Fumarole field of Mendeleev volcano

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.