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Kamchatka

A wild volcanic peninsula, Kamchatka is a region of untouched beauty, with its unique and fantastic nature full of hot springs, rapid rivers, and mountains with white peaks.

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Primal Beauty

First of all: where is the Kamchatka Peninsula located? In the Russian Far East. An area of 270,000 square km is bathed by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. Less than 400,000 inhabitants in this wild, and silent territory that even offers a UNESCO site, thanks to its many volcanoes.
A 1250 km long strip of land is full of geysers, thermal springs and glaciers. The extraordinary vegetative richness, the poignant sceneries of the tundra, and the possibility of seeing some animals in their habitat, one above all: the brown bear.

short region information

LOCAL TIME
UTC+12
CLIMATE
Temperate & humid
CAPITAL
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
HOW TO GET
8,5 hours by plane from Moscow
HIGHLIGHT
Volcanoes, Valley of Geysers, brown bears

types of tourism

A sledge with huskies in winter

Winter

A giant red Kamchatka crab

Culinary

A man riding a quad

Active

Eco

A man wearing a cap showing a fish in his hand

Fishing

A brown bear with bear’s cubs

wild nature

Hot Springs

Valley of  Geysers

Kamchatka hosts a famous site called Valley of Geysers. Only the Islandic geysers field exceeds the Kamchatka Valley of Geysers for the number of geysers. At the same time, it’s the only geyser field in Eurasia. Kamchatka Geysers Valley hosts about two hundred geysers and numerous hot springs and perpetual spouters.

Geysers field covered with steam
Sky-blue water in a lake in the mountains
White steam coming from the earth in green geysers field
Geysers field in winter, hills and earth covered with snow

From the center of the Earth

Land of Volcanoes

Kamchatka is also called volcanoes land as there are so many volcanoes in the peninsula as nowhere in the world. We speak about more than three hundred volcanoes located here; of course, not all of them are ready to erupt but still… about 10% of them are active or potentially active! Coming here will give you a sensation of visiting some other planet of our galaxy!

Flora & Fauna

Biological Variety

The area is unbelievably rich from the point of view of the variety of plants and animals that inhabit the peninsula. There are so many species of plants growing here! Almost undisturbed and almost unexplored, this area is inhabited by brown bears, wolves, foxes, reindeers, wolverines and sables, and Steller’s sea eagles (just imagine that half of the world’s population of these birds live here!). Coastal areas are populated by the whales, huge seabird colonies, and thousands of sea otters.

Most eastern city of all northern hemisphere

Capital  of Peninsula

The capital of Kamchatka, called Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, is one of the oldest cities in the Far East of Russia & the most eastern city of the all northern hemisphere. Compared to the nature of Kamchatka, maybe the peninsula’s capital is not so breathtaking place, however, it does have marvelous locality overviewing the Avacha Bay belted by white-pick mountains with a scenery of two giant volcanoes. Getting to Kamchatka requires time and effort, and discovering the region even more so, but no visitor remains impassive!

Russian city at the bottom of a volcano in the evening
Russian city at the bottom of a volcano
Highlands behind the sea, beautiful landscape with mountains and volcano, a ship in the sea

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