is located on the right bank of the Nazuruk Channel of the Kobuk River,
33 miles northwest of Selawik and 45 miles east of Kotzebue. The village
is downriver from the 1.7-million acre Kobuk Valley National Park. It
lies at approximately 66░ 50' N Latitude, 161░ 03' W Longitude (Sec. 27,
T017N, R011W, Kateel River Meridian). The community is located in the
Kotzebue Recording District. The area encompasses 1 sq. miles of land
and 0 sq. miles of water.
Noorvik means "a place that is moved
to." The village was established by Kowagmuit Inupiat Eskimo fishermen
and hunters from Deering in the early 1900s. The village was also
settled by people from Oksik, a few miles upriver. A post office was
established in 1937.