Northway is located in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area
, seven miles south of the Alaska Hwy
within Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge
. There are hundreds of small lakes and two glacial rivers which combine nearby to form the Tanana River
Historically, Northway has been an Athabascan Indian village. The airport is a busy port of entry.
The Native settlement of Northway Village is located 2 miles to the south of Northway.