Russian North – Day 6: Return to the Old Ladoga

Going back to the beginning. We will visit the Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, once again plunging into the cityscape of Ladoga. We will have lunch in a modern and pleasant cafe in Volkhov, there we will walk in the park in search of attractions that have long been gone. But there is a thick forest in the park and a sense of peace! And, of course, we will stop by to see Lake Ladoga!
Russian North

Trip duration: 6 days

Ksenia Beskova

Собор Николая Чудотворца


Morning. 15th century cathedral. Amazing solution: outside there is a circular cast-iron staircase leading to the icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Here you want to wander the streets, looking at numerous historical buildings.

Парк культуры и отдыха Ильинка


An old iron swing. There are no attractions at the moment, the Ferris wheel is not working. Almost every remaining building has pretty good graffiti. Abandoned, deserted park.



Great view from the window on the city of Volkhov. Laconic, pleasant interior. Good coffee. Successful marinated mushrooms.

Спасская придорожная часовня

Historic Sites

The chapel is built in Russian style from Putilov's slab. It is now in operation. In wartime it was a point of fire, and later the chapel served as a stop for buses.

Пляж на Ладожском озере


Of course, we couldn't resist and came to say goodbye to Ladoga Lake. The wind, landscape, sand are already so familiar. We walked along the shore, left flat stones in the water, promised to come back.


Restaurants, Boarding Houses

Open veranda, nice atmosphere. You can get lost in the menu, and the portions are not small. Sensitive staff and a good chord to complete our trip to the Russian North.