Yanrakynnot is the main settlement on Arakamchechen Island, 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. Arakamchechen Island is 32 km long and has a maximum width of 21 Km. It has a mountaineous interior. South of it lies Yttygran Island. There is a 5 km wide sound between both. Many walruses live in rookeries in the shores of this island
Yanrakynnot is a perfect place to hike and observe both reindeer herding and local flora and fauna. The coastline and further inland tundra gently slope to the coast, with mountainous terrain only south of the village. The tundra allows limited reindeer herding and the village actually developed only when local Chukchi moved here to commence their marine mammal hunting
Things to See and Do
* Walruses rookeries
* Reindeer herding
* Local flora & fauna
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Ruble (RUB)
Language – Russian
Land Area - 737,700 km2 (Chutkotka)
Population – 55,000 approx (Chutkotka)
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 7
Port Location – The port is located in the main settlement of Yanrakynnot.
Travel Links – Bering Air offers charter flights from Nome to Provideniya on either a Piper Navahoe, taking 80 minutes or a Beach King Air 200, taking 60 minutes. Flights are weather dependent and each airplane carries nine passengers. Charter flights can be arranged from Nome to Anadyr.
Cruise West provides small-ship travel to Provideniya for 3 days out of its 18 day long voyage.