Asalseltan includes 30 islands large and a large number of small islands. Islands are divided into northern Kuril Islands and the South Kuril Islands. All these islands in the Russian province of Sakhalin. Islands archipelago and is still the South and Aatorob Konascir Habomai and Shikotan, and the subject of dispute between Russia and Japan, which regards as belonging to the Hokkaido Prefecture
These islands and the surrounding waters are rich in mineral wealth, including mercury and metal colored, natural gas and oil also discovered on the island of "Aatorob" reservoir of the metal rhenium is the only one in the world, and there are SO there. The estimated size of the gold reserves in these islands about 1870 tons, and about 9300 tons of silver, titanium, about 40 million tons, while the iron is estimated size of about 275 million tons. Despite this, the extraction is still limited Jaddafa these islands.
Living on these islands are different kinds of wild animals such as bears, foxes and various types of rodents, and different types of birds such as plovers, gulls and albatrosses, ducks, owls and hawks and other
Decided in the month of February 1984 the formation of protected "Kurilsk" natural, live and grow where 84 species of plants and animals listed in the list of Russia's endangered species.
The Kuril Islands, a unique blend of natural phenomena Kalprakin, earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural phenomena of exceptional
The highest volcanoes of the islands is a volcano, "Allied" on the island of Atlassofa (2339 m). In fact, the entire island is a top of the volcanic cone. The last eruption was in 1986.
Continue the process of changes in the terrain of these islands because of volcanic activity and earthquakes
The difficulty of access to these islands and the lack of population centers and the unique geography makes them attractive sites for tourists and adventure enthusiasts. For sightseeing and only three islands (Konascir and Aatorob and Shikotan) not enough for one visit. The places worth visiting in the islands, rivers salmon, as these fish come to the river to put their eggs in the months of May and June and last period of some species of salmon until the autumn