Golovin Village, Norton Sound

The village of Golovin is on a point of land between Golovnin Bay and Golovnin Lagoon on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska. It is an important checkpoint on the Iditarod Sled Dog Trail and about 65 miles (105 km) east of Nome. The area receives its name from Russian Vice-Admiral Vasily Mikhailovich Golovnin, (1776–1831). The town name is misspelled while the bay and lagoon retain the correct spelling. Read more here and here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Golovin.