Narvik in Northern Norway is the ideal winter holiday destination if you are interested in Arctic nature, snow-based activities, Sami culture and history.
At the Polar Park Wildlife Centre you can get close to wolves and other Arctic wildlife. Since January 2016, it is even possible to sleep in the wolf lodge, a cosy cabin built in one of the large wolf enclosures.
Another tip when visiting Narvik is to go on a scenic train journey with the Ofotbanen railway towards the Swedish border. Today, there are several options for getting to Narvik and around.
Find more aurura borealis inspiration on Narvik’s official website.
Polar Park is the northernmost animal park in the world. It is located in the heart of Salangsdalen valley in Bardu, 75 kilometres north of Narvik. Polar Park offers a special wild life experience for the whole family.
Experience the natural predators of the Arctic – bears, wolves, wolverine and lynx. You can also meet moose, reindeer, musk oxen and Arctic foxes. You can also visit the wolves at night under the northern lights – a cabin known as the wolf lodge has been constructed for those who are brave enough to sleep within the wolf enclosure.
Price from NOK 260 for adults and NOK 160 for
children (age 3 - 15).
From Narvik town, you will be transported by gondola to the newly renovated lodge at the top of Narvikfjellet, where you will search for the northern lights alongside an expert guide. The whole experience brings a touch of luxury with fur lined gondolas, arrival drinks and a warm and cosy, yet spacious, indoor area for aurora viewing. For those interested in photography, the outdoor platforms and balcony will present you with the best aurora views from the lodge.
Period: 4. September – 15. March
Duration: Monday 21.00-00.00, Fridays 21.00-00.00
Included in the price: Transfer from the hotel, cabel-car round trip, northern lights guide, 2 drinks and Norwegian refreshments.
Price from NOK 1,495 for adults (18 and older) and NOK 1,195 for youth (17 and under)
Welcome to Narvikfjellet – an urban ski resort surrounded by majestic mountains and deep fjords, with the city of Narvik situated at the foot of the mountain.
The ski resort starts at approximately 200 metres above sea level, and the lifts will bring you up to 1,006 metres above sea level in 10–15 minutes. The view from the top of Narvikfjellet is special, as it seems like the slopes will lead you straight into the fjord.
Families and beginners can enjoy a children's lift and several trails with jumps and rails. For the active and experienced skier, Narvikfjellet offer technical challenging trails as well as exciting off-piste opportunities to get the adrenaline going.
Price from NOK 390 for adults and NOK 305 for youth (age 7-17). Children under age 7 are free of charge.