Founded in 1981, Viking Travel started with a gravel floor and a public shower/spa in the other half of the building. A fire destroyed the building in 1993, and with support from the community of Petersburg, Viking Travel was up and running by the following morning. Being part of a community where everyone pitches in has helped formed us into the company we are today.
Read more about Petersburg in this recent article from the Miami Herald:
Classic Americana in small town of Petersburg, Alaska | Miami Herald
We have always been a business that provides personal service to customers new and old alike. We pride ourselves on our ability to help people, whether it's finding a way to see a glacier, bring your furry friend along or make last-minute travel plans.
Meet Our Travel Agents
David Berg, co-founder of Viking Travel, values the slower pace of island life. The Seattle, WA native enjoys all that comes with living on the water. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT, and enjoys homebrewing, particularly IPA. David barbeques king salmon on his covered deck year round, with wife and Viking Travel co-founder Nancy Berg.
Nancy Berg, co-founder of Viking Travel, has lived in Alaska for 38 years. Her favorite parts of living in Petersburg are the sight of the beautiful mountains, being close to the water, and the small-town atmosphere. Summertime is spent gardening, and cooking up her specialty Nobu black cod recipe.
Anne Volk moved to Petersburg in 1981, and has been with Viking Travel for almost 30 years. Living in Alaska lets her do the activities she loves, like hiking, gardening, fishing, and grilling up the spoils of a day spent out on the water.
Fini Hanson has lived in Petersburg for over 30 years, and has been with Viking Travel since 2007. Besides spending time with family out hunting, camping, and berry picking, she enjoys game nights with friends and serving up halibut tacos for dinner.
Keely Swanson is a lifelong resident of Petersburg, mother of Aria, and owner of two cats. In her free time, she enjoys camping trips with Aria, reading, and playing music on her vintage upright piano. Keely hails from a long line of commercial fishermen and still joins on a trip or two when she can.
Melanie Gunn started working at Viking Travel after moving to Alaska in 2015. She loves travel, adventure and all the beautiful scenery of Southeast Alaska. Originally a baker from the Mitten State, Melanie enjoys trying out new seafood recipes, adventuring outside, and enjoying long summer days with her husband. In October of 2017 Melanie returned to Michigan and works from her home-office, allowing us to extend our operating hours.
Kathleen Boggs moved to Petersburg from Arizona and began working for Viking Travel in 2007. She is also a ballet instructor for the local dance troupe and enjoys her time off with her husband and two children. In mid-2019, Kathleen and her family moved back to her home state of Arizona and continues to work for Viking Travel from her home-office.
Our office is located in Petersburg, Alaska, a fishing town nestled in the heart of Southeast Alaska. Our Norwegian and Tlingit heritage combine to make this a thriving, culturally vibrant community, with the self-sufficiency and isolation characteristic of many Alaskan communities.
Petersburg celebrates its Norwegian heritage with the annual Little Norway festival every third weekend of May, in honor of Norwegian Constitution Day. The festival features traditional dancing and music, a parade, and even a marauding crew of Vikings and Valkyries. Petersburg was named the "Best Town in Alaska for Young Families" by NerdWallet.com in 2013 and "Best Yachting Town for 2013" by Yachting Magazine
- Petersburg Borough http://www.petersburgak.org/
Petersburg Visitor Information Center http://www.petersburg.org/visitor/index.html
For a free Petersburg, AK Visitor Guide, call 1-866-484-4700
- Petersburg Chamber of Commerce http://www.petersburg.org/
- Petersburg Marine Mammal Center http://www.psgmmc.org/
Clausen Museum http://www.alaska.org/detail/clausen-memorial-museum/
203 Fram Street, Petersburg AK, (907) 772-2698
Petersburg Public Library http://www.psglib.org/
14 S Second Street, Petersburg AK (907) 772-3349
- Petersburg Pilot http://www.petersburgpilot.com/ (for local news)
KFSK Radio http://www.kfsk.org/
Their site has a great Web Cam, too. http://www.kfsk.org/kfsk-web-cam/