1,460
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating

Shenkursk trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Shenkursk

4
Shenkursk is a town and the administrative center of Shenkursky District in Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Vaga River. Population:HistoryShenkursk was first mentioned in documents of Novgorod merchants in 1229. In 1315, it was bought by a Novgorod posadnik. Ivan the Terrible referred to this location as the town of Vaga and included it into his oprichnina. At that time, there was a timber fort and a residence of local bishops.Tsar Feodor I made a grant of Shenkursk to his brother-in-law, Boris Godunov, who bequeathed it to his future son-in-law, Johan of Schleswig-Holstein, who died shortly after arriving to Russia. The Romanovs presented the area to Prince Dmitry Troubetskoy as his votchina. Upon his death, the town was returned to the crown. In 1640–1643, the Tsar ordered a new fortress to be built in Shenkursk. Catherine the Great chartered Shenkursk in 1780, and Shenkursk became the seat of the newly established Shenkursky Uyezd in Vologda Viceroyalty (from 1796, in Arkhangelsk Governorate).
Plan your trip to Shenkursk and other Russia destinations using our handy Russia trip itinerary builder tool.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Shenkursk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Shenkursk

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Arkhangelsk Oblast

5 days in Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 51 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM POLAND January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Mezen SEE PLAN December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in Bol, Moscow & Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, teens, kids, culture, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids, culture, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in St. Petersburg, Kargopolsky District & Moscow BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 4 days in Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM RUSSIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Russia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, hidden gems Preferences: May Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Arkhangelsk BY A USER FROM RUSSIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans