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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Selawik ...

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

The next largest community is Noorvik. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northwest of Selawik and has a population of 690 people.<1>

For comparison, Selawik has a population of 850 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 starting from Selawik and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Kiana   [Map]   371   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Selawik ...

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Selawik ...

Looking for more information about Selawik? 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 Selawik, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Selawik.

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Alaska Statewide Tourism
    Selawik Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Selawik


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 Selawik ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ralph Wien Meml.(OTZ/PAOT)   [Map]   OTZ   WNW   73 miles [117.5 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 Selawik.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Selawik. 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)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ralph Wien Meml.(OTZ/PAOT)   [Map]   OTZ   WNW   73 miles [117.5 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.

Ralph Wien Meml.   (OTZ/PAOT)   [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 Selawik. 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 Selawik.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Selawik. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Selawik) 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 Selawik. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Selawik

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selawik. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 66.6031, Longitude: -160.0111     [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>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 Selawik), 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 Selawik.