Varzuga (river)

The Varzuga (Russian: Ва́рзуга) is a river in the south of the Kola Peninsula in Murmansk Oblast, Russia. It is 254 km in length. The area of its basin is 9,840 km².[1] The Varzuga flows into the White Sea. It freezes up in October and stays under the ice until May.

Река Варзуга.jpg
Physical characteristics
 • locationMurmansk Oblast
MouthWhite Sea
 • coordinates
66°16′03″N 36°56′27″E / 66.26750°N 36.94083°E / 66.26750; 36.94083Coordinates: 66°16′03″N 36°56′27″E / 66.26750°N 36.94083°E / 66.26750; 36.94083
Length254 km (158 mi)
Basin size9,840 km2 (3,800 sq mi)
 • average77 m3/s (2,700 cu ft/s) (average) and
up to 300 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s) in May and June
Basin features
 • leftSerga

This is the most prolific atlantic salmon fishing river in the whole of the Kola peninsular. Over the season over 10,000 salmon are caught and returned in this river system. Favourite Salmon fishing patterns are the Kola Vulcan, Kola Blue Fire, Kola Fire and the Kolalander.


  1. ^ "Река Варзуга (Малая Варзуга, Большая Варзуга) in the State Water Register of Russia". (in Russian).