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Kuril Islands and Kamchatka

Written by Anna Schneider on 21st Dec 2017

This is one of the world’s great journeys, an expedition that beckons nature lovers, history buffs, and the intrepid explorer within. Marvel at spectacular natural landscapes, pristine tundra, and massive volcanoes, and spot a multitude of rare bird species without forgetting to enjoy some of the delicious fresh local caviar and vodka. READ MORE

Kamchatka's critters and craters

Written by 56th Parallel on 22nd May 2017
Kamchatka tour

This tour will take place in the prime summer wildlife viewing season, you’ll experience the incredibly rich of flora, fauna and geology of the region. The tour kicks off in spectacular style with a flight over the Ksudach volcano, followed by several days observing the salmon fishing bears of Kurilskoye Lake in the Kronotsky Reserve. We plan a helicopter landing at the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano before heading further north to see the new lava cones of Tolbachik volcano in Klyuchevskoy Nature Park. We’ll also spend time in the settlement of Esso, staying overnight with nomadic reindeer herders in their summer camp in the mountains.

Trekking volcanoes in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 28th Dec 2015
Kamchatka trekking tour

Millions of years of volcanic activity have carved Kamchatka into a place of strangely prehistoric, undulating landscapes. Seen from the air, stark lava fields, gaping craters and mountainous tundra contrast with lush forests and shimmering lakes and rivers and the endless blue depths of the Pacific Ocean.  READ MORE

The kingdom of brown bears

Written by Anna Schneider on 8th Dec 2015

The two most potent symbols of Kamchatka’s untamed nature and grandeur, are Kamchatka brown bears and towering volcanoes – are the subjects of this eye-opening adventure into the Far Eastern frontier. The Kingdom of Brown Bears tour will get you closer than you ever imagined to the wild inhabitants of the peninsula. READ MORE

Wrangel Island, Russian Arctic expedition cruise

Written by 56th Parallel on 11th Mar 2015

140km off the northeast coast of Siberia, Wrangel Island is separated from northern Alaska by the Chukchi Sea. For 10 frozen months of the year, this lonely wilderness is completely cut off from the outside world.

Reaching Wrangel and braving its polar climate is not for the faint of heart. Only the most dedicated nature lovers make the journey – but the rewards are without equal.  There is simply no better destination on to meet the wild denizens of the Arctic, up-close, virtually undisturbed by human interference, and in numbers that will simply astound you.

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Kamchatka photography expedition

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Feb 2015
Kamchatka Photo tour

Stay on the shores of the iconic Kurilskoye Lake and take part in some of the best bear viewing on the peninsula, as the bears gorge themselves during the annual salmon run. Hike some of Kamchatka’s active volcanoes for thrilling shots of steaming vents, acid lakes and smoking craters. READ MORE

Kamchatka discovery

Written by 56th Parallel on 20th Feb 2014
Valley of the geysers Kamchatka

There is no a corner of its peninsula lacking incredibly vast views and unique forms of Russian Far East flora and fauna. Whether you’re seeing the vast peninsula from the seat of a helicopter, the lookout point of one of Kamchatka’s many volcano trails, or from the hot spring waters of Paratunka, Kamchatka is undeniably breathtaking. READ MORE

Sea kayaking in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 6th Mar 2013
Kayaking Kamchatka

This epic kayaking journey, of roughly 110km, will take you to parts of Kamchatka only accessible by small sea craft. Tracing the coastline of the peninsula south from the calm waters of Avacha Bay, you’ll paddle beneath the shadows of snowy volcanoes and explore mysterious sea caves. Visit the incredible Starichkov Island Nature Reserve – the biggest birds colony and impressive Russkaya Bay, where we will observe vivid marine wildlife.
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Kamchatka Heli skiing Adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 24th Feb 2013
Kamchatka Heli skiing

Kamchatka Heli skiing tour take takes you to soaring ridges blanketed in untouched deep powder snow, and the majestic volcanoes of the Pacific Rim of Fire in all their white winter splendour. Your helicopter touches down in the middle of nowhere – the summit of a towering and very-much-alive volcano. The Mi-8 helicopter is the ultimate chairlift, and the volcanic slopes of Kamchatka are the ultimate freeride. As the chopper disappears from view, the sense of isolation, and the sheer silence of the mountains is profound. Take a moment to meditate on exactly where you are – one of the wildest, most remote places on earth – then take a deep breath and away you go. This is pure freedom! READ MORE

Winter adventure in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 12th Jan 2013
winter tour Kamchatka

This Kamchatka Winter Tour is your chance to visit one of the most remote and pristine destinations on Earth – the Kamchatka Peninsula, on the edge of the Pacific Rim of Fire. There are no roads or railways from Kamchatka to the rest of the world – the only practical way in is by air. For lovers of wildlife and rugged natural scenery, Kamchatka is paradise on earth. READ MORE

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56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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