Located on Frederick Sound near the summer feeding grounds of hundreds of humpback whales, Petersburg is a picturesque fishing village with Norwegian roots.
Get here by plane or boat. Alaska Airlines operates flights to Petersburg, as do regional or local charter airlines. The Alaska Marine Highway System (ferry), the Inter-Island Ferry Authority, and regional boat operators provide transportation to and from the island.
A Fishing Village With Norwegian Roots
Stroll the streets of downtown Petersburg and see the Norwegian rosemaling that adorns the storefronts. Explore The Sons of Norway Hall, built in 1912 as a social hall for the lodge and community and is still active today. Summer visitors can watch the Leikerring dancers perform Norwegian folk dances for the cruise ship passengers. Among its rich history, Petersburg is a destination for marine wildlife enthusiasts and fisherpersons alike! For more information on activities, accommodations, and planning your trip click the link below.Read more
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A great spot for lunch, El Zarape offers Mexican and American-style dishes that are sure to leave you with a full stomach and a happy heart.Read More
Joan Mei Restaurant is a local family-owned business, serving customers authentic and traditional Chinese and American cuisine since 1987 in Petersburg, Alaska.Read More
Blomster Hus hosts work from over 40 local artists, fresh locally grown flowers, Scandinavian-inspired gifts, home decor, and much more. This perfectly curated shop is a must visit while you’re in Petersburg.Read More
The Nordic House is conveniently located along the waterfront in Petersburg, Alaska where Frederick Sound and the Wrangell Narrows meet. They’re the perfect starting point for enjoying all the exciting activities Petersburg has to offer including whale watching, world-class fishing, and viewing spectacular icebergs. And while you’re there, you’ll haveRead More
The Clausen Memorial Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the diverse histories of those who have lived and worked in Petersburg and the surrounding area. Established in 1968, the Clausen Memorial Museum is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees. The museum’s collection includes 5,000Read More
Rooted in a passion for Alaskan Native art, culture, and communities, the Cedar Box became the first Alaska Native Gift Shop in Petersburg. Since opening in May 2018, Will and Christy Ware have been sharing Petersburg’s strong Tlingit history and culture through art, sea otter fur, jewelry, and now deerRead More