Tips for booking a Vologda hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Vologda:$40/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$16/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$31 - $52
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$26 - $43
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Vologda

About Vologda

The historic city of Vologda is a 16th-century architectural time capsule once intended to be the capital of Russia. Vologda’s quiet streets are peppered with blue-and-gold cupolas and soaring bell towers.

Things to do

Walk in the footsteps of Russia’s most prominent emperors at Vologda Kremlin, once a mighty fortress erected under the orders of Ivan the Terrible. Walk beneath the defensive walls, marvel at the multi-domed citadel and climb the Sofia Bell Tower for panoramic views over the Vologda River valley.

Get a glimpse into the daily life of locals during the pre-revolutionary era at the World of Forgotten Things Museum. The whimsical wooden house displays the typical interiors of a living room, dining room, study and nursery. See old family portraits and antique furniture, including an enchanting gramophone that still plays a tune.

Do you appreciate the finer things in life? Visit the Lace Museum, a legacy to Vologda’s intricate art of lacemaking. The museum occupies an 18th-century heritage building along the embankment of the Vologda River and showcases an exquisite collection of handmade lace designs, from unique communist-era styles to contemporary lace couture.

Tour Saint Sophia Cathedral and admire its striking five domes and beautiful interior walls filled with 17th-century frescoes and remarkable iconostasis. Under the orders of Ivan the Terrible, the giant stone cathedral took just two years to build between 1568 and 1570.

Getting around

Vologda Airport is eight kilometres away, with taxis available to take you into town. The city is seven hour’s drive from Moscow, while trains offer regular connections to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The city centre is easy to get around by foot.

Vologda travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Vologda?

    Vologda is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Sputnik Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.4. For other potential stays, consider Atrium Vologda and History Hotel, which can also be great places to stay in Vologda.