King Island, Bering Sea, Alaska

King Island is a tiny, rugged, treeless island in the Bering Sea between Alaska's Seward Peninsula and Russia's Siberian Coast. It is about 64 km (40 miles) west of Cape Douglas and is south of Wales, Alaska.

For centuries, King Island was occupied by the Inupiat Eskimos, known as “King Islanders” or Ugiuvangmiut. The 400 surviving Ugiuvangmiut, reside primarily in Nome and Anchorage. They represent the last generation who lived on the island and are seeking to seasonally return–with their children–to their homeland.

At the abandoned village of Ukivok are the remains of village buildings, used for centuries by a small community of native hunters. The buildings are perched on poles and stand waiting for the elements to wash them from the rocks into the sea.

Grey whales, murres, and kittiwakes are now common residents around this spectacular pinnacled island.

Things to See & Do

* Whale watching
* Wildlife viewing
* Ukivok village

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population - 0
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Transport Links – King island can be accessed by boat from Cape Douglas.

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