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Magadan

Magadan is a port town and the administrative center of Magadan Oblast, Russia, located on the Sea of Okhotsk.

Magadan is a port town and the administrative center of Magadan Oblast, Russia, located on the Sea of Okhotsk. Shipbuilding, gold mining and fishing are the major industries nowadays and the town has a seaport (fully navigable from May to December) and a small international airport, the Sokol Airport. There is also a small domestic airport nearby, Magadan 13. Magadan is very isolated. The nearest major city accessible by road is Yakutsk, 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) away via an unpaved road which is best used in the winter. Magadan serves as one of the departure points for Arctic Expeditions around Kamchatka Peninsula.

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Sea of Okhotsk: Seals, Seabirds and a Legacy of Sorrow

11 days - In-depth expedition to Russian Far East marine areas full of wildlife and beautiful scenery

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