Volcano, Koriakskaya Sopka,
This volcano, seen here from the slopes of Avachinskaya Sopka, lies just a short way north-west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii. It is 3456m high. Volcanoes dotted over the landscape of rolling plains, covered in sparse forests, hills and rivers make up the typical Kamchatkan landscape. Many of the volcanoes reach up to and over 4000m and are glaciated. Kamchatka boasts the world's most exciting and rich areas of volcanic activity.