Volcano Day in Kamchatka, August 19-21, 2016
Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula hosts 300 volcanoes, 30 of which are active. The Day of the Volcano is an official holiday in Kamchatka gathering annually several thousand locals and visitors at the foot of Avacha Volcano. The main event is the climb to the top of the Avacha volcano (2700 meters/6562 feet). Approximate time for ascending is 6-8 hours; approximate time for descending is 2.5-4 hours. Celebrations and performances are held at the foot of Kozelsky Volcano and throughout Kamchatka.