Russia » Severnaja Dvina / Northern Dvina | Russia

The cold waterway from White Sea to River Suchona, a Side River of River Volga.

Severnaja Dvina / Northern Dvina | Russia : Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: Waterway in reclusion, an adventure
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Suchona River | Russia
Wytschegda River | Russia

The two Rivers Suchona and Yug (Jug) join east of the town of Velikiy Ustyug and become Severnaja Dvina (Northern Dwina) which is flowing towards the White Sea. After the town of Kotlas, River Vychegde, being the biggest feeder, flows from the east into River Dvina.

Severnaja Dvina is on its entire length navigable but there are rather few communities along its banks. "Wharfs" can be found near ferries, as for example at Krasnoborsk, Vernajaa Toima, Bereznik and Novodvinsk and at the White Sea harbor town of Archangels / Arkhangel'sk.
But, banks are shallow and sandy most of the time and there are for this reason enough possibilities for a stop.