Kolyuchin Island, Russia

Kolychin is a small island in the Chukchi Sea. It is not far from the coast, being only 11 km (6.8 mi) from the northern shore of the Chukotka Peninsula. The island is covered with tundra vegetation and is uninhabited.

On Kolyuchin Island there is a now-abandoned meteorological station which stands amidst thousands of nesting cormorants, murres, puffins and other seabirds. On the nearby shore there is the settlement of Nutepel'men, located north of the Rypatynonel'gyn Lagoon and south of the Pyngopil'gyn Lagoon.

Things to See & Do

* Abandoned meterological station
* Bird watching

General Information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Population – 0
Land Area – 6.75 km²
Time – GMT minus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code + 7

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