Bering Island, Commander Islands, Russia
Bering Island is located off the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea. This island is desolate and experiences severe weather. As such, it was uninhabited until 1826.
The village of Nikolskoye is home to 800 people, roughly three hundred of them Aleuts. Bering Island is a treeless island with hills. The island is foggy and is prone to earthquakes. The scant population on the island is involved mostly in fishing.
Things to see and do
* Bird watching
* Sea rookeries
* Grave and memorial to Vitus Bering
* Aluet museum in village of Nikoskoye
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area - 1,660 sq km’s
Population – 800 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours to plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location – The port is located at the village of Nikolskoye.
Travel Links – The Commander Islands are served by weekly flights by small planes from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to Nikolskoye, departing and returning to the peninsula on Mondays.