Chukotka Peninsula, Russia
Chukotka Peninsula is the northeastern extremity of Asia. Its eastern end is at Cape Dezhnev near the village of Uelen. It is bordered by the Chukchi Sea to the north, the Bering Sea to the south, and the Bering Strait to the east. The peninsula is part of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia.
Arctic poppies, saxifrage and other hardy plants erupt into blossom during the long days of summer. Least and Crested Auklets, Tufted and Horned Puffins, guillemots and other seabirds crowd nesting cliffs on several islands.
Things to See & Do
* View flora and fauna
Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Population – 50,530 approx (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug)
Land Area – 737,700 km² (Chukotka Autonomous Okrug)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT minus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code + 7
Travel Links – The main airport is Ugolny Airport near Anadyr. Coastal shipping also takes place, but the ice situation is too severe for at least half the year.