Petersburg, Alaska

Petersburg, Alaska is located in the heart of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage and just about mid-point between Juneau and Ketchikan, Alaska. Petersburg’s central location provides a unique opportunity to enjoy real wilderness adventures in an unspoiled Alaskan community.

Petersburg is known as the "Little Norway" of Alaska. It is located on Frederick Sound, Alaska, and is perhaps one of the prettiest seacoast communities on the shores of the Pacific. The town's five-block-long main street parallels the waterfront with its canneries, wharves and fuel docks perched on pilings driven deep into the ocean floor.It is also a very tidy city, with the natural beauty of the island-dotted seascape, great wildlife viewing and whale watching in the Summer.

Things to See & Do

* Salmon fishing
* Le Conte Glacier
* Whale watching
* Wildlife viewing
* Cannery tours

General information

Cruise Season – May - September
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 119.2 sq km’s
Population – 3150 approx
Electricity – 110 vlt 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus nine hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1 + 907

Port Location – Petersburg doesn't have a deep water port, so it's not accessible by big cruise ships, passengers are lightered ashore.

Transport Links – Being located on an island, Petersburg can only be accessed by air or sea. Alaska Airlines, providing two jet flights in per day. Various float planes and air charters also serve the area. The Alaska Marine Highway provides a regular ferry service.

There is a local taxi and some local shuttle services. The local roads are also nice for bicycling, although the size of the island limits the overall distance one can travel.

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