Also known as "Little Norway" Petersburg Alaska emphasizes its Scandinavian heritage through the Norwegian traditional paintings on houses & shops.
For visitors to Petersburg, charter fishing and trips to Le Conte Glacier are amongst the most popular activities.
During the summer months Frederick Sound is an important feeding area for both Humpback whales and pods of Orca whales.
The Alaska Marine ferries to Petersburg, cruise ships and planes provide the only access to this city as there are no land roads connecting the port to the rest of Alaska
This means it is important to make any ferry reservations well in advance.
If planning a stay in Petersburg, be sure to also book accommodation as soon as you have your ferry reservations confirmed.