Volcanoes of Kamchatka Nature Parks – the biggest nature reserve of the Kamchatka peninsula. It consists of five clusters: nature reserve Nalychevo,Bystrinsky, Klyuchevskoy and Yuzno-Kamchatsky and experimental salmon sanctuary Kol Ruver.These are unique complexes where wonderful sceneries, charming landscapes, plants and animals are preserved which do not exist in other corners of the world. The total are of nature reserve of reginal importance is more than 3 million hectares. Here you watch admire volcano eruptions, ride by dog-sleds, go alpine skiing or snowboarding on steep slopes, bath in thermal springs, admire taiga forests and motley flower meadows in mountain tundra, take part in national holiday of native peoples – Evens. This is the place that you should visit with your whole family. Nature parks Nalychevo, Bystrinsky, Klyuchevskoy and Yuzhno-Kamchatsky are included in the list of the World Natural Heritage of UNESCO in the nomination Volcanoes of Kamchatka.
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes. Photo - Alexander Bichenko
The eruption of the volcano Tolbachik. Photo - Alexander Bichenko
The big Udine. Photo - Alexander Bichenko
The best time for visit is July-September.
What to see: Volcanoes Avachinsky, Klyuchevskoy, Ostry Tolbachik, Plosky Tolbachik, traces of recent eruptions, hot springs of Nalychevskaya valley and thermal fields of the Mutnovsky volcano, centers for the preservation and development of the original culture of representatives of indigenous minorities of the North.
How to get to: by plane from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, traveling time 8-9 hours. You can book tickets and see the flight schedule on the airline's website (http://www.aeroflot.ru). The territory of the reserve can be reached by helicopter (the flight takes about an hour) or by sea vessel.