Lavrova Bay, Russia

Lavrova Bay forms part of the Koryaksky Nature Reserve, on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Eastern Russia.

It is remarkable for its wildlife and landscape surrounded by conical peaks and jagged cliffs separated by valleys with waterfalls and tumbling freshwater streams. High cliffs offer bird watchers fine chances to watch for soaring Steller’s sea eagles. Among the tundra, an eye must be kept out for brown bears, Arctic hare and mountain sheep.

The bay which is uninhabited, also features a Russian shipwreck dating back to the 1970’s and an abandoned fish camp.

Baltic cruises generally commence in late Spring (April/May) and the season ends in September. Cruises can depart from Baltic ports including Copenhagen, Stockholm and St Petersburg. Those departing from Europe and the UK do so from Dover, Southampton, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Kiel.

The shorter season reflects the more northerly latitude of the region, however daily temperatures through the region are generally a pleasant 20c/70f through summer and can rise to the mid to high 20’s. April and September are cooler. This is a relatively low rain period with about 8 to 10 days of rain per month.

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