General information about Kamchatka
Kamchatskiy kray is included in the Far East Federal district occupying the peninsula Kamchatka and a part of the continent, Commander and Karagysnkiy Islands. The most extreme northern spot is in the latitude of Arkhangelsk city and the southern one is in the latitude of Kiev city.
The surface dimensions of the peninsula are almost the same as of Spain, however there are only three cities: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (the capital city of the kray), Elizovo (with the main Kamchatka airport) and Vilyuchinsk (a restricted military town), all the other settlements are inhabited by fewer people.
One can reach the peninsula by air only with one of the regular flights from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok and a number of other Russian cities. There are no railways in Kamchatka, so to reach the majority of sights such as volcanoes, hot springs, nature parks one should use an off-road vehicle or a helicopter. Be advised to plan a couple of extra days of your journey in advance because of changeable weather of the peninsula.