Kunashir Island

75,000 rub

Kuril Islands become more and more wanted region to travel to. The main reasons are isolation of the region from the European part of country and unique character of natural wonders. It is a real Far East in the direct sense of these two words but they can be interpreted in different ways. To reach the Kurils isn’t that difficult as it may seem, it is not something in the middle of nowhere. 

It’s somewhere nearby Japan, there are always a bad weather, frequent earthquakes and lots of bears - these all are typical stereotypes which can be commonly met but they can’t describe even a molecule of Kuril Islands.

The Kurils is a borderline between Okhotsk sea and Pacific Ocean represented by an archipelago of total length 1200 kilometers. As a rule, more than fifty large islands are usually mentioned, only four of them are inhabited. Consequently, the Kurils is a place where there are not many people and lots of impressions. You can start your acquaintance with Kuril Islands from its southernmost representative.

Kunashir is the southernmost island of Greater Kuril Ridge. It takes a third place in area among all islands. The tourism infrastructure isn’t developed here that much, but it can reveal a positive point. Here you still can feel authenticity of the island and feel the primeval charm and natural flair. 

Cape Stolbchaty
Golovnin Cliff
Caldera of Golovnin volcano
Lake Lagunnoye
Stolbovskaya nature trail
Fumarole field of Mendeleev volcano
Wild hot springs
White Cliffs
Baranskogo vulcano
Thermal springs
Aniva Lighthouse
Cape White Stone
Velican Cape
Ptichiy cape
Yankito plateau
Boiling River (Kipyaschaya River)
Pacific Ocean
Black Cliffs


Day 1. Stolbovskaya nature trail

We arrive to the island. The flight to Kunashir takes one hour, and in case of special luck we will be able to see Tyatya! This object is considered as a model in the volcano world and one of the most impressive volcanos in the Kurils. After landing we have to go to the hotel but this tour goes outside the frameworks of usual trips.

Down from a mall, straight to the ball – and we are taking the road to Stolbovskaya nature trail. There we can get familiarized with the unique flora of Kuril Islands. It’s a botanical garden created by nature and located in the open air. After a while we go down to Kunashir strait and through a light mist we watch the closely-spaced Japan which is now the country of the setting sun relating to our position. After walk along the shore we return to the nature trail and make a stop in Stolbovsky hot springs where we can get warm and enjoy the natural beauty. There we complete a mission of the day: “We’re in the Kurils”.

Day 2. Caldera of Golovnin volcano

In the morning we start working out our legs. Today we are going to have the most extended route of our travel. We are going southward to the caldera of Golovnin volcano. Caldera is a cirque-like basin formed thousands years ago as a result of volcano cone failure. Down the years there appeared two incredible lakes which got self-explanatory names - Boiling (Kipyascheye) and Hot (Goryacheye). These lakes are our main target for today.

One-way walk will take about seven kilometers but intention to see the internal world of caldera will give us strength.  Soon we will pass the border of wildlife sanctuary and greet the inspector protecting this area. Traveled kilometers will add a little bit of fatigue but it will disappear after walk on the beach of Hot (Goryacheye) Lake. The water isn’t hot here though, it’s warm. Its color will make us gaze at the azure mirror. After 20-minutes relax we’ll start out.

We are to climb on one of the volcanic domes and see the landscape from the heart of caldera. Below there will be Boiling (Kipyascheye) Lake waiting for us. Its name reflects the real state of things – the lake really boils and lives its active life. The swimming in the lake is not possible. But you are welcome to bath in the creek between two lakes. After enjoying this place to the full, we start the return trip.

  • The organizer of the tour reserves the right to change the order of excursions based on weather conditions, tides.
  • The tour is suitable for couples with children from 6 years old.
  • The necessary equipment for the trip is indicated in the EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING section.
  • If you have restrictions or allergic reactions to products meals, please inform the organizer in advance.
  • For ready-made groups of 8 people or more, a 5% discount
  • Снаряжение и одежда
    • Small backpack for personal belongings and water
    • Trekking shoes
    • Spare light shoes
    • Trekking socks
    • Thermal underwear (summer)
    • Trekking pants
    • Shorts or spare pants
    • Fleece sweater
    • Cap / hat
    • Membrane windbreaker
    • Raincoat
    • Sunglasses
    • Gloves
    • Mosquito and tick repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Personal hygiene
    • Swimwear, slippers
    • Towel
    • Guides of the company "ADRENALIN-TOUR"
    • Issuance of a border pass
    • Obtaining a permit to visit the Kurilsky Reserve
    • Accommodation in a hotel on Kunashir Island, Iturup Island and Sakhalin
    • Transfers according to the program
    • Food according to the program
    • Visit to terminal springs
    Not included
    • Flight to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back
    • Flight on the route Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Yuzhno-Kurilsk (12,000 rubles per person)
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Meals not included in the program
    • Additional services and excursions not included in the program

    Accommodation in a hostel-type hotel "Dom Druzhby". The hotel has double and eight-bed rooms. Bathroom and shower - shared on the floor.


    Breakfast - 2, 9, 12 days

    Lunch - day 3

    Breakfast, lunch - 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 days


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    Kunashir Island
    75,000 rub
    5 days
    Возраст 12+