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Nahodka, Alaska

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Nahodka ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Homer. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the south of Nahodka. Homer has a population of 5,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Soldotna. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the north of Nahodka and has a population of 4,600 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 Nahodka and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Kachemak   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Seldovia   [Map]   276   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Anchor Point   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clam Gulch   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Diamond Ridge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fox River   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Fritz Creek   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Halibut Cove   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Happy Valley   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Jakolof Bay   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Kasilof   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Millers Landing   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Nanwalek   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Nikolaevsk   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
Ninilchik   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Graham   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Seldovia Village   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nahodka ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Anchor Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Nahodka   [Map]
Aurora   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Diamond Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Fox River   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Fritz Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Halibut Cove   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Happy Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Homer   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Nahodka.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Nahodka. 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 to see 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 Nahodka ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ninilchik Airport   [Map]   NIN   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seldovia Airport(SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SOV   S   26 miles [41.8 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 be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Nahodka.

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

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Homer Airport(HOM/PAHO)   [Map]   HOM   SSE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl. (ANC/PANC)   [Map]   ANC   NNE   108 miles [173.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Kenai Muni. (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]   ENA   NNE   53 miles [85.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Ninilchik Airport   [Map]   NIN   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Seldovia Airport(SOV/PASO)   [Map]   SOV   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Port Graham Airport(IATA:PGM)   [Map]   PGM   SSW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Nanwalek Airport(IATA:KEB)   [Map]   KEB   SSW   34 miles [54.7 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.

Homer Airport   (HOM/PAHO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Ted Stevens Anchorage Intl.   (ANC/PANC)   [Map]
        Website for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Kenai Muni.   (ENA/PAEN)   [Map]
        Website for Kenai Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Seldovia Airport   (SOV/PASO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Soldotna Airport   (SXQ/PASX)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nahodka. 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 Nahodka.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nahodka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 59.8211, Longitude: -151.6006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Nahodka 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>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Nahodka), 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Nahodka.