Kiska, Rat Islands, Alaska

Kiska is an island in the Rat Islands group of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. The Rat Islands is a group of islands in the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska, between the Near Islands. The largest islands in the group, from west to east, Kiska, Rat Island or Kryssei, Little Sitkin, Amchitka and Semisopochnoi.

Kiska was occupied by Japanese forces for over a year during WWII and is now considered a National Historic Landmark. Numerous equipment dumps, tunnels (some concrete-lined and sound!), Japanese gun emplacements, shipwrecks, and so forth can be found all untouched since they were last used in 1943.

Now uninhabited, the island is home to Lapland Longsurs and Rosie finches and is now a part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

Things to See & Do

* Wildlife viewing
* War relics

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 22.69 km²
Population - 0
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – Visitors to Kiska are transferred to shore on zodiacs.

Transport Links – Kiska island can be accessed by boat from Dutch Harbour and Kodiak.

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