General information about Kamchatka

Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka Peninsula is a region in the Far East of Russia. Traveling around Kamchatka is not easy: there are places where you can get only by helicopter, and where there is barely any cellular coverage. FilmSPbTV will help you in filming the famous Kamchatka’s nature, its volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and turbulent rivers.

Also, here you can film the traditional activities of the original native peoples of the region, such as sled dog racing or whaling. Kamchatka is 9h flight from Moscow and 12h flight from Saint-Petersburg.

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Key filming locations
in Kamchatka

In the Bystrinsky Natural Reserve near the Esso village you can film Evenk and Koryak ethnocultural activities, sled dog racing, reindeer husbandry, accurately represented traditional settlements, costumes and household utensils. Traditional handicrafts and celebrations take place in the nearby village of Anagvay.

The Klyuchevskoy Natural Reserve has the highest active volcanoes of Eurasia, Klyuchevskaya Sopka among them. The Klyuchevskoy Natural Reserve volcanoes are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. They are available mainly for aerial footage.

In the Kronotsky Natural Reserve, our fixers will help you filming the Valley of Geysers: a 6 km basin of geysers and hot springs. Although it is rather dangerous to come closer, still you can capture views of this picturesque place from a helicopter.

The Blue Lakes are yet another worth-filming landmark of Kamchatka. Snow turns to water in the summertime and then covers the ice that never melts completely. This water is so clean and clear that it completely reflects the sky, and thus seems to be blue. The three bright-blue lakes surrounded by high snowbound hills create an impressive ensemble.
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History of Kamchatka

Sochi is a city located in the Krasnodar Krai region of Russia. The city is situated on the coast of the Black Sea and is known for its mild climate, beautiful beaches, and stunning mountain scenery. The area has been inhabited for thousands of years and was known as the Kingdom of Colchis in ancient times.

In the 19th century, Sochi became a popular resort destination for the Russian elite, who built magnificent villas and palaces along the coast. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, Sochi became a popular destination for workers and members of the Communist Party.
During the Soviet era, the city was transformed into a modern resort, with new hotels, sanatoriums, and other facilities built to accommodate visitors.

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Today, Sochi is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia, attracting millions of visitors each year to its beaches, mountains, and cultural attractions. The city is also known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, which brought international attention to the region and helped to boost its profile as a world-class destination.
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Building up a TV production in Kamchatka, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

The city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital of the region, is very convenient to start in with filming. You are most likely to arrange your ground or air transportation for your tour. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is one of the oldest cities in the Far-East of Russia. It houses a seaport as well. In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky’s central streets you can film the everyday life of a Russian pre-revolutionary commercial city: some of the late XIX c. government institution buildings and merchant homesteads remain in good condition. They are made out of wood and nevertheless are still an integral part of the city’s landscape.

Nikolaevsky Hill considered as the city’s historical center offers a panoramic view of the Avacha Bay and the adjacent volcanoes: Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky. Those three are depicted on Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky’s coat of arms as a symbol of the city. There are several hiking trails on the volcanoes that you can use for filming closely the natural environment of the region or the views opening from the top of the mountain.

Kamchatka has always been the remotest spot far away from Central Russia. However, life here in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is busy as in any major trading hub.

Our Petropavlovsk fixers can help you with filming the city as well as the natural landmarks of the region. From Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, you can easily drive to the villages of Esso and Anavgay – Those sites offer numerous filming facilities in Kamchatka’s cultural centers and natural reserves.

You can find the information about visas and customs procedures required for filming in Russia here.