Savoonga Village, St. Lawrence Island

Savoonga is a community in Alaska of under 700 people located on the north coast of St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea. In 1971, Savoonga became joint owner of St. Lawrence Island along with Gambell, the island's only other community. The local economy consists of subsistence hunting for walrus, seals, fish, and bowhead whales. A dogsled mail service operated until 1963. Most people on St. Lawrence Island speak Siberian Yupik. There are daily flights from Nome to Savoonga Airport, weather permitting. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Savoonga and St. Lawrence Island.