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Arakamchechen Island is an island in the Bering Sea. It lies north of Cape Chaplino, close to the coast of Chukotka. It is separated from the continental shore by an 8 km wide sound. This island is inhabited; the main settlement is Yanrakynnot village.
Arakamchechen Island has a mountainous interior and is 32 km long and has a maximum width of 21 Km. South of it lies Ittygran Island where immense jawbones and ribs of bowhead whales have been raised by unknown hands and displayed in stunning arch formations named, “Whale Bone Alley” There is a 5 km wide sound between both islands. Many walruses live in rookeries in the shores of this island
Things to see and do
* Whale watching
* Walrus rookeries
* Guillemots, tufted puffins and crested auklets
* “Whale Bone Alley” - on Ittygran Island
Cruise Season – Oct - April
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area - 672 sq km’s
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours to plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Travel Links – Arakamchechen island can be accessed by boat from Petropavlovsk, Kamchatka and Nome, Alaska.