Petrozavodsk is a small town but there is plenty things to do.
If you like activities you could go to carting or climbing wall.
Karelia is the land of rivers and lakes and you have a chance to go whitewater rafting. After rafting you have an opportunity to try a traditional Karelian fish soup.
For those who enjoys being close to the nature there is a tourist-club at Petrozavodsk State University. Its members go hiking in the forest every weekend.
There are two equestrian centers where you could ride a horse with an instructor.
Moreover, there is the Entertainment & Sports Centre “Gorka” where you can rent a bike, roller-skates, ice-skates, snowboards, skies, donut-tubes and play tennis.
There are traditional Russian saunas (“banyas”) and modern SPA-centres. There are swimming pools as well and even an aqua park.
The cultural life in Petrozavodsk is rich in events. Students have a chance to go to the concerts of local and foreign bands every week. Also there are two theaters which always offer interesting plays to attend. One of the theatres gives performances in the Finnish language.
The night life in Petrozavodsk is restless. There are a lot of bars and night clubs with convivial parties. You can sing karaoke, play party games, and dance till the morning.
Petrozavodsk is the town for people from any part of the world and anyone can find something exciting to spend his or her free time while studying in Petrozavodsk State University.