It was the year 1990. Only three miles across the Bering Strait, you could see the land of your friends and family, but traveling there was forbidden. You were on Little Diomede Island in the US, but they were on Big Diomede Island, in what was then known as the USSR. During the Cold War, the people of Beringia were thus separated.
Map + Directions
The Preserve is vast and access is limited. There are no roads that lead directly into it, and summer access is usually by bush planes and small boats. Winter access is mostly by small planes on skis, by snowmachine, or by dog sleds.
Administrative Offices for Bering Land Bridge National Preserve are located on Front Street in Nome. You must take a commercial airline flight to Nome.