Where on Earth is Utqiagvik?

April 17, 2020 | Church

2,000 Miles

Nearly 2,000 miles northwest of Seattle, Utqiagvik, Alaska, is home to the North Pacific Union's northernmost Adventist church. Situated above the Arctic Circle on the Arctic Ocean, the village holds the distinction of being the northernmost settlement in the United States and the northernmost settlement on the North American mainland. 

66 Days

The sun sets on Nov. 18 or 19, and it remains below the horizon for about 66 days. 

Cloud City

In addition to its low temperatures and polar night, Utqiagvik is one of the cloudiest places on Earth. Utqiagvik is completely overcast slightly more than 50% of the year. Peak cloudiness occurs in August and September when the ocean is ice-free.