Far East

Far East

General Information

The Russian Far East compromises the easternmost territory of Russia, between Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. Although the Far Eastern Federal District is the largest of Russia’s eight federal districts, it’s also the least populated. The Far Eastern Region with its capital city of Khabarovsk covers five geographic zones, namely arctic deserts, tundra, forest tundra, forest and steppe zones.

 

Destinations

Most visitors who travel to Russia spend their time in the western portion of the country. While cities such as Moscow and St Petersburg have a lot to offer, you shouldn’t miss out on all that Eastern Russia has to offer. This is the place to be if you’re interested in the rugged outdoors, as the Far East of Russia is home to countless national parks, volcanoes and snow-covered mountain peaks and islands off the coast, which let you experience a unique side of Russia. From Yakutsk, the coldest city on Earth, to Wrangel Island, known as Polar Bear Island, Russia’s Far East is an incredible destination well worth visiting. It’s home to the Lena Pillars Nature Park, the major Pacific port city of Vladivostok and the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, which is the second largest city in the world that is unreachable by road, being only accessible by plane or boat. Another famous tourist attraction is the Valley of the Geysers, a geyser field found on the Kamchatka Peninsula that has an impressive concentration of geysers in one area, all of which are located in a basin with hot springs and a winding river.

Destinations in Far East