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Our Story

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.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Office

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.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | David 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.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Nancy Berg

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.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Fini Hanson

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.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Anne Volk

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 now enjoys trying out new seafood recipes, adventuring outside, and enjoying the long summer days with her husband.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Melanie Gunn

Keely Swanson is a life long resident of Petersburg, mother of a silly daughter, Aria, and owner of their three year old cat, Octavia. In her free time she enjoys adventuring with Aria, reading any book she can get her hands on, and practicing new music on her vintage piano.

Viking Travel Inc. / AlaskaFerry.com | Petersburg, Alaska | Keely Swanson

Community Information

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