The Valley Of Geysers is located on the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. It is second largest geyser in the world, with around 90-geysers spread on 6-kilometer basin. Several visitors visit this place to experience the absolute natural wonder and also Russia’s one of the seven wonders. Today, the Valley Geysers are part of wildlife reserve. The Wildlife region is rich with various species and creatures.
The Geyser’s activity is the result of geothermic activity caused by nearby volcanos. There are several Geysers, some of them are named with unique title. One of the Geysers is named as ‘Velikan’ as it shoots up to 40-meters high in the air.
Visitors who are visiting for the first time will get hypnotic experience. The scene of giant geysers is perilous, but the view amazes. The site ‘Valley Of Geysers’ has suffered several losses and damages. History has huge tale with the place, it was on October 4th, 1981, and Typhoon ‘Elsa’ damaged flooding the river Geysernaya. The natural calamity destroyed Geyser Bolshaya Pechka and disturbed the source Malakhitovi Grot. Then in 2007, on 3rd June mudslide again damaged Valley of Geysers. At present, The Valley of Geysers is alive and very much active, but with less number of tourists around.
Valley of Geysers Facts
- The place was discovered by Anisifor Krupenin and Tatiana Ustinova.
- It is titled as second largest concentration of geysers in the world.
- Today, it is also titled as a World Heritage Site with different volcanoes housed in Kamchatka Peninsula, Kronotsky Nature Reserve.
Best Time to Visit
Summer is the best time to drop a visit. It is a part of Siberia and also snows often last through spring. As the snow starts melting, the geysers are visible.
Cloud of Steam and Kamchatka Volcanoes are other tourist attraction to check for!
How to get there?
Since it is located in Kronotskiy State Natural Biosphere Reserve and protected, many people are permitted to visit the site but under special consent. The place is only accessible by Helicopter, and so only few people can catch the glimpse of the Valley Geysers.
Tourist can board helicopter from Kamchatsky airport-Petropavlovsk, which is located at a distance of 20km. The area also lacks public transport and hence require special permission to get there.