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Cape Nome, Alaska

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The location of Cape Nome

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Cape Nome.

This page contains five sections:

Around Cape Nome ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nome. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the west of Cape Nome. Nome has a population of 3,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is White Mountain. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Cape Nome and has a population of 200 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Cape Nome and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   DirDistance
Bluff   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Council   [Map]     NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Salmon Lake   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Solomon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cape Nome ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cape Nome. 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 Cape Nome ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Nome Airport (OME/PAOM)   [Map]   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   ENE   16 miles [25.7 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 Cape Nome.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Cape Nome. 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]   WNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Emmonak Airport (EMK/PAEM)   [Map]   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Solomon State Fld. Airport (FAA ID: AK26)   [Map]   ENE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Council Airport (FAA ID: K29)   [Map]   NE   47 miles [75.6 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
Emmonak Airport   (EMK/PAEM)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alaska

About Alaska

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alaska:

Footnotes ...

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Cape Nome) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cape Nome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 64.4639, Longitude: -164.9594     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cape Nome 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 Cape Nome), 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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