through this part of the Russian Federation is an adventure, so set aside some time to hit the road and uncover a few of the other towns and cities in the vicinity of Velsk.
Spirituality is an integral facet of every place's DNA, so why not spend a little time in the area's churches and other sites of religious significance. Get outdoors and make the most of Arkhangelsk Oblast's gardens and open-air museums.
If you think an excellent vacation is maxing-out your heart rate in unique natural environments, then join one of the many hiking or mountain climbing adventures the Velsk area has to offer.
Ensuring you have the time to learn a few key phrases in the local language often separates the enlightened travelers from the tourist hordes. "Xotite potancevat?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is a handy phrase to remember. "Where are you from?" is also useful, so practice pronouncing "Otkuda ty?"
Don't forget, if you plan to be in the region around the 12th of June, Russia Day will be celebrated then and some places may not be open.
You'll hate to say "Poka!" (farewell) to this unique place.