Anchorage is by far the biggest city in Alaska in terms of population, with more than eight times as many people as the next biggest town, Fairbanks.
Fairbanks, located in central Alaska, is just 198 miles south of the Arctic Circle and a great city from which to view the Northern Lights.
Despite being only accessible by boat or seaplane, Juneau is still the state capital of Alaska.
Home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the aptly-named town of College is a great place to live or visit.
Located on Alaska’s southeastern panhandle, Sitka was founded by the Russians in 1799.
Ketchikan, the south-easternmost major city in Alaska, is a frequent stop for cruise ships heading up the Alaska coast.