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Visit the Diomede Islands with Circumpolar Expeditions

In the middle of the Bering Strait, around 2.5 miles apart from each other, lie two beautiful mesa-shaped islands. Known as the Diomede Islands, or Ostrova Gvozdeva in Russia, are separated by the border between the U.S. and Russia. The larger island, which is known as Big Diomede, is home to a Russian weather station. The smaller island, which is called Little Diomede, is home to fewer than 200 people, all of whom are skilled seamen. Here’s a fun fact about these islands: Even though they are only a few miles away from each other, they are separated by the International Date Line. Big Diomede Island is around 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede, and that is why the former is called Tomorrow Island while the latter is known as Yesterday Island.

With Circumpolar Expeditions, you can now visit Alaska’s Little Diomede Island, which is arguably the remotest and most isolated part of the country. Witness the charming frozen landscape and experience the culture of the local community that has been carefully preserved for thousands of years. Even though going to this island requires permission, meticulous planning, and a host of special travel and accommodation arrangements to be made, you can trust us to provide you with a comfortable and convenient tour experience. We have been leading Arctic expeditions for more than three decades and are, therefore, equipped to provide you with all the help you may require.

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