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Located on Frederick Sound near the summer feeding grounds of hundreds of humpback whales, Petersburg is a picturesque fishing village with Norwegian roots. 

Getting Here

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.

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The Cedar Box

Alaska Native art & gifts for everyone.

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 deer

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