Atlasova Island

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Atlasova Island lies 64km / 40mi to the West of Cape Lapatka. It is the northern most in the Kuril Island chain and, at 2,339m / 7674ft it is the highest volcano in the archipelago. It is named for Vladimir Atlasov, a 17th century Russian Cossack explorer, credited with bringing Kamchatka under Russian control.

We arrived around noon and had the opportunity to go ashore for hikes in the afternoon. We were fortunate to come across a fearless and oh so cute red fox. These animals were ‘planted’ here.

The scenery.
Beach wreck.
Landing beach.
Atlasova Island