The Narvik Region is full of contrasts, surrounded by astonishing nature, steep mountains and deep fjords everywhere you look.
Narvik is located in the centre of the Hålogaland historic region, which according to scientists, can be translated as The Land of the Northern Lights.
The Narvik Region offers a range of Arctic experiences. The dramatic WW2 history will please every history lover and those who didn`t realise they were history lovers.
You`ll find a lot of activities in the Narvik region, and we can promise, as a guest, you won`t be disappointed if you are looking for classic Arctic experiences such as husky-sledging, skiing, snowshoeing and skiing. The famous cable car takes you to the mountain restaurant `656 mas`.
You can go from the city Centre and be transported only 15 minutes into the wilderness and get more insight into the Sami culture. Or how about learning to drive your dog team with huskies?
You can choose the urban arctic life with the comforts of shopping and ﬁne dining or do it the Arctic Way – join the multiple excursions Narvik offers.
Close to Narvik, you can visit Narvikfjellet, where you can go skiing in winter and summer hiking. You can take the Fjellheisen to the top; from here, you have a fantastic view - one of the greatest in Norway.
In February 2019, opened a brand new cable car. In four minutes, it takes you to the top of the mountain. At the top, you will find a great Mountain restaurant.
Narvik has applied to host the World Championships in skiing in 2027, and it is Norway`s most urban ski area for families and off-piste skiers.
Narvik is the end station on the Ofotbanen line, and there are 43 kilometres between Narvik harbour and the national border with Sweden. The line is connected to the Swedish railway network. Thanks to the ice-free waters of Ofotfjord, Narvik became the centre for the export of iron mined in northern Sweden, and the railway was completed between Narvik and Kiruna.
The railway is also vital for transporting goods between southern and northern Norway and is considered one of Europe´s most beautiful railway lines.
Narvik was occupied for over four years by the German forces and was the scene of bitter fighting. This you can see at the Narvik War Museum.
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