Cruises from Provideniya
Provideniya is a settlement in Russia across the Bering Strait from Alaska (274 km distant), a few kilometres on the Eastern side of the International Date Line, and 213 km south of the Arctic Circle. The town’s population of 50 nationalities includes a significant number of indigenous Yupik (Eskimo). This deep water port was a former military base in a protective fjord, close to the southern limits of the northern icefield. From July to November ships arrive from European Russia via the Arctic Sea.
The sparse landscape is iced over in winter, but the tundra comes to life in the summer with a landscape of yellow flowers.