It is a journey that can change your life. Many do not even know where the Shantar Islands are, but after the trip they are convinced that Russia has many more incredible places in beauty, where the human foot has hardly walked.
Have you ever seen a whale? And bears, foxes or ermines? In the most east of Russia in the Sea of Okhotsk is located one of the most picturesque archipelago of the country. Shantar Islands – a place where there is a force of 100 people a year. Want to see these places with your own eyes?
The Shantar Islands are not only the pearl of Okhotsk Sea, but also incredibly interesting for tourists and travelers from all over the world. Shantar Archipelago is located far from populated areas.
Landscapes of the islands are amazing with their beauty. Summer here, though short, but very turbulent. Dozens of waterfalls are overthrown from steep Shantar shores. Unrepeatable rivers and lakes. The largest of which is Lake Bolshoy with a river flowing into it.
The geology of the islands is also interesting. The beaches are a real geological museum in the open air. In many places you can see the rocks painted in a variety of colors – pink, red, green, white. These are exits to the surface of jasper, marble and other rocks.
The Shantar Islands are not only the pearl of the Okhotsk sea, but also incredibly interesting for tourists and travelers from all over the world. The Shantar Archipelago is located far from settlements.
Landscapes of the Islands are striking in their beauty. Summer is here, though short, but very violent. Dozens of waterfalls plunge from steep shores of the Shantar. Unique rivers and lakes. The largest of which is lake with a Large influent river.
Interesting Geology of the Islands. The shores represent a real geological Museum under the open sky. In many places you can see the rock painted in various colors – pink, red, green, white. It exits to the surface of Jasper, marble and other rocks.
The peculiarity of this place is that during the ice age, when most of the globe was covered with ice shell, in the far East, the Sikhote-Alin mountain ridge, left area, where land, sea, and with them the ancient plants preserved unchanged until the present time. One such plant is a brown seaweed “Kelp Angustata”, which grows only in the sea of Okhotsk offshore area of the Shantar Islands.
This explains the fact that the Shantary preserved pristine nature and wildlife.
Only 1.5-2 months the island free of ice. Back in July, there are floating icebergs, and in the second half of September it can snow. And all this despite the fact that the Islands are located at latitude of Moscow!
The Islands are covered with coniferous forest and grass. Flowing down from the mountains many rivers and streams, forming the hundreds of waterfalls ranging in height from 10 to 100 meters.