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Ambler, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Ambler.

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Around Ambler ...

Ambler is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Shungnak. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Ambler and has a population of 270 people.<1>

For comparison, Ambler has a population of 260 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Kobuk   [Map]   156   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Bornite   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ambler ...

Looking for more information about Ambler? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ambler, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ambler.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Ambler Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Ambler

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Ambler ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Ambler.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Ambler Airport (ABL/PAFM)   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
Dahl Creek Airport (FAA ID: DCK)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kobuk Airport (OBU/PAOB)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Ambler.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Ambler. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Ambler Airport (ABL/PAFM)   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
Dahl Creek Airport (FAA ID: DCK)   [Map]   ESE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kobuk Airport (OBU/PAOB)   [Map]   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Ambler Airport   (ABL/PAFM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kobuk Airport   (OBU/PAOB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ambler. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Ambler.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ambler) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ambler. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ambler

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ambler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 67.0867, Longitude: -157.8582     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Ambler), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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