The Seward Peninsula extends to the west from the mainland of U.S. state of Alaska, reaching into the Bering Strait
, lying just below the Arctic circle. It is sorrounded by the Norton Sound, the Bering Strait and the Kotzebue sound.
Cape Prince of Wales
on the western tip of the peninsula is the westernmost point of the mainland of the Americas.
The peninsula was named after William H. Seward
, who negotiated the Purchase of Alaska from Russia