Belarus » Düna / Western Dwina

River Dwina is the former connecting waterway to the Baltic Sea, unfortunately also not navigable any more.

Düna / Western Dwina: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 325 km
Max. depth: 1.00
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, for sporty people, Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Not navigable all through
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

Weitere Informationen

Waterway has access to:

River Berezina & Berezina Canal
Baltic Sea

Dwina has its source in Russia, just a few km from the source of the Wolga. From there it has a way of 1020 km until it gets to the Baltic Sea. In Russia its called Sapadnaja Dwina, on its way through Belarus, its called Dwina and then as from the border of Latvia it becomes the Daugava.

Of its entire length, the Dwina only passes for 325 km through the territory of Belarus and after that another 17 km being the border to Latvia. As there are several dams at its underflow in Latvia, it usually hasn’t got enough water for navigation in Berlarus.