Remote Sakhalin and Kuril Islands are located far away at the East of Russia. It is quite difficult to reach them, but travel to them compensates all difficulties and the pleasure you get from meeting fantastic landscapes, unusual animals and tasty sea delicacies precedes the tiredness and makes you forget about it.
You will have an opportunity to personally visit many natural and historical monuments, swim in hot springs and strengthen your spirit. Any flight is worth it and you will realize it in the very first seconds of your adventure.
Iturup island: main attractions and peculiarities
Iturup – is one of many islands of Kurils, the biggest one and has the widest range of attractions. One of them is Baranskiy volcano, which height is over 1000 meters. There are a lot of mud pools, hot lakes and mineral streams at its bottom. There is a spectacular view of Kuril Bay and White cliffs from volcano’s peak.
Excursions to White cliffs and Kasatka Bay on Iturup island will acquaint you with geographical and historical knowledge, linked with ancient period and war events of different years.
Yankito plateau is one of those places that are interesting by the way they appeared. Solidified black lava in combination with green grass and bright flowers looks very unusual. An there is the info that the evidences that people used to live here during neolithic age have been found.
Iturup hot springs
Are you aware of the fact that there is a huge variety of hot springs at Iturup? If you choose to travel to Iturup Island with us, you will have an opportunity to visit 3 hot springs resorts. You can swim in acidulous springs near Baranskiy volcano, take radon bath at "Vannochki" resort and enter sulfur springs at "Zharkiye Vody" ("Hot Waters" in Russian) resort. But you must be very careful before visiting hot springs and consult with specialist before doing so.