Russia » Newa / Svyr / Volga-Baltic States-Canal | Russia
The river cruise route Saint Petersburg to Moscow and to River Volga
Newa / Svyr / Volga-Baltic States-Canal | Russia: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||978 km|
|Degree of difficulty:||Demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||no rating|
|Profile of waterway:||Main waterway|
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The waterway Baltic Sea to River Volga
has a length of just below 1000 km. It starts at the mouth of River Neva into the Baltic Sea respective the Finnish Gulf at Saint Petersburg; it flows into River Neva at the Schlusselburg. Here, the huge cruise liners take their way across Lagoda see, the biggest lake of Europe. Smaller units can still take the old southern ba-pass, the Novoladozhsiy-Canal to the mouth of River Svyr and than on River Svyr to Voznesene at Onegasee.
Here exists, just like at Lagodasee, an inland waterway link to River Vytegra, flowing in the southeast into Onega see. On this lake it goes southeastwards into Weisser see and then, on Sheksna to the barrier lake of Rybinsk which is crossed by River Volga in its southern part.
River Neva: The two most interesting points are surely the town of Saint Petersburg and the Schlusselburg at the mouth into Lagoda see. Novoladozhsiy-Canal is unfortunately not all through navigable at the moment. One has to change here onto Lagoda see.
The almost majestic River Svyr flows out of Onega see to Ladoga see. Parallel to the southern bank of Onega see runs also a little used canal to the mouth of River Vyterga which is another water flowing into the lake. It assures a link between Onega see and Beloe see. Also here, a parallel to the banks running canal can be found, it runs to the flowing off of River Sheksna. River Sheksna is the last link on Volga-Baltic States-Waterway and flow into barrier Lake of Rybinsk and has, over this one, access to River Volga.