After a better-than-expected visitation year, with help from the cruise industry, Alaska looks for record-setting vistis in 2024.

Alaska’s investments in new tour offerings are growing for travelers seeking destinations similar to popular spots but less visits. The state has invested in new tour offerings, lodging and off-the-beaten-path ports of call. Increased airline routes, including direct flights, from the Lower 48 to hubs like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Juneau, are making it easier for visitors to take advantage of extended weekend.

On top of that, the next two years for aurora borealis activity are expected to be strong, and Alaska is one of the most convenient, domestic locations to view nature’s light show. Sunspot activity, and as a result aurora activity, tends to peak every 11 years. With the last solar maximum in 2014, geophysicists predict that 2024 and 2025 will be very active for northern lights viewing.

Read on for what new cruises, tours and products Alaska visitors can look forward to in 2024. For more information, visit