The "Arctic Circle" is an all-year-round PADI Dive Centre and Lodge, located on the White Sea Coast, where you can spend the day in the wilderness and appreciate hearty meals and good rest in your comfortable room after it!
We provide accommodation in Russian-style wooden cottages and lodges with cozy twin rooms that have different bed arrangements – twin beds or a sleeping sofa and a couch; double bed, baby cot or triple accommodation (with an extra bed) are also available on request. All rooms have central heating, the room amenities depend on its category. Description of every type of rooms is in the "Room Categories" section.
Due to the "Arctic Circle’s" location right at the waterfront, at the mouth of the Nilma River, the rooms have beautiful peaceful scenery right outside the window, either to the bay or to the forest.
Our local Office, the tourism centre's Reception and other common facilities - a comfortable common living room and a spacious dining area - are in the Cottage №1. The pier, where all the diving trips and marine excursions set off, is only three hundred meters away from it.
Accommodation packages include full board (Russian and international cuisine): buffet breakfast, three-course lunch or packed lunch on diving site, and dinner (set menu). Snacks, homemade pastry, tea, coffee and soft drinks are available around the clock. Show more
The "Arctic Circle" is a family-friendly vacation centre with activities for all age groups. Apart from the rooms and indoor areas we offer a nice outdoor area, where you can find a volleyball court, several pavilions equipped with wood burning stoves, picnic or barbecue areas and other amenities.
Besides Russian steam-bath (“Banya”) that is included into our accommodation packages on a daily basis, you can also order a private Japanese bath (“Ofuro”) or visit our SPA-centre. The details on other additional services are available in the “Other Activities” section.
You can easily book a tour to our tourism centre with the help of any means of communication given in the "Contact Us" section. Besides the contact phone numbers and e-mails you can also find recommendations on the ways of getting around to our place and the international travel agencies.
We organize various types of outdoor and educational activities for our guests. The list of diving trips, excursions, lectures etc. planned by our Excursion Centre for the next day for adults and children is posted every evening on the bulletin board at the Reception. You can either join some of these and get to know new people; or book a private tour program of any kind according to your interests – including excursions, picnics, diving, fishing, cross country skiing or snowmobile riding – to have fun with your friends and family. Moreover it is not necessary to bring all the equipment you might need with you, most of it can be rented - boats, snowmobiles, skis, diving gear, warm clothes, pots, barbecues etc.
Karelia’s scenic landscapes surrounding "The Arctic Circle", with their untamed magic beauty, definitely play a most important role in an unforgettable vacation. And as far as we have been around for over a decade, we have also continuously upgraded the facilities of the dive centre and the lodge. It’s very important for us to be sure that our guests relax and enjoy their stay at our place. Please contact us in advance so that we could arrange everything in time and guarantee that your dream holiday will come true.