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Kodiak is the major city located on Kodiak Island off the southern coast of Alaska. It's one of seven communities on Kodiak Island, which is the second largest island in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,130. Kodiak is about 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage, and all commercial transportation between the island and the outside world goes through the city either via ferryboat or airline. The Kodiak islands have been home to the Alutiiq for over 7,000 years. A Russian explorer named Stephan Glotav discovered Kodiak Island in 1763, followed by British Captain James Cook in 1778. The city of Kodiak became a major staging area for North Pacific operations during World War II, and the population of the tiny village soared to more than 25,000. Today, the town supports a thriving, year-round commercial fishing industry, and it's consistently ranked as one of the top three fishing ports in the United States. Things to do in Kodiak include fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, camping, tide pooling, beachcombing and surfing. Kodiak is also home to a 9-hole golf course set at the foot of the gorgeous mountains. The city is also home to several annual special events, including the famous Kodiak Crab Festival over Memorial Day weekend. The crab festival includes a county fair with carnival rides, lots of good food and game booths, and group activities, such as a kayak race, a marathon and an ultra-marathon.

Surrounding areas: Ouzinkie, Alaska (9.9 mi), Port Lions, Alaska (18.3 mi), Afognak Island, Alaska (38.2 mi)

Kodiak Vacation Rentals

Kodiak Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Kodiak Inn236 W Rezanof DrKodiak, AK (907) 486-5712
Comfort Inn1395 Airport WayKodiak, AK (907) 487-2700
Inlet Guest Rooms1315 ML Bay RdKodiak, AK (907) 486-4004

Kodiak Weather & Climate

The islands off the south-central coast of Alaska, have a sub polar oceanic climate, with long, cold winters and mild summers. Precipitation is heavy year-round, with more rainfall of anyplace in the U.S., except Hilo, Hawaii. The climate on the southern islands is dominated by a strong marine influence. There is little freezing weather, but severe storms are common from December through February. Precipitation is moderate, with an annual average of 35 inches. Cloudy weather and fog are almost constant. Temperatures during the summer range from 60F-80F. Nighttime and early mornings are cooler, from the 40's - 50's. Late August and September temperatures are slightly cooler, and slightly fewer hours of sunlight. Autumn arrives early at these latitudes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 24°F 8.17 in. -
February 35°F 24°F 5.72 in. -
March 38°F 26°F 5.22 in. -
April 42°F 31°F 5.48 in. -
May 48°F 38°F 6.31 in. -
June 54°F 43°F 5.38 in. -
July 59°F 48°F 4.12 in. -
August 61°F 48°F 4.48 in. -
September 55°F 43°F 7.84 in. -
October 46°F 34°F 8.36 in. -
November 39°F 28°F 6.63 in. -
December 35°F 25°F 7.64 in. -

Kodiak Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Kodiak airport (ADQ) located about 4 miles southwest of Kodiak.

Kodiak Attractions

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