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Meet Our Travel Professionals


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 Alaska Ferry 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.
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 home brewing, particularly IPA. David barbeques king salmon on his covered deck year round, with wife and Viking Travel co-founder Nancy Berg.  Dave Berg | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
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.  Nancy Berg | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
Kathleen Boggs has been with Viking Travel since 2007. She loves the sense of community that comes from living in a small town, and enjoys teaching dance with the Mitkof Dance Troupe. Fresh shrimp, which she enjoys with her husband and daughter, is just one of many reasons this Arizona transplant loves calling Southeast Alaska home.  Kathleen Boggs | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
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. Fini Hanson | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
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.  Anne Folk | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
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.  Melanie Gunn | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
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.  Melanie Gunn | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 
   
Boomer, the office dog, enjoys greeting visitors and showing them his favorite toys. His hobbies include napping, going on walks, and waiting for you to drop some food  Boomer | Viking Travel Alaska Ferry 

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


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/
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