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Sakhalin and Kuril islands

Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Dear lovers of nature Russian tour operator BaikalNature invite you to plunge into the world of pure virgin nature from one of the most remote corners of Russia – Sakhalin Island. Our tours to Sakhalin and Kuril Islands will guide you along the trails of the edge of the Earth so that you discover truly breathtaking landscape, where the grass is higher than human growth, where plants have been preserved since the times of dinosaurs. Here, magnolia blossoms and and the ground breathes with hot steam beneath your feet. On this island lost, in the Pacific Ocean, you'll see falls and rocky creeks, caves and ravines throughout the journey. You will be inspired by the amazing beauty of dawn and walking barefoot into the sunset on the beach. You'll realize that you are on the edge of the world. We will show you the island of Iturup, coming out in the ridge of the Kuril Islands, where you will be able to have a bath in thermal springs, climb to the top.of volcanoes and spend a night in a tent with a sky full of stars.

The Sakhalin Island, lying in the Pacific Ocean, is surrounded by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. Due to its location in the Siberian Far East, the island has a cold and humid climate, ranging from humid continental in the south to subarctic in the centre and north. The local temperatures see dramatic changes, dropping to - 48 °C in winter and raising to +22 ° C in summer.

The island’s flora and fauna seem stunning! More than nine-tenths of the island’s territory is covered with dense forests: larches and firs are the chief trees, spruce Japan, ash, Manchurian and Mongolian oaks, Kuril bamboo and giant ferns also enrich the forest’s diversity.  The island’s wildlife is composed of various animal species: bears, foxes, sables, otters, reindeer, musk deer, hares, squirrels. The waters around the island swarm with marine mammals such as sea lions, whales and different kinds of fish.

Be enchanted by the mystery of the Sakhalin island and take the time to participate in a great discovery. You will be surprised by the unique island's beauty and the variety of activities we can offer.

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