Russian Far East Overview
Why Russian Far East: This wild and remote area is perfect for cruising and offers magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife, fascinating archaeological remains, traditional local culture and historic remains from the Soviet era. Wrangel Island offers good opportunities for polar bear sightings.
Climate: Like all northern climes the weather is unpredictable and you need to be prepared for all occasions. Cruising takes place during spring and summer, with longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures. Ice will remain in the High Arctic and on mountain tops but the shores of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands can be quite temperate.
Combine With: The Russian Far East can be reached by air from Alaska, so you can extend your holiday with a visit to Alaska or Canada. Cruise the Inside Passage, visit Denali National Park or explore the Rocky Mountains. Please see our Canada & Alaska program for more details.
Getting There: It is possible to fly from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy for Ring of Fire cruises, and to Anadyr (Chukotka and Wrangel Island cruises) can be reached from Nome in Alaska by charter flight across the Bering Sea.