Lake Ilmen and the Volkhov River
The majestic Volkhov River runs through central Veliky Novgorod, dividing the Kremlin from the commercial centre of Yaroslav’s Court. Follow it upstream to find Lake Ilmen, a favourite spot for summer fishing and boat trips.
A boat trip from Veliky Novgorod up the Volkhov River to Lake Ilmen offers a great opportunity to see the city from a different angle. The Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod Hotel, situated on the east bank of the Volkhov River, is the perfect place to start a journey to Lake Ilmen.
Experience Lake Ilmen by booking a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod today.
Trips to Lake Ilmen
Lake Ilmen originally formed a vital part of the Byzantine trade route, leading Europe out of the Dark Ages by connecting it with the prosperous Arab cities. Visit to immerse yourself in this history and take the chance to stop off at Lipno Island, home to the 13th
century Church of St. Nicholas. History buffs may also be interested in the Yuryev Monastery - a 12th
century complex on the banks of Lake Ilmen.
Starting off, visitors can catch a water taxi from behind the memorial complex and take a tour past Kremlin beach, Rurik’s Fort, the Yuryev village and Lake Ilmen. Local guides will tell of the area's fascinating history and can provide a tailored tour with whichever sights to include.
From November until late April, Lake Ilmen freezes over. However, in the summer months, the ice melts and visitors can enjoy boat trips and fishing in the lake. Around July, Lake Ilmen gets warm enough to swim in.
Sail to Lake Ilmen from the Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod Hotel
The Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod Hotel sits on the bank of the Volkhov River, offering the perfect base for a boat trip to Lake Ilmen and its surrounding attractions. Enjoy fine dining or a relaxing sauna after a day trip to Lake Ilmen by staying at this hotel in Novgorod.
Book a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Veliky Novgorod Hotel.