Adding this story in line with Pasha’s request to show that the way from Moscow to Kandalaksha is packed with things touristy..
It is believed that the biggest spruce Fennoscandia grows in the Zaozersky national park near Petrozavodsk.
Height 36 meters, the age of about 170 years. Finnish tree experts say they haven’t seen a spruce tree bigger than this one. I wonder how they know. Did they inspect and measure **every** tree in Fennoscandia? Doubtful.. The claim smells fishy. Anybody aware of a bigger spruce? Tell me!