Hammer & Wikan, Inc.

A Petersburg family-owned corporation
founded by John Hammer and Andrew Wikan in 1921.

Hammer & Wikan, Inc.

Hammer & Wikan, Inc. is a Petersburg family-owned corporation founded by John Hammer and Andrew Wikan in 1921. Over the years we have expanded to 3 locations, with our grocery store moving to its new location at 1300 Howkan, in 1995.  Our hardware and convenience store occupy the original Hammer and Wikan location at 218 N. Nordic.

Hammer & Wikan is proud of its Norwegian Heritage, and so we carry an assortment of Norwegian and Scandinavian gifts and novelties.  We also love to welcome the whole town into our store during Julebukking, a joyous celebration of Christmas and friendship featuring tables laden with pickled herring, smoked salmon, prawns, meats & cheeses… and the list goes on.  Everyone at Hammer and Wikan wants to say “Tusen Takk” to all of you who have been our faithful customers, and “Velkomen” to those who will visit us in the coming days.

Hammer and Wikan Hardware offers a complete line of paint, hardware, plumbing, electrical, hand tools, power-tools, firearms, hunting, fishing & camping, electronics and lumber. We also offer housewares, appliances, and Alaskan gifts. We stock Pratt & Lambert paint, Whirlpool, Maytag , and Amana appliances, as well as GE Appliances. Traeger grills, Weber grills, and exclusive Channellock tools.

Hammer and Wikan Grocery, offers a wide selection of groceries, produce, meats & dairy products, as well as our wonderful bakery/deli.  We also offer customer pick-up service to the harbor, as well as an order/delivery service.

The Convenience Store is located beside the hardware store on the original site of the first Hammer & Wikan store. It soups, deli sandwiches, fountain drinks and a large variety of basic grocery items.