Kamchatskaya Oblast' Things to Do

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Kamchatskaya Oblast' Things to Do

  • Petropavlosk Kamchatkiy

    We hardly stayed in the capital of Kamchatska. Put right away into 4X4 trucks, we headed South towards the Gorely/Mudnovsky volcano region.Petropavlovsk is located in a beautiful setting along a marvelous bay surrounded by volcanoes (namely Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky volcanoes) and with the Pacific ocean to the West.

  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

    Since 1956 Kamchatka has started its quick development and persistent approaching to the modern state, when it became the self-dependent oblast. The city quickly passed the stage of the medium-sized town and began to change into the big city of the Far-East. If one looks at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy from the scenery view site of the Petrovskaya...

  • Ust-Kamchatskiy Region

    The main water artery of this region is the Kamchatka river. It crosses almost the entire peninsula. But, in this region, supported by many tributaries, it becomes large and navigable and slowly moves into the Pacific ocean. Today as it has throughout history, the economy of the region depends on this river. Travelling along this river Cossacks...

  • Ust-Kamchatsk

    Ust-Kamchatsk lies on the mouth of the Kamchatka River. And as a matter of fact it is the second largest port in Kamchatka. The area around Ust Kamchatsk is also very famous for its Russian American history and the place where the Cossacks established their first fort. The original fort was actually in Klutchi but it burned down in 1731 and was...

  • Geyser Valley

    Geyser Valley and Uzon Caldera are part of the same volcano-tectonic (i.e., collapsed volcano) depression. Geyser Valley is located in the Geysernaya river valley, Southeast of the depression, and characterized by a high concentration of geysers and hot springs. It is a fantastic site!!One geyser typically discharges 30 tons of water in one short...

  • Helicopter flight over volcanoes

    This is something you must absolutely do if you go to Kamchatka: take a helicopter ride!! Even if it is expensive, it is well worth it! You will have an unforgettable experience of stunning and grandiose landscapes, close-up of all types of volcanoes, fly-by rivers and lakes...If you go to Uzon Caldera and Geyser Valley, the only way is by...

  • Mudnovsky Geothermal Field

    This was quite a site! The russians were building a geothermal station to use the geothermal energy to make electricity. The project started in 1978. In 1995, they had a few turbines already going strong. I do not know how the project is going now in 2003.The main impression of the site was of total desolation and slaughter of a huge area. The...

  • Climbing Mudnovsky volcano

    Mudnovsky is another active volcano of Kamchatka: 16 explosions since 1848, the last one in March 2000! So the pictures you see on this website show you the state of the volcano in 1995 before the last eruption.Hiking up to the top of Mudnovsky is a fantastic experience. It takes 4 to 5 hours to get to the top, 2-3 hours to get down. There are not...

  • Uzon Caldera

    A caldera is a collapsed volcano. This one is huge, 9X12 km, round shape with steep cliffs all around, and 2 peaks dominating, Mount Krasnaya (1320 m) and Baranii Peak (1614 m). The floor of the caldera is flat (650 m elevation) and crisscrossed with cold and warm lakes. Deep hot thermal water rising from the volcano magma chamber interacting with...

  • Basecamp: Rodnikovoya

    Landscape near Rodnikovoya.There is a gold and silver deposit nearby called Rodnikovoye, which the russians are intensively prospecting since its discovery in 1978.

  • Vilgushin Springs

    We had a very nice hike near these hot springs which create very interesting amorphous silica deposits covered with green algae.

  • Gorely volcano

    Gorely is an active shield volcano. Elevation: 1830 meters.The last eruption (explosion!) to my knowledge dates back from 1986.


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