Kotzebue is located in Northwest Arctic Borough
on the Bering Strait 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Access to the region is by daily commercial flights from Fairbanks, Anchorage and Nome.
Situated on the Baldwin Peninsula on a glacial moraine, Kotzebue is the second largest Eskimo village in Alaska, and also one of the oldest. The residents of Kotzebue are primarily Inupiat Eskimos. Subsistence activities play an integral part of the lifesyle in Kotzebue.
The ice breaks up between mid-May and mid-June.
Kobuk Valley National Park is nearby, and is open year round. For additional information, contact the City of Kotzebue Chamber of Commerce.