7 Reasons to Visit the Russian Far East Now…

This summer, the Russian Far East is more accessible to US travelers than ever before. Here are just a few reasons why you should discover this intriguing land for yourself: It’s Close. Kamchatka is just a 4.5 hour flight from Anchorage, and just 3 hours further lies Khabarovsk. Round trip air fare to Kamchatka starts at $1048 (incl. taxes), and …

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Expanded Air Service to Russia Opens New Frontiers of Adventure By Rene E. Limeres

Yakutia Airlines renews their direct flights from Anchorage to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula this summer, with expanded service to the mainland that opens up even more opportunities for Alaskans to explore the many wonders of Russia’s Far East. Beginning in late June and continuing to the end of September, their smart new Boeing 737-700 fleet will now connect Alaska to Kamchatka, …

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Kamchatka’s Hotsprings

Kamchatka’s volcanic peninsula is home to many accessible hotsprings, some remain wild while some have been tamed and made into resorts complete with pools. Three spots for a hot soak come to mind when thinking about a visit to Kamchatka: Nalychevo Nature Park, Timonovsky hotsprings and Paratunka Valley.