Attu Island, Aleutians, Alaska

Attu Island is the westernmost and largest island in the Near Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, making it the westernmost point of land relative to Alaska and the United States. It was the site of the only World War II land battle on United States soil (the battle of Attu), and its battlefield area is a US National Historic Landmark.

Attu island is a remote destination which offers unspoiled wilderness and great opportunities for bird watching and nature walks. Even in the Northern Hemisphere summer, the island is largely covered with snow, which appears brilliant white compared to the island’s otherwise green landscape. Typical weather on Attu is cloudy, foggy, and rainy, and sunny days are rare.

Attu island is known as the premier location in North America for observing Asian birds that have "strayed" from their normal migration routes. A wide variety of birds can be observed, such as eastern curlews and Siberian species, including Pechora Pipits, Hawfinches, and Wood Sandpipers.

Things to See & Do

* Nature walks
* Hiking & beach combing
* Bird watching
* Bike riding

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 892 km²
Population – 20 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus 10
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Transport Links – There is a small domestic airport on Attu island with services provided by Reeve Aleutian airways.

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