The Ofotbanen Railway between Kiruna and Narvik was built to carry iron ore from the mines in and around Kiruna to the shipping port of Narvik. It was officially opened in 1903.
In addition to this, passengers and other types of goods are also carried by the railway. The construction of the railway was a demanding task for the navvies and for this reason it emerges as something of a constructional masterpiece. Today, the Ofotbanen Railway is considered one of the most spectacular railways in the world. The journey between Kiruna and Narvik, with its tall mountain formations and incredible landscape is a unique experience.