Narvik is the best gateway to the islands Lofoten and Vesterålen. You can reach them by both ferry and road. Narvik`s port is always ice-free thanks to the Gulf Stream.
Dramatic wilderness, impressive mountain peaks and beautiful fjords characterise the Narvik region. Eight municipalities Bardu, Salangen, Gratangen, Evenes, Narvik, Ballangen and Tysfjord are included. If your plan is to visit Vesterålen or Lofoten, Narvik is the gateway to those islands. Here you find the best place in Lapland to go whale-watching.
Narvik city is surrounded by mountains (1700 metres), and from the top of the Narvikfjellet, you have perfect conditions to discover the Northern Lights during the winter. You will find a gondola, which offering tours to the top, where you also will find the newly renovated restaurant with beautiful views of the city.
The establishment of Narvik is quite fascinating and connected to Kiruna in Northern Sweden. Since the ending of the 1800 century iron ore has been recovered here, but no suitable neighbouring port existed here. A Swedish company established a series railway to Narvik, using its ice-free port as smoothly port for sending iron ore out to the rest of the world. The significant development in the iron ore business led to the development of Narvik.
Nowadays travellers benefit from history by taking the railway between Narvik and Kiruna. The trip takes you through a historical, beautiful and wild landscape. Give yourself the opportunity to take the train in a unique landscape from fjords to the mountains, with a breathtaking view. Ofotbanen is one of the most spectacular railway lines in the world.
Whatever you choose to visit Narvik in summer or winter, you will never get bored. Be excited by all from summer activities like hiking in the beautiful mountain surroundings or fishing under the Midnight Sun, to winter activities like alpine skiing on the Narvikfjellet, hunting for the Northern Light on a dog sledding tour or what about Arctic experience like ice fishing for the first time in your life.
Do you want to make a break from all the exciting activities it is very recommendable to visit the Narvik War Museum. One of the last battles of the second world war took place in Narvik.
The Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Centre is another attractions they very proud of here. Discover the wildlife and get close to wolves.
Narvik has a strategic good location an is known as the gateway to Northern Norway and Arctic experiences and the European route E6 runs through Narvik.
It is close to Evenes, the Harstad/Narvik airport, and it is an hour to reach Narvik by car or bus. Flight companies as SAS, Widerøe and Norgewian have connections to Narvik.
More and more travellers choose to make a stopover in Narvik in Northern Norway regarding the fascinating Arctic nature, snow-based activities, the outstanding hotel facilities.