Nome (Alaska)

Nome is a city in the Arctic region of Alaska. It is a town of about 4,000 people, about half of whom are Alaska natives. It is the transportation and commerce center for Northwest Alaska. It also is the western terminus of the Iditarod Trail.

Nome and the Bering Sea



 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 13 15 19 28 43 55 58 56 49 35 23 17
Nightly lows (°F) -3 0 2 14 31 41 46 44 37 23 11 2
Precipitation (in) 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 2.1 3.2 2.5 1.6 1.2 1.1

   Data from NOAA (1981-2010)

Get in

Nome Airport: This is the only way to get into Nome other than the Iditarod Trail, as the rest of the roads in Nome do not connect to other parts of Alaska. Nome Airport offers flights to Anchorage, Fairbanks, and many smaller places in Alaska.

Get around

Car, bus, and taxi.


Salmon Lake


Finish line of the Iditarod


The Bering Sea in June



A reindeer in the bed of a pickup truck outside the Nome Liquor Store and Grocery in 2009


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