10. Kamchatka Volcanoes
The Kamchatka Peninsula, located in the Far East of Russia, is a spectacular destination for the nature lover. Here you can soak in hot springs, go whitewater rafting and take a scenic helicopter excursion over a landscape dotted with more than 1,000 volcanoes. If you’re looking to relax in some natural hot water, the Viluchinski thermal springs are in the valley of the Viluch River at the Geyser Hotel, with temperatures ranging from 37 to 60 degrees Celsius (100 – 140 degrees Fahrenheit).
There are also numerous hikes showcasing the peninsula’s waterfalls, smoky volcanoes and wildlife (including bears!). Because the area is both vast and remote, we recommend exploring it with a private guide or group tour.