Short answers to short questions from blog visitors:
1. Is it possible to get to Magadan by train?
No. The railroad to Magadan was not constructed. To get to my place is possible by plane or sea or on your own vehicles.
2. Is it possible to load a car on a ship, that goes to the U.S.A.?
We don’t have ships sailing directly to Alaska. Mostlikely, it’s better to ship vehicles to Vladivostok and then to Alaska.
Yes, there is such a chance. You can leave your transport (vehicle or motorcycle) on outdoor parking lot or in a secure heated garage in Magadan, Russia. Next year you can come, take it and continue your road journey.
The only inconvenience might appear with the Russian custom service. International visitors are allowed to import their own transports into Russia temporarily for 6 months. So, if you wish to leave for the period longer than indicated in the law, you will need to notify the custom service and pay some additional fees.
When I’ll learn more details, I will write more on this topic.
The Magadan to Kamchatka 4wd Expedition. Spring 2011.
No roads to Chukotka‘s settlements of Anadyr and Pevek exist. No summer track, no winter roads. Though authorities have a plan to construct such a road.
Completely-equipped off-road vehicles (based on cargo ones) managed to make it to Anadyr in winter, but through Yakutia, not directly from Magadan Oblast.
No road/track to Kamchatka either.
However, in the early spring, prio to ice melting, two off-road vehicles of Magadan’s Nord Trophy Off-Road Club and Kamchatka’s 4WD Club were lucky to get from Magadan to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and back through the complicated network of ice and winter roads and plain terrain fields.
The above photo is from that Magadan to Kamchatka breakthrough. More photographs in the Nord Trophy gallery.
So, everything is possible, if to traverse extreme routes.