Any trip to Petersburg, Alaska should begin with a trip to their visitor information center. There is plenty to do in the town and in order to get organized and be sure you see it all, you need to have some direction. Just as the town motto says, it truly is "Pretty as a picture... way more fun!" The town makes its living from the sea, but it is not a typical cruise ship tourist town. There will be few crowds in the area and you will be able to experience a true fishing village, brimming with Norwegian traditions. The people are hardworking and friendly, and you will feel as sense of welcoming the moment you enter the visitor information center. From fishing for salmon to viewing humpback whales, Petersburg features many of the thrilling adventures for which Alaska is known. Depending on when you visit you will have an opportunity to enjoy the famous Fourth of July celebration, or the celebration in May of the Norwegian Independence. Located in Frederick Sound, the area is situated near the feeding grounds for hundreds of humpback whales. Just a boat ride away is the LeConte Glacier, known for its calving of icebergs, a thrill few will ever witness in person. Your trip to Petersburg will be a thrill if you start it at the Petersburg Visitor Information Center.
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