As the largest country in the world, there’s inevitably plenty to see and do on a holiday to Russia! At 17.1 million square kilometres in size (almost twice the size of the United States!) and spanning nine time zones, the country is home to a huge array of natural beauties to explore.
From imposing mountains to vast, scenic lakes, Russia’s varied terrain, including luscious forests and subtropical beaches, is truly an explorer’s paradise.
Check out our top six natural beauties to see across the vast and diverse country of Russia and make sure to add them to your travel bucket list!
1. Kungur Ice Cave
Kungur Ice Cave is a beautiful sight to see on your Russian travels, located in the Urais, near the town Kungur in Perm Krai. The karst cave is a popular tourist landmark in the area, attracting over 100,000 people each year. Visitors can explore around 1.5 kilometres of the cave, which contains grottoes and lakes, as well as interesting rock formations.
2. Lena’s Stone Forest
Lena’s Stone Forest, also widely known as Lena’s Pillars, is a beautiful natural rock formation with structures towering over 150 metres high along the Lena River in far eastern Siberia. The pillars, which consist of layers of limestone, marlstones, dolomite and slate, are part of the Lena Pillars Nature Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The stone forest is a mysteriously fantastic sight to see on your Russian break – a sight which has fascinated travellers since the 17th century!
3. Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake – a must-see on your holiday! The lake, which is located in southern Siberia, curves for nearly 400 miles and is more than 5,000 feet deep! The rift lake is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fantastic natural beauty, also home to thousands of species of plants and animals.
4. Lake Ladoga
Russia is also home to the beautiful freshwater Lake Ladoga, located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast. As the largest lake in Europe, it is 6,700 square miles in area and 135 miles long! The lake contains over 600 islands covering 176 square miles, offering plenty of scenic picnic spots on your Russian getaway!
5. Mount Elbrus
As the highest mountain in Russia and in Europe, Mount Elbrus is inevitably an epic natural beauty to add to your travel bucket list. It is actually a dormant volcano with a crater filled with ice and snow as well as the highest peak in Europe, in the Caucasus Mountains. The mountain stands impressively at over 5,600 metres high, offering a range of great hiking, climbing, skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
6. Avacha Bay
The Pacific Ocean Avacha Bay, on the south-eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, is one of the largest bays in the world! At 15 miles long and around two miles wide, the bay is a stunning natural sight to see on your Russian break, with the Avacha River flowing into it.
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