The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Kamchatka ©justkiteit/flickr

Kamchatka ©justkiteit/flickr

This is not just a world heritage site with volcanoes and many amazing nature. It is an outstanding region in the world that has a high density of active volcanoes. Interplaying the glaciers and active volcanoes, you get to see a breathtaking view of the dynamic landscape. Here is also where you can see the salmonoid fish, sea otters, Stellar’s sea eagle and brown bear. Bering Island is just off the Kamchatka Peninisula. It is in the Bering Sea, a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean. With a deep water basin, it is separated from the Gulf of Alaska. There are the Komandorski Islands or Commander Islands that is treeless, Russian islands. Bering Island is one of them that is desolate and has very severe weather conditions. Though treeless, it has hills. Fishing is their main trade for the population living on it.

Nikolskyoye, Kamchatka Krai

The Aleut or Unangan settlers founded Nikolskoye. Aleut came from the Atka Island and Atka Island is the largest island in the Andreanof Islands of the Aleutian islands of Alaska. as for the Andreanof Islands, it is a group of islands in southwest Alaska. The other smaller village founded by them is the Preobrazhenskoye in the Kamchatka Oblast.

Practical Travel tips to Kamchatka

First and foremost, you will need a valid visa if you are a foreigner visiting Kamchatka. Before you arrive and while on the plane, you must filled up a Migration Card and present it for registration together with your visa. This card should also be return to the Immigration Control officers upon departure from Russia. For Kamchatka, you need to register your arrival within 3 days and you should get a stamp on your passport.

Widerness Travel Planning

Kamchatka ©footaleufoo/flickr

Kamchatka ©footaleufoo/flickr

The climate is definitely changeable at this north Pacific region and you are advised to dress appropriately. You will need warm fleece jacket, a pair of gloves and a sweater during the cold weather. A coat as well as a waterproof hat will be very useful. A good pair of reliable footwear will be important especially if you are planning to do some hiking. Bring a pair of poles if you are hiking on volcanoes where there are slippery slopes and traverse snowfields. When you see the wildlife, the rule of the thumb is not to crowd them. The water at Kamchatka is one of the purest water on the planet, so you can actually drink from fast running streams and rivers or even tap water.

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