The city is surrounded by majestic mountains, and is perfect for both mountaineering and skiing. Narvik's ski resort, Narvikfjellet, offers some of the best extreme and alpine skiing in Norway. It has one of Scandinavia's largest drop heights and offers excellent conditions for off-piste skiing. From Narvikfjellet you can enjoy magnificent views over the Ofotfjord – from the top it actually seems like you’ll be skiing right into the fjord.
If you want to see the northern lights, the skies in Narvik are especially clear and great for observing this phenomenon in the late autumn and winter/early spring. From the end of May to the end of July you can experience the midnight sun.
Narvik is an important industrial town in Norway because of the ice free ports. The need for access to an ice-free harbour to export iron from Sweden led to the construction of the Ofotbanen Railway Line, and so to the development of the modern town of Narvik.
During World War II the port of Narvik proved to be strategically valuable for both sides. This dramatic part of the town’s modern history is still important to the region and its inhabitants.
There is no need to wait until you're here to find out what you'd like to do.
Northern Norway is by far the largest and most sparsely populated part of mainland Norway, and covers more than a third of the country. It stretches from the idyllic Helgeland region in the south, to mainland Europe’s northernmost point, near the North Cape.
Bring your walking boots and experience Harstad's cultural attractions and nearby nature on foot.