Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska with a population of 298,695 and in the height of summer basks in 22 hours of sunlight.
Juneau the next largest and capital of Alaska has nearly 33,000 and next is Fairbanks with closer to 32,000. Sitka’s population is only 8,863.
Many cruises begin and or end in Anchorage and there are wonderful excursions to Flattop Mountain, Eklutna Lake Crow Creek Mine and the Alaska Native Heritage Centre all within 1 hour.
Further afield, but still only a 2 hour 20 minute journey south is the Kenai Peninsula and the picturesque fishing outpost of Seward.
We found this wonderful video we thought we would share.