Welcome to Valaam

This beautiful, mostly forested archipelago consists of around 50 isles tightly clustered around a 27.8-sq-km main island, where the Transfiguration Monastery (Валаамский Спасо-Преображенский монастырь) is the main drawcard. If you're overwhelmed by the stampede of pilgrims, explore a dozen other smaller churches, chapels and sketes on pretty headlands, quiet inland bays or bridged islets... Read More

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