Our cruise ship travelled through Lake Onega overnight, and we awoke to find ourselves on the River Svir. This was relatively narrow and lined with pretty forest, small villages of wooden houses and a little industry. Over breakfast our journey on the Svir passed through the southern edge of Lake Lagoda where we saw the impressive Shlisselburg Fortress on a small island. Finally, our cruise ship entered the River Neva which took us to our final destination, St Petersburg. See the link below for views of the waterways in the city.
Our ship (bottom right) barely disturbs the calm waters of the Svir River