Basic Information

Two men with a small airplane near Serpentine Hot Springs in the fall
Travel into the preserve requires planning, flexibility, and most often, an airplane.

NPS Photo


Comprised of 2.7 million acres on the Seward Peninsula in northwest Alaska, Bering Land Bridge is one of the nation's most remote national park units. Established by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) on December 2, 1980, the preserve aims to protect a landscape that contains an invaluable record of flora and fauna, the history of human migration between Asia and North America and supports an ongoing tradition of subsistence culture.

An opportunity to travel to a land visited by so few can provide solitude and beauty not often available in others parts of the country. Proper planning and equipment is needed for a successful trip as its remote nature makes it difficult to call for help and can take several hours to reach medical facilities.

214 Front St.
Sitnasuak Building
Nome, AK 99762

The Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center is located in Nome, AK. Nome, AK is not on the road system and may be reached via a commercial flight. The Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center is located about a mile from Nome Airport. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is located in the northern portion of the Seward Peninsula. There are no roads or trails into the parklands. Logistics on how to reach Bering Land Bridge is based on an individual’s resources and abilities.

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

Bering Land Bridge Preserve is open 24/7 year round. Due to its remote location accessing the preserve can be challenging, costly and time consuming.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Weather in the Seward Peninsula is generally characterized by long freezing winters and short, cool summers. Coastal areas typically have mild weather, while the interior has greater seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation.

Entrance Fees:

Park Entrance - $0.00

There is no fee to enter the park.

Bering Land Bridge Visitor Center

Nome, Ak is not on the road system and may be reached by commercial flights. From Nome, Ak you may visit Bering Land Bridge visitor center which is about 1 mile away from the Nome airport. Keep in mind that Nome, AK is 100 miles (160 km) from the preserve's boundaries. You may reach the preserve by chartering a bush plane, by foot, boat or snowmobile.

Last updated: December 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 220

Nome, AK 99762


(800) 471-2352

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