Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Island Heritage Discovery



1 hour 30 minutes
Available all year
Min. number
10 travellers
Booking code

Learn about the history of Wrangell and its first nation, the Łingít, and explore Petroglyph Beach.
  • Learn about Wrangell’s First Nation at Chief Shakes Tribal House and listen to local lore.

  • Discover the fascinating history of Wrangell, a place that has been governed by four different nations.

  • Comb Petroglyph Beach and learn the mysteries behind its ancient petroglyphs.

  • Take home a complimentary petroglyph rubbing and visit the Wrangell Museum gift shop for souvenirs.

Łingít and Petroglyphs

Join your Alaskan guide on a journey through time to learn about the history of Wrangell’s first nation, the Łingít.  

You’ll be welcomed into Chief Shakes Tribal House, a traditional cedar ceremonial structure with totems and beautiful carvings. You’ll learn about the heritage of the Łingít people here, and you’ll hear legends that have been passed down through generations.   

Then, discover ancient petroglyphs while combing Petroglyph Beach. You can also delve even deeper into the history of the island as you explore Wrangell Museum at your leisure.

Practical information

Practical Information

  • Included: Bottled water and petroglyph rubbing souvenir 

  • Remarks/requirements: Please dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Please note that flash photography is not permitted inside the museum. 

  • Walking or Activity information: Involves physical activity on uneven surfaces and/or steep terrain. Includes limited walking at each stop and down a wheelchair-accessible ramp to the Petroglyph Beach viewing deck.  

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes. Petroglyph Beach itself is not wheelchair accessible, but the observation deck is. Shuttle buses are suitable for collapsible wheelchairs only.  

  • Language availability: English/Łingít

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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