how far is Nome, Alaska from Fairbanks, Alaska?
It is 509 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska to Nome, Alaska. Nome is the largest town on Alaska's west coast, and has a population of 4,500 people. Nome is closer to Russia than it is to Fairbanks, Russia is only 200 miles away over the Bering Straight. Nome boasts nearly no trees, and that's because of a layer of permanent permafrost that lies just under the surface of the ground, prohibiting much plant and tree growth.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 11:50PM EST