Varzuga River

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Река Варзуга.jpg
Country Russia
Basin features
Main source Murmansk Oblast
River mouth White Sea
Basin size 9,840 km2 (3,800 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 254 km (158 mi)
  • Average rate:
    77 m3/s (2,700 cu ft/s) (average) and
    up to 300 m3/s (11,000 cu ft/s) in May and June

Varzuga River (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. The Varzuga River flows into the White Sea. It freezes up in October and stays under the ice until May.

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.

Coordinates: 66°16′03″N 36°56′27″E / 66.26750°N 36.94083°E / 66.26750; 36.94083