Vologda was firstmentioned under year 1147. It was major transit city before St.Petersburg was founded (1703). 1565-1571 Ivan the Terrible proposed Vologda as the new capital of his domain (instead of Moscow).
VGD airport is not busy at all. There are only 2 flights a week from Vnukovo (Moscow) 8pm and 2 flights return to Vnukovo 8am, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Airport is situated 8 km north from city centre, easily reachable by bus or taxi.
Atrium Hotel, ul. Gertsena, 27, ☎ +7(8172) 78-78-25 (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: +7 (8172) 75-33-13), . This business-class hotel is centrally located, easily found while driving, and newly built. Rooms are comfortable, 4 stars are claimed, at least 3 stars are really delivered. Free wi-fi in rooms and lobby.single 3,400 - 4,600 RUR, double 3,800 - 5,000 RUR dependig on room class.
Angliter, ul. Lermontova, 23, ☎ +7 (8172) 76-24-36, . The most expensive and probable the only deluxe hotel in the city of Vologda3,100 - 8,900 RUR depending on room.