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Petersburg is a small city located on the north end of Mitkof Island in the southeastern panhandle region of Alaska. The population is approximately 2,800 residents. The town of Petersburg sits in a picturesque area where the Wrangell Narrows meets the Frederick Sound. It's about halfway between the cities of Juneau and Ketchikan. Petersburg is a charming fishing village that was originally homesteaded by a Norwegian immigrant, Peter Buschmann. By the early 1900s, there were so many people of Scandinavian heritage in the area, it was called "Little Norway." The city of Petersburg offers visitors lots of outdoor activities, including exploring Sandy Beach Park, bird watching at Eagle View Park, whale watching, hiking, camping, and plenty of shopping and restaurant options. Other attractions in town include the Sons of Norway Hall, which is a national historic site that provides seasonal entertainment and dining. Accommodations in the area include hotels, motels, inns and bed and breakfasts, as well as RV parks, cabins and hostels.

Surrounding areas: Wrangell, Alaska (32.3 mi), Kake, Alaska (39.1 mi)

Petersburg Vacation Rentals




Petersburg Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Scandia House110 N Nordic DrPetersburg, AK (907) 772-4281

Petersburg Weather & Climate

Southeastern Alaska's Panhandle has a humid continental climate, although it borders on being a subarctic climate. The Pacific Ocean has a strong moderating influence on the weather. Winters are long and moist - cold, but not frigid. January high temperatures are frequently above freezing. Spring, summer and autumn are cool to mild. Snowfall averages 84 inches and occurs mainly from November through March. Yearly rainfall varies, depending on location, but averages between 55 to 90 inches. Spring is the driest season and September and October are the wettest months. Some have described this region as "a cooler version of Seattle."

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 34°F 23°F 10.64 in. -
February 38°F 26°F 8.23 in. -
March 43°F 29°F 8.26 in. -
April 50°F 33°F 6.90 in. -
May 56°F 39°F 6.30 in. -
June 61°F 44°F 4.86 in. -
July 63°F 48°F 5.22 in. -
August 62°F 47°F 6.61 in. -
September 55°F 43°F 11.34 in. -
October 47°F 37°F 17.56 in. -
November 39°F 30°F 12.83 in. -
December 35°F 26°F 11.20 in. -

Petersburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Petersburg James A Johnson airport (PSG) located right in Petersburg and the Wrangell airport (WRG) located approximately 31 miles southeast of Petersburg in Wrangell, Alaska.

Petersburg Attractions

 
Ski Areas
EaglecrestJuneauAK116.3 mi.


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