Kamchatka Peninsula

Kamchatka Peninsula

Kamchatka is a Peninsula in the North-Eastern part of Eurasia in Russia. Bordering the West of the Okhotsk sea, East Bering sea and Pacific ocean. It is Bordered by the sea of Okhotsk, Bering sea and Pacific ocean.

Kamchatka Peninsula
Kamchatka Peninsula

Some words about bears…

The owner of Kuril lake is a brown bearThe forests are full of berries and mushrooms, but only he governs them. The biggest danger for tourists in these places is the bear with cubs. Meeting her can be lead to death. People move silently through the territory, it is important to the person first to see the beast and get around it. Also there are many bear-fishermans in the river during spawning fish.


There are about 160 volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. But only 29 of them are active volcanoes. The top view is simply mesmerizing. You can see craterlakes, full of sulfuric acid. 

Volcanoes are very popular among tourists. Avachinsky ridge, Karymsky volcano, Maly Semyachik and Klyuchevskaya group are the most often visited by tourists.

You can see Avachinsky ridge arriving at the airportElizovo”. Karymsky volcano is the most active volcano of the Peninsula. The crater of Maly Semyachik  is filled turquoise acid lake. Klyuchevskaya group is 12 the highest volcanoes of Kamchatka, Klyuchevskaya Sopka is one of the highest volcanoes in the world.


Caldera is a place from the collapsed volcano. Underfoot you can see gurgling springs. It is very dangerous to approach them, they erupt with venom and acid. When you walk in the Caldera, you feel warm even through shoesThe surface of this volcanic area can be compared to a hot frying pan.  There is a probability of failure under the land anywhere. It is located at 666 metres above sea level. Not without reason this place is called the hell by the locals.


The valley of geysers

The valley of geysers is the most unique and interesting attraction of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Tourists from around the world go to the Kamchatka Peninsula to see this valley. There is no such natural beautiful places anywhere else on the earth. This is a fantastic spectacle. A column of hot water, sometimes reaching heights up to 80 meters escapes from the earth with a roar and seeks up. Shrouded in thick clouds of steam fountain gushes some time, then disappears, leaving behind a fading vapor and it is a time of rest.

Valley of geysers

Nowadays you can visit  the valley of geysers only by helicopter. These trips are organised by  local travel companies under contract with the nature reserve.


There are many beautiful lakes here. Kronotsky lake is the largest and most picturesque lake, situated at an altitude of 375 meters above sea level. Acidic lakes in the craters of volcanoes are deserved a special attention. Also tourists like visiting Blue lakes. Blue lakes is a cascade of the most beautiful lakes in a picturesque valley at an altitude of 800 meters.


Nature reserves

Natural parks were created on the Kamchatka Peninsula to protect and increase populations of rare species of animals and plants, and to preserve the unique nature. The most popular natural parks are Nalychevsky park, Dead forest, Kronotsky reserve and Klyuchevskoy reserve. By the way Kronotsky reserve is the oldest reserve on the Eastern coast of Kamchatka, was established specifically for the conservation of sable, which almost destroyed because of his fur.


Many tourists come to see the gray whales , gentle giants of the oceanEvery summer they come close to the Kamchatka Peninsula and feed on around it.  They are listed in the Red Book.

gray whale
gray whale

Russian and foreign tourists are attracted by the exoticism of Kamchatka. Here you can enjoy the unique beauty of the landscapes, raft on a fast mountain rivers and enjoy fishing.  Here you can climb volcanoes and observe the eruption of any one, visit bird colonies and rookery of sea animals. You can see caldera of the volcano and enjoy amazing valley of geysers. So if you are going to the Kamchatka Peninsula don’t doubt! It will be unforgettable amazing time for you!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *