Are you looking for some inspiration for things to do in Narvik during your stay? Here are our top 5 tips to help you make the most of your holiday.


The Ofoten Railway was opened in 1902 to transport iron-ore from Kiruna in Sweden to Narvik's ice-free harbour. The construction became known as the northernmost, coldest and harshest railway project the world had ever seen. Today the line is used not only by the iron-ore trains, but also by tourists. The one-hour trip from Narvik to Katterat provides first-rate views of fjords and mountains, with the tracks clawing onto to mountain side. You can book a guided tour that combines the train trip with a hike and a boat ride back to the town. Spectacular! Book your experience here.


From the centre of Narvik, an 8-minute cable car ride takes you up to the top station of Narvikfjellet at 656 mas. There is no better place for a panorama view of the town and surrounding scenery, with rugged mountains emerging straight out of the ocean and… the midnight sun watching. You can also have a drink or try some local delicacies at the Mountain Restaurant by the cable car top station. Linken waffels with brown cheese, sour cream and jam are not to be missed (they are said to be the best in the region, and they’re huge – dare to try one).  For more active visitors there are hiking trails available and guided tours can be arranged. Book your cable car ticket here.


In Narvik you will not only find breath-taking nature, but also dramatic history. Did you know the biggest battle in the North Atlantic took place in the fjords here? Narvik War Museum was modernised and reopened in July 2016 and is a one-of-a-kind attraction in Northern Norway. Here you will not only learn about the events from 1940-45, but also face questions related to war and peace, conflict and human rights in general. The design, photos, films, sound and technology create a thought-provoking experience that will make an imprint on the visitor’s memory. Open every day. You can purchase the tickets at the tourist information.


Around one hour drive from Narvik you find the northernmost animal park in the world. Here, you can meet a number of species of the arctic fauna, including predators like bears, wolves and lynx to reindeer, moose and muskoxen. Although a tourist attraction, the park puts its animals first. All animals are given large areas to create a habitat as natural as possible. The Telegraph, one of the biggest British newspapers, states that the Polar Park in Bardu is one of 10 reasons to visit Norway. We strongly agree with that. Treat yourself to a unique experience and a visit to wilderness. Book your ticket here.


Less than an hour drive away from Narvik, you can try paddling your own canoe. Every Wednesday and Saturday there are organised tours starting from Lapphaugen tourist station. You don’t need to drive yourself, just take a local bus that is coordinated with the canoe tour departures. An excellent opportunity to get close to nature, listen to the sound of silence and birds singing. Soothing. Book your canoe trip here.


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