Indian Point view in LeConte Bay © Wild Iris Photography; A Gillnetter fishing boat working near Petersburg Alaska © Alaska Marine Highway System The Leikering Dancers performing in celebration © Wild Iris Photography The Son's of Norway hall © Joshua Roper Photography Colorful reflections of the buildings on Hammer's Slough © Joshua Roper Photography A walk along the Three Lakes loop trail © E.M. Thompson

Alaska's first shrimp processor was founded in Petersburg in 1916 and it's a town that still makes its living from the sea. Petersburg was named after Peter Buschmann, a Norwegian immigrant and pioneer in the cannery business. His homestead grew into this community and was populated largely by people of Scandinavian origin. Known as "Little Norway," their Norwegian heritage shows beautifully in the decorative designs found in homes and shop fronts.

A service area map for the community of Petersburg

Located on the northwest end of Mitkof Island, where the Wrangell Narrows meet Frederick Sound, Petersburg lies midway between Juneau and Ketchikan. The southernmost tidewater glacier in Alaska, the LeConte, is only 25 miles east by boat or floatplane. Petersburg was recently named one of the 10 best boating towns by Yachting magazine. Visit for more information on available activities and accommodations.