Okhotsk, Kamchatka, Russia

Okhotsk is an urban-type settlement and a seaport at the mouth of the Okhota River on the Sea of Okhotsk, in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. Located at the eastern end of the River Route from the Urals, Okhotsk was the first Russian settlement on the Pacific Coast.

In summer the temperature sometimes goes up to 35℃ but humidity is so low that it is very comfortable for holidays. People come for bathing, shell collecting and so on. In winter the Okhotsk area offers many exciting sports from snow mobiles, para-sailing and cross country skiing course and ice skating.

The Drift Ice festivals in and Abashiri and Mombetsu are the most exciting events in winter in Okhotsk. At night the ice sculptures are illuminated by cocktail lights and are beautifully contrasted against the night sky at the beginning of February. 

Things to See and Do

* Bathing in summer
* Winter activities
* Drift ice festivals
* Ice breaking boat trip

Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area –sq km
Population – 5,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours to plus eleven hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7

Port Location – The port is located in the centre of the village.

Travel Links - Khabarovsk is a major transportation hub for the entire Russian Far East. Khabarovsk's international airport offers flights to Russian destinations Anadyr, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Moscow, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yakutsk, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, as well as international flights to Niigata, Japan and to Seoul, Korea. There are no direct flights to/from the US.

The next major stops to the east on the Trans-Siberian Railway are Ussuriysk and Vladivostok; to the west, Birobidzhan.

There is a regular ferry from Vanino (the terminus of the Baikal-Amur Mainline) to Kholmsk, Sakhalin.

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