Nature Reserve Kivach, founded in 1932, is one of the oldest in Russia. The territory of 10880 ha unites
all the landscapes that you can meet in Karelia, 197 species of birds, 48 mammals, 18 species of fish and
569 plants including the famous Karelian Birch.
In the heart of the nature reserve lies waterfall Kivatch, the second among the plain waterfalls in Europe
(after the Rhine Waterfalls in Switzerland) by its size — 10.7 m.