Chilling in Petersburg Alaska

Hey eveyrone ! I’m currently in Petersburg Alaska working my way south for my fall and winter of Petsitting. Petersburg is a small fishing town on Frederick Sound in southeast Alaska with a population of around 3,000. The town was founded in the late 1800’s by Peter Buchmann, a Norwegian fisherman. The town is decorated with many signs of its Norwegian history, with decorative floral patterns on buildings and Norwegian flags. It’s location is a prime spot for fishing, and in the summer you can view Humpback Whales and even a chance of Orcas from different viewponts along Wrangell Narrows. It lies just south of Juneau the capitol, and North of Wrangell and Ketchikan.

It’s been a delightful stopover after a very hectic summer of leading walking tours in Sitka. My airbnb host is awesome, and on top of that has a gorgeous 3 year old Husky named Raya and a fluffy black cat named Vader.

Petersburg is not the standard tourist destination in this neck of the woods, and only hosts a few small cruise ships like Natgeo in the summer months. Surrounded by majestic mountains such as “Devils Thumb” which lies on the border with British Columbia. Here’s some images from around town.