Mendeleev volcano is an active volcano at the southern part of Kunashir Island. It was named after an outstanding Russian chemist D.I. Mendeleev in 1946.
Local citizens name this volcano a sleeping beauty, because, if you take a look at it from the certain angle, its shape reminds of a shape of a sleeping girl.
Fumaroles are cracks or holes, located in craters, at the slopes and bottom of volcanos and are a source of hot gases.
The track to fumarole field start from the motorway and goes through 2 meter high bamboo tousle. It takes about 3 km one way and 6 km there and back.