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Little Diomede Island
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Little Diomede Island

Little Diomede Island is a small island located in the Bering Strait, between the United States and Russia. It is part of the Diomede Islands, a group of two islands (Big and Little Diomede) separated by the International Date Line. The island is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, and is home to a small population of Inupiat Eskimos.

Little Diomede Island is a small, rocky island measuring only 1.2 square miles in area. It is located approximately 2.4 miles away from Big Diomede Island, its much larger neighbor. The two islands are separated by an international border, with Little Diomede being part of the United States and Big Diomede being part of Russia.

Little Diomede Island has a long history of being a strategic location for military operations, due to its location in the Bering Strait. During World War II, the United States built a military base on the island, which was used to monitor Russian ships and submarines. The island was also a key location during the Cold War, as it was the closest point between the United States and Russia.

Today, Little Diomede Island is home to a small population of Inupiat Eskimos. The island is a popular destination for tourists, who come to experience the unique culture and natural beauty of the island. The island is also home to a variety of wildlife, including seabirds, walruses, and seals.

Little Diomede Island is an important part of the United States and is a reminder of the history of the Cold War. It is a unique destination that is home to a unique culture and a variety of wildlife, and is a popular destination for tourists.

Excursion tips for a day in Little Diomede Island

As a tourist in Little Diomede Island in the USA, there are many exciting activities to enjoy. Here is a list of some of the most popular activities on the island:

1. Take in the stunning views from the top of the island’s highest peak, Mt. Osborn.

2. Visit the traditional Inupiat Eskimo village and learn about their culture and lifestyle.

3. Take a boat tour around the island and spot wildlife such as seals, walruses, and whales.

4. Go fishing in the Bering Sea and catch a variety of fish, including cod, halibut, and salmon.

5. Go on a guided hike and explore the island’s rugged terrain.

6. Visit the Little Diomede Island Russian Orthodox Church and learn about the island’s history.

7. Spend the day bird watching and spotting some of the island’s unique species.

8. Enjoy a picnic on the beach and take in the breathtaking scenery.

9. Visit the island’s museum and learn about its history and culture.

10. Visit the local souvenir shop and pick up some unique gifts and souvenirs.

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The climate in Little Diomede Island

Little Diomede Island in the USA experiences a subarctic climate over the four seasons. In the winter, temperatures are extremely cold, with average highs of -6°C and lows of -18°C. Snowfall is common, and the sea is usually frozen. In the spring and summer, temperatures range from -2°C to 10°C, with occasional rain. In the autumn, temperatures are milder than in winter, with average highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Snowfall is still common, but the sea starts to thaw.

Cruise weather for Little Diomede Island

Our weather forecast for Little Diomede Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 7.4 °C
min: 6.8 °C
24.8 m/s
36.0 m/s
79.5 %
24.1 m
88.4 %
1,022 hPa
05:25:23
01:15:52
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 8.6 °C
min: 7.2 °C
16.9 m/s
20.5 m/s
92.0 %
24.1 m
84.0 %
1,020 hPa
05:29:20
01:11:59
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 8.6 °C
min: 7.5 °C
19.4 m/s
24.5 m/s
47.1 %
24.1 m
86.4 %
1,016 hPa
05:33:17
01:08:07
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 7.9 °C
min: 5.9 °C
26.6 m/s
41.0 m/s
78.9 %
18.2 m
93.4 %
1,012 hPa
05:37:12
01:04:15
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 6.9 °C
min: 6.5 °C
20.9 m/s
30.1 m/s
91.6 %
13.1 m
98.4 %
1,009 hPa
05:41:07
01:00:23
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 6.4 °C
42.8 m/s
59.4 m/s
100.0 %
8.8 m
98.4 %
1,001 hPa
05:44:59
00:56:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 6.2 °C
min: 4.4 °C
46.4 m/s
59.0 m/s
91.9 %
23.8 m
89.8 %
994 hPa
05:48:51
00:52:39
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 4.8 °C
min: 3.3 °C
35.6 m/s
41.4 m/s
15.2 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,000 hPa
05:52:41
00:48:47
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 4.9 °C
min: 2.9 °C
24.1 m/s
23.4 m/s
29.3 %
24.1 m
79.8 %
1,009 hPa
05:56:30
00:44:56
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 6.3 °C
min: 4.9 °C
20.5 m/s
25.9 m/s
39.8 %
24.1 m
81.2 %
1,013 hPa
06:00:18
00:41:04
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 7.2 °C
min: 6.3 °C
18.1 m/s
22.1 m/s
87.4 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,010 hPa
06:04:04
00:37:12
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 6.8 °C
min: 2.5 °C
36.2 m/s
53.8 m/s
83.8 %
16.4 m
92.8 %
1,011 hPa
06:07:49
00:33:20
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 7.0 °C
min: 3.5 °C
51.8 m/s
73.8 m/s
97.8 %
7.8 m
97.6 %
1,001 hPa
06:11:33
00:29:29

Cruises to Little Diomede Island

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Scheduled ship calls in Little Diomede Island, United States of America
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 20th 2025 Friday, 20th of Jun. 2025 MS Westerdam 12:00 am 12:00 am

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