Tourists traveling to Nome generally arrive by air, although a few get here the old-fashioned way: by ship. With the opening up of the Northwest Passage, there have been more cruise ships stopping here lately. However, they are still fairly rare, very expensive, and you only get to spend a day. You need more than that to really experience Nome.

Other visitors arrive by way of the Iditarod Trail, after taking up snowmachining or dog sledding!

Our recommendation is the fastest and most economical way to travel to Nome: by air from Anchorage. Two airlines provide service to Nome. Alaska Airlines offers daily jet service that’s just 90 minutes non-stop). RavnAir also flies to Nome, with at least one stop on the way. While this takes longer, you also get to see another Seward Peninsula community, typically Unalakeet.


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