Govena Peninsula is located in the northern part of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. It is bounded on the east by Olyotorsky Bay and on the west by Olyotorsky Peninsula. Visitors can experience the picturesque fjords of Yuzhnaya Glybokaya and Lavrova Bay. Jagged peaks form a dramatic backdrop to these peaceful bays, where brown bears, Arctic hare and mountain sheep can be seen.
The Kamchatka region boasts abundant flora. The variable climate promotes different flora zones where tundra and muskeg are dominant succeeded by grasses, flowering shrubs and forests of pine, birch, alder and willow. The wide variety of plant forms spread throughout the Peninsula promotes just as wide a variation in animal species that feed off them. Although Kamchatka is mostly tundra, deciduous and coniferous trees are abundant and forests can be found throughout the peninsula.
Kamchatka boasts diverse and abundant wildlife. Among terrestrial mammals, Kamchatka is best known for the abundance and size of its brown bears. In the Kronotsky Nature Preserve there are estimated to be three to four bears per 100 square kilometres. Other fauna of note include carnivores such as wolf, arctic and other fox, lynx, wolverine, sable, several species of weasel, ermine and river otter; several large ungulates, such as bighorn sheep, reindeer, and moose; and rodents/leporids, including hares, marmot, lemming and several species of squirrel.
Things to See & Do
* Fjords of Yuzhnaya Glybokaya and Lavrova Bay
* Komandorsky Nature Reserve
* Kronotsky Nature Reserve
* Valley of the Geysers
* Volcanoes & natural hot springs
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Population – 321,800 approx (Kamchatka)
Land Area – 472,300 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT plus hours nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – +7
Port Location – Visitors to the Kamchatka coast leave from the Port of Korsakov.
Travel Links – Arriving by plane is the only practical way of reaching Kamchatka. All commercial flights arrive at Yelizovo, only 16km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (which airlines list as the destination). There are regular flights between Petropavovsk-Kamchatsky and: Moscow (Aeroflot, Transaero), Saint Petersburg (Rossiya), Novosibirsk (S7, Rossiya), Irkutsk (S7), Khabarovsk (S7, SAT Airlines), and Vladivostok (S7, Vladivostok Avia). Korean Airlines offers frequent charter flights from Incheon in summers.