Kamchatka (peninsula in the far east of Russia) was born of fire, like the Earth itself. Kamchatka has never seen quiet - its history is one of continuous, violent rebirth. It is the most active area of our planet where volcanic activity manifests itself in all its beauty. Almost everywhere the skyline is contoured with volcanoes. It composed of more than 160 volcanoes, 29 of which are still active. In addition there is a multitude of thermal and mineral springs, geysers and other phenomena of active volcanism. The volcanic area of Kamchatka has been declared since 1996 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Kamchatka is no doubt one of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen in your life.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Volcano Mutnovsky, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai, Far Eastern DistrictDuring the tour, we will fly over remarkable Vilyucha, Gorely (1829 m) and Mutnovsky (2324 m) volcanoes. Located within ~ 70 km from Petropavlovsk, this group of volcanoes is particulary known for its "breathing" craters with geysers and gases colored in blue and yellow by fumaroles and mineralized thermal waters. If the weather permits, we will be able to fly into the Mutnovsky volcano crater and land for a short walk.In winter it is a good place for alpine skiing and snowboarding. In the south-east part of the foot there are hot springs. In summer there is a beautiful forty meters waterfall at the foot. The top of the volcano is cut on the western part and on its top the huge rocks elevate, separated by accumulation of ice and granular snow. Lava and pyroclastics which make these rocks are changed in variegate colors, possibly, by the fumaroles activity not so long ago. Slopes of the volcano are cut by deep barrancoses (ravines), descending radially from the top or from the middle of the slope. The space of the upper ones is filled with ice and granular snow.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes