Download GPX file for this article
65.78-169.06Full screen dynamic map
Europe > Russia > Russian Far East > Chukotka > Big Diomede

Big Diomede

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Big Diomede Island is the easternmost point of Russia, in the Bering Strait. While it has no permanent population, it is host to a weather station and a military installation. Little Diomede, only a few km away, is the westernmost part of Alaska.

Understand[edit]

Diomede Islands, Big Diomede on the right

The island is known as Ostrov Ratmanova (о́стров Ратма́нова), Ratmanov's Island, in Russian. Actually located in the Western Hemisphere, the two islands are the only place in the world save for Antarctica where you can see land across the International Date Line and theoretically the easiest place in the world to cross between Asia and North America.

Get in[edit]

Getting legally in or out either from east or west is not that easy. There are no official border stations in either country. Almost everyone needs a visa for Russia, on top of this a special permit for the Chukotka region and the area being used by the military you will likely need another permit for that.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

Go next[edit]

If you're continuing into the USA, you will need a visa.

This city travel guide to Big Diomede is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!