The Park Beringia

The crossroad of time and people

The magnificent lands of ancient Beringia are always happy to greet you. In earlier times, the courageous pioneers of polar exploration were led into these places not knowing what to expect. Today, however, there is a substantial amount of information to assist those in search of their own Beringia. Yet, even to set foot onto this remarkable landscape is to live though a one of a kind adventure, experienced by relatively few people.

Eastern Chukotka is marvelous landscape, a fragment of the Bering Land Bridge. For thousands of years it connected Asia and North America, having once risen from the bottom of the Bering Sea to hide there again thousands of years later. The Bering Strait is about 80 kilometers wide, with depth averaging 40-50 meters and a few spots as deep as 60 meters. Today the Strait connects two oceans – the Arctic and the Pacific, two seas – the Chukchi and the Bering, and two continents – North America and Eurasia, while separating “yesterday” from “tomorrow” with the International Dateline.

Most people think Chukotka to be the end of the Earth, but it is actually not true: we are at the world’s major crossroads!