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Narvik is an old port and seaside town that is relatively easy to reach by ship, plane, road or train - Photo: Pål Jakobsen
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Narvik is an old port and seaside town that is relatively easy to reach by ship, plane, road or train Photo: Pål Jakobsen

Getting to Narvik and around

Situated in the stunning Ofoten Region, Narvik is easily accessible by car, boat, air and train. Its close proximity to Sweden is an added advantage.

By plane

Daily departures/arrivals between Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes and Oslo Airport Gardermoen. You can fly with SAS or Norwegian. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

You can also catch a flight from Stockholm to Kiruna in Northern Sweden. From here you can either catch a train or a bus to Narvik.

Narvik Airport is a small domestic airport close to Narvik town centre. From here there are three daily flights with Widerøe to Bodø and one to Tromsø. Flight time approximately fourty minutes.

By bus

Travel by bus from most destinations in Norway with Nor-Way Bussekspress and from Kiruna in Northern Sweden to Narvik with Länstrafiken.

By boat

Hurtigruten (The Norwegian Coastal Voyage) cruises the stunning Norwegian coastline and makes several stops on the journey, from some of which you can easily travel onwards to Narvik by bus. As an example you can travel with Hurtigruten to Svolvær in Lofoten from there you can travel by express buss to Narvik which takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Hurtigruten also docks in Harstad and Tromsø where there are regular buses to Narvik.

By train

If you are a lover of trains there are two ways of getting to Narvik.

There are two daily departures from Oslo to Fauske with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). In Fauske you change to a bus for the last leg of the journey to Narvik.

Alternatively you can take the train directly to/from Narvik via Sweden with Statens Järnvägar (SJ) are daily departures and the journey time from Narvik to Boden is about 5 hours and from Boden to Stockholm or Gothenburg 17 hours.

Once in Narvik, if you just want to take the train to Kiruna for the day it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The first part of the journey along the Ofotfjord is spectacular.

By taxi

Narvik Taxi has a taxi station in the town centre and it is possible to request a minibus if required. There are also taxis at Harstad/Narvik Airport Evenes.

Hire a car

It is a good idea to book your car before your arrival. It is also possible to rent mobile homes as well. Read more about car hire in Norway here.

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Last updated:  2014-08-21
The Ofoten Railway runs from Narvik through Sweden and to the Gulf of Bothnia - Photo: Nicola Mulryan, Destination Narvik
The Ofoten Railway runs from Narvik through Sweden and to the Gulf of Bothnia

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Narvik is an old port and seaside town that is relatively easy to reach by ship, plane, road or train - Photo: Pål Jakobsen

Getting to Narvik and around

Situated in the stunning Ofoten Region, Narvik is easily accessible by car, boat, air and train. Its close proximity to Sweden is an added advantage.

Getting to Narvik and around

Source: Visitnorway

About Narvik

Narvik

Narvik tempts you with wild, dramatic and beautiful Arctic experiences such as the northern lights in winter and wildlife safaris during summer.

Key facts about Narvik

Narvik is the third largest town in the county of Nordland, with a population of 18,473 inhabitants.

Tourist information in Narvik

The tourist office is located in the town centre. Feel free to visit the tourist information for advice, ideas, inspiration and general information.

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