The Seven Wonderful and Most Beautiful Russian Volcanoes Worth Visiting

Several volcanoes from around the world are popular tourist destinations especially for thrill seekers and adventurers such as mountain climbers and others. Russia has several active and inactive volcanoes and some of these geological wonders are also popular tourist attractions. Are you looking for geographical wonders to explore? Check this out!

Are you looking for geographical wonders to explore? Check this out!

Several volcanoes from around the world are popular tourist destinations especially for thrill seekers and adventurers such as mountain climbers. Russia has several active and inactive volcanoes and some of these geological wonders are also popular tourist attractions.

Here are the seven most captivatingly attractive volcanoes in Russia.

1.) Sarychev Peak

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Sarychev Peak is a highly symmetrical stratovolcanic cone that covers almost entirely the island of Matua.  This young volcano is located in the Kuril Islands. It has an elevation of 1,496 meters and its last eruption was in 2009.

2.) Atlasov Island 

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Atlasov Island is another Russian beauty to behold. It is known in Russian as Ostrov Atlasova. For the Japanese, it is known as Araido. This geographical formation is the northernmost island and volcano and also the highest volcano of the Kuril Islands. Its named was taken from the 17th century Russian explorer – Vladimir Atlasov. The island is actually the cone of a submarine volcano known as Vulkan Alaid. It has an elevation of 2,339 meters and its last eruption was in 1996.

3.) Klyuchevskaya Sopka

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The stratovolcano and cone-shaped Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest mountain on the Kamchatka Peninsula. It also holds the distinction as the highest active volcano in the entire Eurasia. Because of its elegance and beauty, it is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Russia. This steep, symmetrical cone was last ascended in 1931 because several climbers were killed by flying lava on the descent. The volcano is sacred to indigenous people living in the nearby areas. It is situated 4, 688 meters above sea level and its last eruption was in 2010.

4.) Koryaksky

  

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Koryaksky is a beautiful volcano located on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Designated as a Decade Volcano, it has been active for tens of thousands of years. It has an elevation of 3,456 meters. The three major eruptions of the volcano occurred in 5500 BCE, 1950 BCE and 1550 BCE. Koyaksky’s last eruption was in 2009. It is popular for rock and snow climbing and is also known as Koryakskaya Sopka.

5.) Khangar

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Khangar is a stratovolcano with an elevation of 2,000 meters located in the central part of Kamchatka Peninsula. The volcano is famous for its 2 km-wide caldera which is now filled by a lake.

6.) Baransky

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Baransky is another stratovolcano located in the island of Iturup of Kuril Islands. It was named in honor of the Russian economic geographer – Nikolay Baransky. The volcano is situated 1,132 meters above sea level. Its last known recorded eruption was in 1951.

7.) Tyatya

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Tyatya or Tiatia is a captivating volcano on the Kunashir Island of Kuril Islands and is one of the finest examples anywhere in the world of a somma volcano. The volcano, with an elevation of 1,819 meters, is the highest peak on the island. It is also known as Chachadake in Japanese. Its last eruption was in 1981

See also

Top 10 Most Active Volcanoes in the Philippines

Little Known Volcanoes That Exist in China

Supervolcanoes on Earth: Extremely Dangerous and Deadly

World’s Largest and Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions in History

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