Klyuchevskoy Nature Park was named after the highest active volcano of Eurasia: Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 – 4900 m / 15584 – 16076 ft). The park is incorporated into UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. In its own right, the park is one of the most beautiful places on the peninsula. The second name of the park is «Land of Fire and Ice». There are 14 volcanoes in the park (four of them active) and nearly 400 cinder cones. In the close range from the park is another northernmost active volcano in Kamchatka: Shiveluch. In 1975-76 in the park a significant event on the scale in the world of volcanology occurred: the largest basaltic eruption of the twentieth century, which later was included in the list of top five eruptions in the world.
Most of the park can be explored only on hiking routes. This is due to the high volcanic activity in the area. Many volcanoes of impressive heights are concentrated in the area as a result of a historical formation of the terrain and volcanic structures. All of these create almost impossible terrain to traverse.
Klyuchevskoy Park is a place for those who want to know everything about volcanoes. Here you can see how life began on our planet. You can climb the crater of active or erupting volcanoes, walk through the lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glaciers in Kamchatka. You will find yourself among the fire-breathing giants and you will remember for a lifetime each day spent among them.
In the park there are many facilities worthy of a traveler’s visit. Dike sheets such as «valley of statues», «pile-like» basalt formations, lots of canyons, scoria cones and, of course, glaciers and volcanoes are the main attractions of this place.