Narvik is an ideal winter holiday destination and a gateway to Arctic experiences. The exceptionally clear sky over this region gives perfect conditions for observing the northern lights.
The NorwayLights app provides the best prediction for when to see the northern lights in the area.
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 4 hours to Narvik.
Express bus routes serve Narvik from the other regional hubs in Northern Norway.
Almost all of the major islands in Lofoten 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. To Harstad, travel time is about 2 hours.
The Norwegian Coastal Voyage Hurtigruten cruises the Norwegian coastline and calls at Svolvær and Harstad, both of which are connected to Narvik by road.
Narvik is described as the gate to Northern Norway. The E6 runs straight through Narvik.
The main north-south artery has one single ferry crossing, between Bognes and Skarberget, with numerous departures.
Harstad/Narvik Airport lies less than 1,5 hours from Narvik by road. The airport has connections to Andenes, Bodø, Oslo, Tromsø, and Trondheim.
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