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A family is hiking the Verdenssvaet hill by Efjorden in Narvik, Northern Norway
Hiking the Verdenssvaet hill in Narvik.
Photo: Michael Ulriksen
Playing in the snow at Narvikfjellet ski resort, Narvik, Northern Norway
Narvikfjellet in Narvik.
Photo: Rune Dahl / Narvikfjellet
Northern lights on the sky above Narvik in Northern Norway
Northern lights above Narvik.
Photo: Jan A. Pettersen

From skiing, hiking and beautiful light shows to the world’s northernmost zoo. Welcome to Narvik, the perfect place for an active holiday north of the Arctic circle.

The city of Narvik is located in Northern Norway, and it is surrounded by majestic nature. Tall mountains soar above the blue Ofotfjord, and they are perfect for hiking and skiing. In winter the northern lights dance across the night sky, while the midnight sun ensures long, bright summer nights.

From Narvik, you can jump on one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys along the Ofoten Line, built by the navvies in the late 1800s. On the trip, you can see marks from the Battle of Narvik, which took place during the Second World War. You can learn more about that at the Narvik War Museum.

Polar Park, the world’s northernmost zoo, is also located in Narvik. Observe animals like wolf, lynx and bear, as well as reindeer, moose, and arctic fox.

Narvik is also in the process of becoming a certified Sustainable destination, a seal of approval given to destinations that work systematically to reduce the negative impact of tourism.

Get in-depth travel information on Narvik’s official website.

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Historical sites and cultural gems – explore some of the highlights.

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Where to stay

From comfy hotels to cosy cabins. Find your home away from home in Narvik.

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From local food gems to high-end restaurants. Get a taste of what Narvik offers.

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Getting to Narvik

Get in-depth travel information on Narvik’s official website.
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Top attractions and activities in Narvik
Northern Norway's hidden pearl, is the railway between Narvik and Kiruna. The trip takes you through a historical, beautiful and wild landscape. Give… Read more
Ofotbanen - The Ofoten Railway
Get close to the pristine, costal nature, the rocky, almost treeless wilderness, and sea eagles. And, together with a professional guide/fisherman,… Read more
Sea Eagle safari and fishing trip
Tøttadalen valley is one of the most visited nature areas in Narvik for families as well as advanced hikers. Tøttadalen is not a typical valley, but a… Read more
Tøttadalen Valley
The Tøttatoppen peak has as magical attraction on locals as well as visitors in Narvik. And it is understandable as it sticks up like a Matterhorn… Read more
Hiking to Tøttatoppen Peak
Adventourous Skjomen and golfcourses to remember Narvik Golfklubb has an 18-Hole championship course in the arctic city of Narvik in the north of… Read more
Narvik Golf Club - Skjomen Golf park
Join us for the ice fishing at the Lapphaugen lake surrounded by the beautiful and arctic mountain 60 km north of Narvik. Read more
Ice fishing
Our happy dogs and puppies are waiting for you to join the fun experience with them. Complete your winter stay with a visit at Jevningen Farm. Two… Read more
Authentic dog sledding tour with Alaskan Huskies at Jevningen Farm
Polar Park is the northernmost animal park in the world, and is beautifully located in the heart of Salangsdalen Valley in Bardu, 184 km south of… Read more
Polar Park - Entrance fee
Not only is Stetind Norway's national mountain, it is also a popular mountain for mountaineering and hiking enthuisiasts. Read more
Stetind - Norway's national mountain
A 42km train journey from Narvik to the Swedish border takes you from fjord to mountain through a wild, dramatic, uninhabited landscape. From the… Read more
The Ofoten Railway - Hike across Norway
The alpine skiing venue Narvikfjellet is located near the far end of the deep Ofot Fjord, 220 km north of the arctic circle. Narvikfjellet is North… Read more
Narvikfjellet Ski Resort
Destinations in Northern Norway
From local food and mountains soaring above deep blue fjords to the midnight sun and the northern lights – discover the Arctic capital,… Read more
Tromsø
The UNESCO-protected islands of Vega, just south of the Arctic Circle, is named one of the world’s top undiscovered island gems. Read more
Vega Islands
Lofoten is known for excellent fishing, nature attractions such as the northern lights and the midnight sun, and small villages off the beaten track.… Read more
The Lofoten Islands
Far above the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog-sledding in the winter and months of never-ending sunlight in the… Read more
The North Cape
In the city of Alta you can experience Sami culture up close, see UNESCO protected rock carvings, sleep in a ice hotel or hunt for the northern light. Read more
Alta
Bodø is home to the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstraumen. The largest city in Nordland is also just a boat ride away from the old… Read more
Bodø
Experience the cultural hub of Bodø as well as untouched nature, the world’s strongest tidal current, and remarkable, windswept… Read more
Salten
Get ready for an Arctic adventure with whale watching, cool museums, hiking and snowshoeing. In Vesterålen, you can combine wow experiences with… Read more
Vesterålen
Go hiking in the mountains, explore the archipelago in a kayak or RIB, and join exciting cultural events. Harstad is the perfect base for a holiday in… Read more
Harstad
The Svalbard Islands are located in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Here, you will find untouched arctic wilderness and… Read more
The Svalbard Islands
In Helgeland, you can paddle around the UNESCO-protected Vega islands and climb mountains like Torghatteen and The Seven Sisters. Or try the… Read more
Helgeland
Teeming bird rocks in Hornøya, a snow hotel, dramatic war stories and a witch monument in Vardø are among the attractions awaiting… Read more
Kirkenes and Eastern Finnmark
Join a dogsled expedition, learn to throw a lasso, and experience the Sami culture first hand in Karasjok and Kautokeino. Read more
Land of the Sami
Discover Narvik, a town above the Arctic Circle where nature is your playground. Go hiking, skiing or climbing and experience the midnight sun in… Read more
Narvik
Go kayaking and hiking in the midnight sun, or skiing and dog sledding under the northern lights. Or simply kick back and enjoy some of the most… Read more
Senja and Central Troms
An urban surprise along a barren, mostly uninhabited coast, Hammerfest is an arctic town full of life and outdoor adventurous. Read more
Hammerfest
In Nordkyn, the northernmost region on the European mainland, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, world class fishing, Arctic adventures and… Read more
Nordkyn
The Lyngenfjord and the Lyngsalpene mountain range form an Arctic area of exotic and family-friendly outdoor activities based on pure fun… Read more
The Lyngenfjord region
Kystriksveien is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Along the road you can climb the mountains Torghatten and De syv søstre,… Read more
Kystriksveien – the coastal route
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    • Narvik bus

      By bus

      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.

    • Narvik 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 4 hours to Narvik.

    • Narvik boat

      By boat

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

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    • Narvik car

      By car

      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.

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    • Narvik plane

      By plane

      Harstad/Narvik Airport lies 1 hour from Narvik by road. The airport has connections to Andenes, Bodø, Oslo, Tromsø, and Trondheim.

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