Volcano tours in Russia:

Kamchatka (Russia): Kamchatka - Land of Colors
(volcano expedition to Kamchatka)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka
Duration: 16-19 days Tour type: Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography Difficulty Easy-Moderate
Price p.p.: 4350 €  ? 
Dates:
12-30 Aug 2019
1-19 Sep 2019
11-29 Aug 2020
Kamchatka, with its dramatic landscapes, wild, unspoiled nature and many active volcanoes is a great adventure destination. Next expeditions from 12-30 Aug & 1-19 Sep 2019 - volcano and landscape photography !
The tour is aimed towards people with an interest in volcanoes enjoying photography and adventure in a small group. It consists of 4 parts:
At the beginning, we plan to spend 3 full days at remote Karymsky volcano, which often has spectacular explosive eruptions of strombolian-vulcanian type. During this time, normally, one or several of the local volcanologists also join us and offer interesting insights into actual volcano monitoring, interesting lectures about Kamchatka's volcanoes and volcanic history, ongoing research and more.
The second part is is 2-3 days in the southern plateau and includes the relatively easy climbs to spectacular Gorely and Mutnowsky volcanoes. After this first week, we spend 8 days around the northern volcano group around Klyuchevskoy and Sheveluch, where very often at least one volcano is in eruption, typically even two or three... This is usually the most adventurous part that also depends strongest on actual conditions. It involves camping and/or simple huts, easy hikes, and hopefully prolonged observation / photography during day and night in the best viewpoints of the volcanoes.
The tour ends with a few extra days which not only add a safety margin (in case changes are needed on location, or if there is an unexpected eruption that merits going), but normally offer the chance to take part in the classic, but truly rewarding excursions to famous Valley of Geysers/Uzon caldera and the Kurile Lake (for bear observations), both available as day-trips by helicopter.

During the largest part of the tour, we will have our own cook who provides us with excellent and plentiful Russian and local cuisine. Volcanological explanations during wait times, tea or dinner etc and in the field round out the tour. ...more info

Kurile Islands (Russia): Islands of Fire and Whales
(14-days sailing expedition to the northern Kuriles Islands)
Duration: 15 days / 14 nights Tour type: Expedition: geology & volcanism - photography - adventure Difficulty Custom (variable)
Price p.p.: 5900 EUR (if 6 part.) / 6300 EUR (if 5 part.)
Dates:
14-28 Jul 2019
Pilot tour 14-28 July 2019 - booked out
The Kurile Islands stretching from Japan to Kamchatka are formed by very active volcanoes, which however are rarely visited by people.
We plan to charter a small expedition vessel that accommodates up to 8 people and spend 12 days sailing between the northern group of volcanoes, and try to approach and observe some of the most active volcanoes in the chain. ...more info

Kamchatka (Russia): Shiveluch Volcano Special
(8-days expedition to see the ongoing eruption of Shiveluch volcano 16-24 Mar 2019)
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights Tour type: Volcano expedition: active volcanoes - photography - adventure Difficulty Easy
Price p.p.: 2750 €  ? 
Dates:
no scheduled dates at present
If the eruption of Shiveluch continues, we plan an expedition for max 6 participants to observe it during 16-24 Mar 2019. Deadline to sign up is Sat, 24 Feb 2019.
The group will be accompanied by part of our team and is organized in cooperation with the local volcano observatory.
Note: There will be little to no physical difficulty, but you will need to be prepared for severe WINTER conditions (temperatures down to -20 deg C) - you will need proper winter clothing for arctic conditions. ...more info

Next group tour dates:

Dates Price p.p.TourDifficulty
14-28 Jul 2019 (pilot tour)5900 EUR (if 6 part.) / 6300 EUR (if 5 part.)Kurile Islands (Russia)(Expedition: geology & volcanism - photography - adventure)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 12-30 Aug 20194350 €  ? Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 1-19 Sep 20194350 €  ? Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 11-29 Aug 20204350 €  ? Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
Volcano tour to Kamchatka 31 Aug - 18 Sep 20204350 €  ? Kamchatka (Russia)(Expedition: adventure - active volcanoes - photography)
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