A Magical Landscape
North of the Arctic Circle, the monument forms 70 miles of shoreline on the Chukchi Sea. More than 114 beach ridges provide evidence of human use for 5,000 years. The Inupiat continue to use the area today. Vast wetlands provide habitat for shorebirds from as far away as South America. Hikers and boaters can see carpets of wildflowers among shrubs containing wisps of qiviut from muskoxen.Read More
What is Qiviut?
In summer, the cold-adapted musk ox sheds a soft undercoat called “qiviut” in Inupiaq. The park is home to many animals well suited for arctic life.Read More
A Window to the Past
For the past 5,000 years people have left evidence of their lives on the beach ridges of Cape Krusenstern.Read More
Kids and Cape K
Local kids and visitors can collect cool awards by attending a Junior Ranger program each week during summer. Kids far away can be Jr. Rangers too!Read More
Did You Know?
Over 150 muskoxen live year-round on the Igichuk Hills of Cape Krusenstern National Monument. These native animals were extirpated by the late 1800s, but then reintroduced from muskox herds in Greenland.