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Visit Narvik where nature and history meet

Visit Narvik, a unique destination in Norway

Narvik is situated in Northern Norway, above the Arctic Circle at 68° North. The city boasts dramatic World War II history, the Ofotbanen railway line to Kiruna and spectacular Arctic scenery where you can enjoy lots of nature-based experiences, making it a unique destination.

Map of Narvik

What to do in Narvik?

Narvik is in the heart of the Ofotfjord and surrounded by 1,500 m high mountains rising directly from the fjord. 

The city is also at the foot of Narvikfjellet: a cable car takes you from 200m to 1,006m in 10 minutes! 

In winter, Narvikfjellet Ski Resort offers excellent off-piste ski conditions and one of Scandinavia’s largest fall heights. 

If you go up on a fine summer’s night, you will enjoy majestic views of the fjord under the golden rays of the Midnight Sun.

Map of Narvik

What to do in Narvik?

Narvik is in the heart of the Ofotfjord and surrounded by 1,500 m high mountains rising directly from the fjord. The city is also at the foot of Narvikfjellet: a cable car takes you from 200m to 1,006m in 10 minutes! In winter, Narvikfjellet Ski Resort offers excellent off-piste ski conditions and one of Scandinavia’s largest fall heights. If you go up on a fine summer’s night, you will enjoy majestic views of the fjord under the golden rays of the Midnight Sun.

Take a trip to Polar Park, the world’s northernmost animal park

Take a trip to Polar Park from Narvik (transports to go and come back, plus entrance ticket included), and get to know our Arctic animals such as the lynx, moose, bear, reindeer, wolf, the arctic fox, among many others.

A day not to forget!

Tours in Narvik

Outside of the city, lots of fun adventures await. 

You can visit Polar Park, the world’s northernmost animal park, where you can observe Arctic animals such as moose, reindeer and muskox as well as Norway’s four largest predators (brown bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine). 

If you are looking for Snowmobile tours in the Narvik area, join our Fast-paced arctic fun with snowmobile from Narvik, where you will snowmobile in the Målselv area.

Dog sledding in Narvik

A dog sledding trip is also a must-do when travelling to the Arctic.

Take part in a self-drive husky dog sledding tour on a fun and easy trail in the beautiful mountain valley of Målselv, about two hours away from Narvik.  

Take a trip to Polar Park, the world’s northernmost animal park

Take a trip to Polar Park from Narvik (transport to go and come back, plus entrance ticket included), and get to know our Arctic animals such as the lynx, moose, bear, reindeer, wolf, the arctic fox, among many others. A day not to forget!

Lynx in Polar Park

Tours in Narvik

Outside of the city, lots of fun adventures await. 

You can visit Polar Park, the world’s northernmost animal park, where you can observe Arctic animals such as moose, reindeer and muskox as well as Norway’s four largest predators (brown bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine). 

If you are looking for Snowmobile tours in the Narvik area, join our Fast-paced arctic fun with snowmobile from Narvik, where you will snowmobile in the Målselv area.

You can also go on a dog sledding tour with our Visit Sami family and dog sledding tour, located 45 minutes away from Narvik, where you can enjoy the tranquility of the wilderness.

Dog sledding in Narvik

A dog sledding trip is also a must-do when travelling to the Arctic.

Take part in a self-drive husky dog sledding tour on a fun and easy trail in the beautiful mountain valley of Målselv, about two hours away from Narvik.  

How to get to Narvik?

Narvik is a hub in Northern Norway and is easily accessible by plane (Evenes Airport), bus, car or train. 

From Tromsø:

If you are in Tromsø and wish to travel to Narvik (or the other way around) during the winter time (December to March), we recommend you take the Arctic Route, as we have a daily bus route between these two locations, with several stops along the way.

Other ways:

Taking the train from Narvik to Kiruna (Swedish Lapland) on the Ofoten Line will be a highlight of any trip in the Arctic as this 42 km route is considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in Europe. 

This trip takes you through a wild and dramatic landscape from fjord to the alpine mountains found in the Abisko National Park. The Ofoten railway line, built at the end of the 19th century, is historical as it was originally used to transport iron ore from Kiruna to the ice-free port of Narvik.

During the summertime:

Between the 15th of June and the 14th of August, you can join the summer Arctic Route Narvik – Lofoten – Narvik, on a comfortable bus. This route takes you from Narvik all the way to Å i Lofoten, daily, in both directions. With a total of 11 stops and a total duration of 11.5 hours, enjoy the beautiful scenario during this route. There are several photostops along the way where you can breath the fresh Arctic air, strech your legs, take photos and buy food and drinks.

You can either buy a single ticket or a travel pass (4, 7 or 19 days). The travel pass can also be used on the route Tromsø – Lofoten – Tromsø, allowing you to travel between both routes and visit more places!

During the Second World War (WWII), the Nazis sought to gain control of the railway so they could export the precious iron to use in the weapons industry. Owing to its strategic location, Narvik was targeted during the first large battle of WWII: the Narvik Campaign (1940). Along your way, you will see remnants of the Battle of Narvik. You can also learn more about this chapter of history at the Narvik War Museum.

Learn more about Narvik and its history. You can take the Arctic Route bus from Tromsø to Narvik (both ways) and take this interesting city our of your bucket list!

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