Gorely volcano (1829 m)
Gorely sits 110 kilometres away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Its peak offers stunning views of craters, lakes, the surrounding mountains, and volcanoes. The journey from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Gorely by SUV only takes 2 or 3 hours. You will need another 2 or 3 hours to ascend the volcano. It requires no special physical training and is suitable for all ages. Another amazing thing about this place is that in some seven kilometres from the tourist trail, you will find volcanic caves where you can feel the breath of the earth and get unforgettable impressions of your SUV tour of Gorely volcano.
Mutnovsky volcano (2322 m)
Mutnovsky is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka. The journey by SUV takes 3 to 4 hours, then you will make a two-hour ascent to the top. You will have an opportunity to see fumaroles, mud pools, and steam emissions from the inside. Another fantastic sight — Opasny canyon and its 80-metre waterfall — is located right by the foot of Mutnovsky volcano.
Avachinsky volcano (2741 m)
Avachinsky volcano is only 30 kilometres away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Depending on your fitness, you can choose to climb Mount Verblyud situated on the pass between Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes (1 hours) or ascend Avachinsky volcano (7 to 9 hours round trip). Avachinsky offers incredibly beautiful views of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the Avacha Bay, Nalychevskaya valley, Koryaksky and Kozelsky volcanoes, as well as the crater filled with volcanic plug.
Vachkazhets volcano (1550 m)
Sits 80 kilometres away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On the way, we will encounter magnificent lakes, rivers, and waterfalls (the journey takes 5 to 6 hours). Throughout the journey, we will admire breath-taking views of unique, vibrant nature, while the abundance and diversity of flowering plants is just astonishing. You will find rare plants listed in the Red Book. Vachkazhets is different from the rest: unlike the Martian landscapes of the other volcanoes of Kamchatka, it looks like it belongs to the Swiss Alps.
Dachny hot springs
Dachny hot springs are located to the north of Mutnovsky volcano. Here, at the bottom of a vast ravine and its steep slopes, you will find a large cluster of hot springs — hissing fumaroles, resembling steam-spewing geysers, bubbling mud pools, and lakes with hot water rich in silicic acid. You will also visit the Spokoiny stream, which, unlike its name suggests (spokoiny means ‘calm’ in Russian), reaching the edge of the ravine, ceases to be quiet and turns into a spectacular 16-metre waterfall.
Karymshinsky hot springs
Sitting in the valley of the left tributary of the Karymshina river, 90 km away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, these springs are part of the Verkhneparatunsky geothermal system. The valley lies in a huge caldera of an ancient extinct volcano whose crater is now buried under a thick layer of volcanic rock. These springs have a healing effect — they are helpful in case of musculoskeletal disorders, allergies, and skin diseases.
Petropavlovsky Lighthouse was built in 1897, 30 km away from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. It offers a magnificent view of cliffs and the immense expanse of the ocean. The waves of the Pacific crash against the coastal cliffs — a nesting place of sea birds. On the way to the lighthouse, you will also discover an observation deck overlooking the stunning rocks Tri Brata.