There are few places in this world that are untouched and unspoiled by human hands and Kamchatka Peninsula is one of them. It’s located in the Far East region of Russia and has recently started to catch the attention on international tourists. Kamchatka is still a little isolated and remote, but no one can deny that it’s a thrilling place to visit. At Taiga Travels, we conduct several tours on a yearly basis to Kamchatka and have noticed its growing popularity.
Interesting Facts of KamchatkaIf you really want to understand the size of Russia, you should consider the distance between its capital Moscow and the Kamchatka Peninsula. They’re separated by eight time zones! The peninsula spans across an area of 181,000 sq miles and is largely untouched by civilization. It’s about 750 miles long and 470 miles wide at its widest point.
The region is located between the Okhotsk Sea and Pacific Ocean. This makes the climate here very uncertain. In fact, there are many microclimates that make this region great fun to explore.
Things to SeeKamchatka has an abundance of natural beauty. In fact, you won’t find any region quite like it anywhere in the world. When you visit this place, you’re in for an experience of a lifetime. Here’s what you can see in Kamchatka Peninsula:
- Ring of Fire – This region is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is a series of volcanoes and earthquake-prone zones that stretches across the Kuril Kamchatka Trench and reaches out towards Japan and Alaska. While this region is volatile sometimes, it’s also spectacular to visit. There are 159 volcanoes here but most of them are inactive. Small active volcanoes here erupt on a daily basis.
- Hot Springs – What’s better than a soaking in a natural hot spring surrounded by some of the best natural scenery in the world? The Kamchatka Peninsula has many mineral springs and about 150 of them have hot water. These springs are a major attraction for both local and international tourists.
- Wildlife and Trees – The biodiversity of this region is stunning. There are about 1000 distinct species of trees in Kamchatka and a number of different plants. You’ll also find brown bears, reindeer, snow sheep, foxes, wolves, and wolverines, and even sea eagles here. The population of these animals is sizable and healthy. You’ll also find about 9 different species of whales, sea otters, and sea birds.
So if you want to explore the wonders of Russia and the Kamchatka Peninsula, don’t hesitate to contact us at Taiga Travel. You can just give us a call or visit our contact us page to get in touch with us. Our phone number is +7 (423) 279-10-39, +7 (4236) 75-00-65. We’ll be happy to organize a memorable trip for you.