Cruises from Point Hope
Point Hope (Tikigaq), Alaska, with population around 700, lies at the tip of land jutting into the Chukchi Sea. Lying just 280 km north of Bering Strait and the narrowest separation of North America and Asia, it is 260 km distant from Siberia. From as early as 100-200 BC the region has been continuously inhabited by the Ipiutak, as evidenced by abundant artifacts. In recent times Russian explorers and whalers passed the area, and the cape was named by Captain Beechey in 1826. Read more
Visitors can see the remains of Old Tigara Village, a prehistoric site with the remains of sod houses. These were built under-ground for stability and insulation, walled with whalebone, with skylights of dried intestine.