Nome Day Tour - The People & The Place

 Experience Nome through the eyes of a local resident. 
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Nome Day Tour: The People & The Place
  • Tour Start Time: 12:15 pm 

  • Tour Meeting Point: Nome Visitor Center

    • Airport pick-up/drop-off also available

  • Operates daily, May 1 - September 30, 2019

* Should you find yourself traveling outside our standard operational dates, please contact us. We may be able to provide a custom tour during visit.  

Unless arriving by flight that morning, meet your guide at the downtown Nome Visitor Center by 12:15pm. If you’re flying into Nome, we’ll gladly pick you up at the airport. Your local guide will provide a brief orientation of the day ahead before heading out into the community.

Hear about the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve – an ancestral home to ice-age giants and turbulent volcanic activity. This land holds secrets to the intriguing history of human migration, sustains people that have lived here before its establishment as a preserve and continues to be part of a wide breadth of traditions. A visit to the U.S. National Park Service office for the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve provides a perspective of the region’s diverse geography and cultural history.

Your guide will share the local terrain, the flora and the fauna of this environment and travel with you outside the town center for a firsthand perspective of the natural landscape. Take in the view of Safety Sound, a bird watcher’s dream birding habitat. A stop at the Safety Roadhouse, the last checkpoint for the world-famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race also adds for a fun photo opportunity and maybe even a quick libation.

Throughout the day there are opportunities to walk out onto the tundra and touch the permafrost. Take photos and keep an eye out for the many species of wildlife living in this region - muskox, reindeer, moose, bear and hundreds of different bird species. Hear how this region shapes everyday life of those who survive in this arctic environment year-round.

Your local guide will share stories of living & growing in rural Alaska. This may illuminate a way of life many may not have envisioned. Hear about the realities that impact the day to day life of the individuals living in this community, and the close connection they maintain with the land.

The tour will conclude on Nome’s famous Front Street with time to independently explore downtown or perhaps enjoy a bite of dinner (not included). Take advantage of the long days – remember, this is the land of the midnight sun, by walking the shoreline and beach combing for beach glass, visiting the historic Iditarod Sled Dog Race Arch, or perusing local shops for a chance to purchase hand crafted Native art.

If flying out on the evening flight back to Anchorage, we’ll make sure to provide a drop-off at the Nome airport in time for check-in (approximately 6:30pm). If staying in Nome, we’re happy to drop-off at local area accommodations.

$175.00+tax

 

Operates 7-days a week
6
hours
Price Includes
  • Airport or Nome Visitor's Center pick-up/drop off

  • Local Resident Guide

  • Visit to the National Park Service Office for the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve

  • Local Area Home Visit

  • Water

  • Meals are not included however a stop for lunch or to pick-up snacks will be made. The grocery store illustrates another factor of life in rural Alaska. We encourage visitor to take a peek at the price of common goods – like milk and fresh produce – for yet another glimpse into this frontier lifestyle. 

How to dress & prepare for your tour:

With several stops and opportunities to explore, be prepared for getting in and out of the tour vehicle. We encourage guests to dress comfortably and in layers. The weather in Alaska can vary through-out the course of a day.

  • Insulating Layer: Puffy jacket, heavy fleece pullover, sweater

  • Base Layer: A wool or synthetic layer that fits snugly to your body is not a bad idea in the spring (May) and fall (late August & September)

  • Rain Layer: Water proof or resistant jacket or poncho

  • Light Hat and gloves

  • Comfortable, closed toe foot ware