The Port of Hamburg is conveniently located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. It is easy to access from the North Sea via the Elbe River. Only about 115 kilometres or 70 sea miles separate the city from the river mouth. The Kiel Canal connects the port to Scandinavia and the whole Baltic Sea region. The Elbeseitenkanal and the Midland Canal provide connections to the hinterland. Furthermore, the Elbe-Lübeck Canal provides an inland waterway from Hamburg to the Baltic Sea.