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Unalaska is a city located on Unalaska Island and neighboring Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Islands off the southern coast of Alaska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,376, which is about 79 percent of the entire Aleutians West Census Area. Amaknak Island is home to approximately 59 percent of the city of Unalaska's population, although it contains only three percent of its' land area. Unalaska is the state's 12th largest incorporated city and is 50 miles from the Great Circle Route. The port at Unalaska is known as Dutch Harbor, or simple "Dutch" to locals. It includes Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, U.S. Army, a U.S. National Historic Landmark. Unalaska is known for its' breathtaking scenery and special events held throughout the year. The town is vibrant and friendly, with 27 miles of roads linking the port, harbors and local businesses with the community. Unalaska is one of the busiest harbors and most prosperous fisheries in the Bering Sea that helps support the entire state. Things to do in Unalaska include hiking, wildlife viewing, exploring the beaches and tide pools, and photographing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Special events in the city include a festive 4th of July parade and fireworks show and the Aleutian Life Festival.

Surrounding areas: Akutan, Alaska (35.4 mi)

Unalaska Vacation Rentals

Unalaska Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Carl's Bayview Inn606 BayviewUnalaska, AK (907) 581-1230

Unalaska Weather & Climate

The southernmost islands of Alaska have a subpolar oceanic climate. This type of climate is characterized by persistently overcast skies, moderate temperatures, high winds, and frequent cyclonic storms. Average temperatures range from 20 to 60 degrees F., but wind chill factors often make it feel frigid. Winter squalls may produce wind gusts of up 120 miles per hour. Summer weather is much cooler here than in southeast Alaska, and summer fog is persistent. The islands in this part of southern Alaska receive abundant rainfall, with 263 rainy days per year. Average accumulated snowfall is 100 inches, although snow tends to melt soon after falling.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 26°F 6.77 in. -
February 36°F 25°F 5.85 in. -
March 38°F 27°F 6.05 in. -
April 40°F 30°F 3.00 in. -
May 45°F 35°F 3.37 in. -
June 51°F 40°F 2.62 in. -
July 56°F 44°F 2.03 in. -
August 58°F 46°F 2.63 in. -
September 54°F 42°F 5.34 in. -
October 47°F 36°F 6.30 in. -
November 42°F 31°F 6.56 in. -
December 38°F 28°F 6.79 in. -

Unalaska Map & Transportation

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