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Mountainous surroundings and war history

It’s wild, it’s dramatic – and it’s most certainly a genuine nature experience. If you’re searching for an active holiday,
Narvik is the place for you.

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Hiking, Narvik
Hiking, Narvik
Polar park In Narvik
Polar Park, Narvik
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Sami activities in Narvik
Sami activities in Narvik

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With islands to the west and mountains in every other direction, Narvik offers sporting and sightseeing activities in scenic surroundings. Go fishing in the Ofotfjord,
enjoy skiing or hiking in the mountains, or visit the Narvik War Museum.

Photo: visitnarvik.com
Photo: visitnarvik.com

Where to stay in Narvik

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Getting here and around

Get additional travel information on Narvik's official website.

  • By plane

    By plane

    Narvik Airport Framnes is a small domestic airport near the town centre. From here there are several daily flights to and from Bodø.

    Narvik and Harstad share a larger airport mid-way between the two towns, and which has connections to Andenes, Bodø, Oslo, Tromsø and Trondheim. Harstad/Narvik Airport is a little under 1,5 hours from Narvik by road.

  • By bus

    By bus

    Express bus routes serve Narvik from the other regional hubs in Northern Norway, which you can reach from the major cities. See 177Nordland for prices and timetables.

    Almost all the major Lofoten islands are connected to the mainland by road, and there are a variety of buses connecting Narvik to the settlements on the islands.

    Travel time from Narvik to Svolvær in Lofoten is approximately 3,5 hours by bus. Harstad, on the other hand, is only two hours away. 

  • By train

    By train

    There are daily train departures to Narvik from Boden in Sweden. Travel time is around 5 hours, with an additional 17 if you are taking the train from Gothenburg or Stockholm to Boden.

    From Narvik there are also trains to and from Kiruna in sweden, a trip which takes 2,5 hours.

    Within Norway, you can take the train from Oslo to Fauske, and change to a bus for the last four hours to Narvik. Want more information on travelling by train, visit NSB's official webpage

  • By car

    By car

    Narvik is described as the gate to Northern Norway. The European route E6 runs straight through Narvik, giving the city an advantage as a travel destination.

    The main north-south artery has one single ferry crossing left between Bognes and Skarberget, with numerous departures. Read about car rentals in Narvik. 

  • By boat

    By boat

    Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, cruises the Norwegian coastline and calls at Svolvær and Harstad, both of which are connected to Narvik by road.

Northern lights forecast

Read more about northern lights in Narvik.

Weather icon white Seasons and climate

  • Due to the Gulf Stream, Narvik has a relatively mild climate despite its northern location.
  • Narvik is one of the least windy places in Norway, positioned at the end of Ofotfjorden with surrounding mountains.
  • Because of the mountains the sun is gone somewhat longer than what the geographical location would suggest (mainly from November 22 to February 6). 
  • The dense and steep mountains of Skjomen, 50 kilometres south of the city, gives hot temperatures in the summer. 
  • January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -3°C.
  • July and August are warmest with an average temperature of 13°C.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

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There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.


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