The Ofoten Railway
The Ofoten Railway extends for 42 kilometres (from Narvik to the Swedish border) and the journey is a tourist attraction in itself.
Skjomen is a typical ice-eroded fjord. A beautiful destination for anybody who enjoys geology, bird watching, history, golf, dramatic scenery and peaceful surroundings.
A cable car takes you up to the viewpoint on Narvikfjellet, from where you can enjoy magnificent views over the Ofotfjord.
Stetind is located only an hour away from Narvik by car. The journey from Narvik to Stetind is a fantastic way to experience Ofoten and enjoy the unique landscape and peaceful surroundings.
The Ofoten Museum is situated close to the town centre of Narvik. It is located in the old railway administration building that dates back to 1902, and displays exhibitions from the local cultural history.
Rock carving exhibition at the Ofoten Museum
The rock carvings in the Narvik area are about 5,000 years old. At Brennholtet in Narvik an elk is hewed out in the rock.
The Nordland Red Cross War Memorial Museum
The collections show the Narvik Campaign of 1940, and the town during five years of German occupation, 1940 – 1945. The museum shows the fighting at sea, on land and in the air, with the participating forces from many nations -British, French, Polish, German and Norwegian. The situation of the sivil population and the many foreign POW’s is also presented.
Narvik Church was consecrated on 16 December 1925. The architect was Olaf Nordhagen. The altar piece was painted by Eilif Pettersen.
See wolves, brown bears, lynx, wolverines, arctic foxes, elks and other animals from the polar fauna. Polar Zoo, which is one the world's northernmost zoos, lies in the Salangsdalen Valley in Bardu.
Ballangen Museum presents the extensive mining activities that have been going on in the borough ever since the 1600’s. The local mining and prospecting operations are documented with the help of exhibits and photos. The museum also displays exhibits showing fishing, agriculture, housekeeping and school and cultural life.
The museum is situated in Bjørkåsen, approximately two and a half kilometres from Ballangen centre. Turn off the E6 at the Statoil petrol station. The road is signposted.
Who says you have to go to a city or a gallery, or visit other people’s indoor art collections, to enjoy sculptures? Art can also be admired outdoors.
Artscape Nordland is an international art collection where artists from 18 different countries delivered their contributions during the period from 1992 to 1998.
This unique collection of international outdoor sculptures can be found in beautiful and varied landscapes in no less than 33 municipalities around the county of Nordland.
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