Solovki are one of the most remarkable places on the planet. The archipelago is located not far from the Arctic Circle in the inhospitable cold waters of the White Sea.
The first monastery of what is now the World Heritage Site appeared in that unwelcoming land in the 15th century. Since then monuments of rare beauty and modesty were erected on the islands as symbols of faith and tenacity of its inhabitants.
Those who've been to Solovetsky Islands say it’s an extraordinary journey into the depth of Russian history and an incredibly soothing and peaceful personal experience.
If you need some inspiration for planning your trip there, enjoy the pictures below: