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Alpine skiing at Narvikfjellet, Norway Photo: Rune Dahl
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter hight of fall with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Rune Dahl
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Kjell G Karlsen/Narvikfjellet
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter height of fall with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Per Eriksson/Innovation Norway
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-metre vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Nicola Mulryan
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-meter vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Per Eriksson/Innovation Norway
Narvikfjellet offers a 900-metre vertical height with a spectacular view of the ocean. Powder and off-piste skiing is at its best. Photo: Per Jakobsen

Winter in Narvik

Winters can be cold and harsh, but they also offer the chance to catch a glimpse of the northern lights and to join action packed outdoor adventures.

Winter is a very special, magical time in Northern Norway, with the landscape and light changing constantly and no two days the same. To many the northern lights are an unforgettable sight, and in Narvik the skies are especially clear and great for observing this phenomenon. Winter also means skiing, and Narvik's ski resort, Narvikfjellet, offers some of the best extreme and alpine skiing in Norway.

With a famous and unforgettable view of the fjords and mountains, Narvik has for years been known worldwide for the unique ski terrain it offers. It is not only tourists and locals who visit Narvikfjellet every winter, but journalists, photographers and television crews wanting to see and experience what they so far have only heard or read about.

The peak season lasts from February to early April, although April and May can be spectacular too, often with fantastic dry snow and an incredible light lasting well into the evening.

Alpine skiing

Narvikfjellet boasts many prepared slopes, maintained to a high standard. There are also several unprepared slopes and ski lifts, including a gondola line. Ski lifts bring visitors quickly and efficiently to the next level without much of a queue.

See skiing video from Narvik:

Cross-country skiing

There are 12 kilometers of cross-country ski trails at Narvik resort. You need to bring your own skis as there is no cross-country hire in Narvik or at Narvikfjellet. However, equipment can be bought at local sports shops in and around Narvik.

Off-piste skiing

In addition to the network of marked trails for both cross-country and alpine skiing, there is an incredible number of exciting opportunities for off-piste skiing.

In order to exploit Narvik's off-piste opportunities you need to be aware of avalanche dangers when selecting routes. It is recommend that you bring necessary equipment such as shovel, probe, and a GPS locator.

Ski passes

Find prices at narvikfjellet.no.

Ski hire

It is possible for adults and children to rent skiing equipment for snowboard and alpine skiing. All equipment is prepared for use. If you would like to pre-book your equipment, please email Narvikfjellet.

Narvik without skis

Sometimes it is nice to do something different and not everybody enjoys skiing. Here are some ideas for what to do and what to see in Narvik in the winter time:

Where to stay

You will find every type of accommodation from youth hostel to hotels in Narvik. Read more about recommended places to stay in Narvik.

Dining and nightlife

When skiing in Narvikfjellet you should visit the Fjellheisrestauranten restaurant at 656 meters above sea level. Here you can eat a nice meal while enjoying the spectacular view over the endless Ofotfjord and the many mountains surrounding it. If you want to try something unique you should visit Tinja Gård, a 20-minute drive north of Narvik. The restaurant offers high class dinners with fine wines and meat from their own backyard. You should also try the restaurant at Best Western Narvik Hotel, Kroa at Quality Hotel Grand Royal and Fiskehallen.

The typical places to go if you are thirsty after a long day skiing would be Spor 1 and Kafferiet. If you like to dance you should visit Malmen. All these places and several others are either in or close to the centre of Narvik.

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Last updated:  2014-09-22
Narvikfjellet in Norway will change your perspective on skiing - Photo: Kjell G Karlsen/Narvikfjellet
Narvikfjellet in Norway will change your perspective on skiing
At Narvikfjellet in Norway you'll find lots and lots of skiing opportunities - Photo: Kjell G Karlsen/Narvikfjellet
At Narvikfjellet in Norway you'll find lots and lots of skiing opportunities

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Alpine skiing at Narvikfjellet, Norway - Photo: Rune Dahl

Winter in Narvik

Winters can be cold and harsh, but they also offer the chance to catch a glimpse of the northern lights and to join action packed outdoor adventures.

Winter in Narvik

Source: Visitnorway

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The Ofotfjord is the perfect location for fishing. For those who love mountaineering, Narvik is surrounding by fantastic mountains

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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