Reasons To Visit Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky
Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky has the distinction of being one of only a select few major cities around the globe which is inaccessible by road, making it one of the quirkier travel destinations in the world. Situated in the far east of Russia along the Kamchatka Peninsula, Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky is an extremely popular base for travelers looking to explore the incredible natural wonders of the region. There are many opportunities to go out into the wilderness whether it is a mountain hiking or wildlife watching trip, while the city itself is also home to plenty of fascinating historical attractions like Lenin Square.
Arriving In Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky
Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Airport is a single terminal airport that is currently in the process of constructing an additional terminal which will increase its passenger capacity. The airport mostly handles domestic flights around Russia but does also handle a few longer routes. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky you will not be able to make the journey directly, but the airport does have a few connections around Russia which enables UAE-based travelers to fly with only a single transfer.
At Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Airport you should not expect much in terms of facilities and amenities as the airport is very small, although there is a new terminal in the works which will boost the facilities on offer significantly once completed. On site there is a café area where you can find a few snacks and drinks to enjoy, while you will want to bring any essential travel items you need with you as the airport is lacking in shops.
Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Travel Information
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Any UAE national traveling to Russia will have to apply for a visa first, so give yourself plenty of time to get this done before your trip. In Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky it is cold for most of the year with extremely low temperatures and thick snowfall over the winter months, while it doesn’t heat up too much with the onset of summer with average highs of around 15 degrees from July until August. Be advised that Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky is a significant eight hours ahead of the UAE, while the currency you will need in Russia is the Russian ruble.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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