At Christmas, all roads lead home.
Situated within snow-covered terrains and magnificent fjords, Narvik undergoes a magical transformation during the Christmas season, becoming a captivating winter wonderland. Adorned with sparkling lights and festive embellishments, the town emanates a cozy and inviting ambience that enchants both its residents and tourists.
The potential to witness the mesmerizing Northern Lights gracing the wintry skies often feels like a special, natural gift bestowed upon the town and its visitors. It's a time when the town truly comes alive with the authentic spirit of the holiday season, forging treasured memories for everyone who engages in its unique festivities.
Guide to the Christmas season
This is the place where you'll discover details about every event, whether big or small, happening throughout the Advent season. From the Christmas market, lighting of the Christmas tree, and Christmas concerts to various other festive activities you should include on your agenda.
Eat, Drink, and Jingle like you mean it!
Christmas food brings a delicious blend of traditional and festive delights. It features dishes like pinnekjøtt (dried, cured lamb ribs), ribbe (roast pork belly), lutefisk (dried cod soaked in lye), and warm, spiced gløgg (mulled wine). These specialties, accompanied by Norwegian Christmas bread and various sweet treats, create a flavorful and heartwarming culinary experience during the holiday season.
Opening hours Christmas 2023
Most shops have extended opening hours the last weeks before Christmas: They close later in the evening, and they are open the last three Sundays before Christmas Eve.
25 and 26 December and 1 January are public holidays in Norway, and most shops and attractions are closed.
24 and 31 December fall on Sundays in 2023, and thus most shops and attractions are closed on these dates as well.
Attractions generally have reduced opening hours during the Christmas holidays, and some are closed.
Confirmed opening hours of restaurants and cafés in Narvik during Christmas 2023
The tourist information center in Narvik maintains its regular hours during Christmas, open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM, except on the 24th and 25th when it remains closed.
From Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve, it's typical to gather for brunches and dinners with family and friends. Evenings become livelier in the city center, drawing crowds as people venture out. Come December 27th, shops open up, bustling with individuals swapping gifts that might've missed the mark. With extra time off from work, it's the perfect opportunity to delve into the thrilling winter activities the city offers.