Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The most famous volcano on Iturup island of Kurill islands on the Eastern part of Russia, next to Japan. Because of the volcano there are plenty of hot springs on the island. Russian traveller Sergey visited the place and made some photos.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

There are a few of the hot springs on the island. One of the place even got a geo-thermal power station but it got broken fast and servicing it on a distant island was hard. So it stays broken now.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

This is the station building.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

It’s still getting all heat but its not being converted into electricity now.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Not far away from a station there are blue argile clay deposits. This blue clay is often used in cosmetology and other healthy life products so its sort of valuable and rare.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

You can see how it looks like in its natural form.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The guards of the station made themselves a hot tub so that not to be bored around.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Trash cans here on the island are made of old fishermen floats. The orange ones – that hold the nets afloat in the sea.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Here are the hot springs panorama.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

You can walk only by certain paths, because here and there there are pits with boiling dirt, temperature above +100 C.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

You don’t want to step or fall into them. It would mean instant boil for any human.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Also some mud volcanoes are present around.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

It’s in constant boiling state. Dirt is boiling.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Also water is boiling  constantly too.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The dirt considered to be very healthy and you have a dipper here to scoop up some dirt and take it with you.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The trees here grow till certain tallness then they look like they were chopped by a huge machete.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Also bamboo grows here. Not very thick, but Sergey says its hard to pass thru its bushes.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

And this is a river that has hot springs across its course.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Sergey says that its green waters looks a lot like Yellowstone.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

There was no wind and vapor was staying still without movement.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Soft green moss looks like a carpet.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

And this is a resort where locals come to spend their leisure time. It has some huts, stairways and easy access to hot springs.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

Nice little bridge.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

The river length is 4km and it ends with a hot waterfall. It’s eight meter tall and water is constantly +43C running in the waterfall. Probably one of a kind in the world.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

There is a bath made inside the waterfall. Water is hot all year round so people bathe here even in winter.

Hot Springs on Iturup Island: The Eight Meter Waterfall With Hot Water

This is the hot waterfall.

Hope you liked Sergey story, his website is below.

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