Surrounded by mountains, Magadan is so remote that no train lines or roads reach it: you can only get there by sea or plane. Thanks to Yakutia Airlines, passengers can now travel from Anchorage to Magadan (GDX) via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC), thus reducing the total travel time to under 9 hours. The PKC-GDX service is operated with one of the airline’s new Bombardier Q-400 aircraft.
The service to Magadan is operated with one of the airline’s new Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. Photo: Maxim Vostrikov, Yakutia Airlines
Magadan was established primarily as as support base for the Kolyma gold fields to the North, but it is infamous for the the labor camps established there by the Soviet government. Tourists now come to Magadan to visit the remain of the camps, including the Dalstroy Gulag Camp, and the Gulag Memorial by renowned artist Ernst Neizvestny. Magadan is also well-known for its beautiful natural scenery and recreational opportunities such as hiking, rafting, and wildlife viewing.
Photo Courtesy: Pavel Zhdanov
The Mask of Sorrow is a monument perched on a hill above Magadan, commemorating the many prisoners who suffered and died in the Gulag prison camps during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. Photo: Yakutia Airlines
Magadan is well-known for its beautiful natural scenery and recreational opportunities such as hiking, rafting, and wildlife viewing. Photos: Pavel Zhdanov
The waters along the coast of the city and the inland rivers are known to be the perfect fishing grounds for salmon, pike, trout, nelma and perch.
Magadan is a destination filled with fascinating sites and a tragic history. With business opportunities and beautiful landscapes, this is a city with many hidden treasures and places to discover.
The waters along the coast of the city and the inland rivers are perfect for fishing. Photo: Pavel Zhdanov