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The location of Bluff









Introduction ...

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

This page contains five sections:

Around Bluff ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nome. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Bluff. Nome has a population of 3,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Elim. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the east of Bluff and has a population of 340 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bluff and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Golovin   [Map]   160   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
White Mountain   [Map]   202   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Council   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Solomon   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluff ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Bluff.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluff. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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


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 Bluff ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Council Airport (FAA ID: K29)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 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 Bluff.

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

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Nome Airport (OME/PAOM)   [Map]   W   50 miles [80.5 km]
Unalakleet Airport (UNK/PAUN)   [Map]   ESE   100 miles [160.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Council Airport (FAA ID: K29)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 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.

Nome Airport   (OME/PAOM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Unalakleet Airport   (UNK/PAUN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.5728, Longitude: -163.7542     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Bluff), 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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