Alaska’s Little Norway
Nestled in the heart of the Tongass National Forest at the north end of the Wrangell Narrows, Petersburg is truly a working town. Canneries bustle, processing fresh salmon, halibut and shrimp. Enjoy the catch of the day at a local restaurant or ship fresh seafood home!
Petersburg, often called Alaska’s little Norway, is nestled in the heart of the Tongass National Forest at the north end of the Wrangell Narrows. Petersburg is truly a working town while canneries bustle, processing fresh salmon, halibut and shrimp. This little island is home to some of the more friendlier people in Alaska and is Southeast’s busiest processing port.
Petersburg’s Norwegian heritage is apparent in its strong work ethic, hospitality, decorative rosemaling, and love of the sea.
Visitors to Petersburg often leave wishing they could stay longer. They delight in the peaceful beauty of this uncrowded community.