Visiting Petersburg, Alaska

Petersburg is a small, vibrant town with about 3,000 permanent residents, located on the northern tip of wooded Mitkof Island in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. The charm of this quaint, coastal town is derived from its friendly people and the surrounding Alaska wilderness. Here, you can relax away from the crowds, as the town is not a port of call for large cruise ships, which are unable to navigate the Wrangell Narrows, a winding, scenic waterway between Mitkof and Kupreanof islands. Lovely, hospitable Petersburg is a traditional fishing community that proudly celebrates its Norweigian heritage and still makes its living from the sea, with commercial and pleasure boats dominating area waters.

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