Located on the southern Seward Peninsula Coast on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea, Nome is an important fixture for Northwest Alaska. In 1901, Nome was the most populous city in Alaska. During the Gold Rush, population was estimated at almost 20,000 with an average of 1000 newcomers a day.
Things are a little more quiet these days, but Nome is still home to Gold Mining and is the ending point of the famous 1,049 + mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Nome hosts rich culture and history along with the fascinating northern lights and midnight sun.