When flying to Kotzebue, which is located 33 miles inside the Arctic Circle, the city s proximity to the Delongs and the Bairds of the Brooks Ranges is just one of many reasons to visit. If you are not hunting for caribou when you fly to Kotzbue, Alaska, perhaps you re just on a wilderness adventure, enjoying gorgeous natural scenery and seeing wildlife in their native habitat. For an unforgettable experience, the Northern Lights are visible six to nine months out of the year.
If you prefer the solitude of nature, Kotzbue is the perfect destination. The population density here is 110 people per square mile. There are opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and rafting, while Kotzbue is also adjacent to the esteemed Kobuk Valley National Park. The Selawik National Widlife Refuse, which houses a visitor information office, is also nearby.
There are three bed and breakfasts and one hotel within half a mile of the city center. The average high temperature in July is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If you fly to Kotzbue in January, expect average low temperatures of minus 9 degrees, but do not be surprised if it gets closer to the record low of minus 48 degrees. Ralph Wien Memorial Airport (OTZ) is located 1 mile south of Kotzebue's business district.
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