Frequently Asked Questions

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We have gathered the most frequently asked questions to our tourist infomation and the answers on this page.
Please contact us on [email protected] if you cant find what you are looking for or need more detailed information.

Transportation

There are several ways to get to Narvik. The most popular are by air (Harstad / Narvik airport, Evenes) and by train from Sweden (Ofotbanen).

Getting here by car is very easy, and it is also possible by boat.

The most common way is with the airport bus. The bus corresponds to all flights to / from Oslo airport. Read more about the schedule and order tickets here.

You can also rent a car or use the local taxi service. To get in touch with Nordland Taxi, call 0047 07550.

The most common way to see the gems in our region is by bus or rental car. We recommend you use this travel planner to plan your route if using public transport.

If you want to be a little more flexible, we recommend renting a car. Click here for more information about Hertz car hire.

Airport bus tickets can be purchased on the bus, or here.

Local bus tickets can be purchased on the bus or with the Entur app.

The train tickets can be purchased from a machine at the train station or here.

General information

You will find storage lockers at the train station and at our two shopping centers. Please note that the lockers at the train station require Norwegian coins to operate. 

You can exchange currency at this suvenir shop.

The banks in Narvik does not provide this service.

It is common at restaurants and bars, but not expected. We normally tip 10-20% if the service is satisfying.

The standard voltage in Norway is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

In our power outlets, you can use a C or F standard plug with two round pins.

We highly recommend that you read the general rules about provided by Avinor here.

Most of the supermarkets are open between 07:00 - 23:00.

There are two grocery stores that is open on Sundays as well, Joker in the city center and Rema 1000 in Skistua.

For more detailed information about opening hours, we recommend looking up each store individually.

Many of Narviks restaurants and bars are open during the holidays. 

We publish a list of open restaurants and bars before christmas and easter on our front page.

Sightseeing and highlights

The Narvik region is packed with adventures, and if you browse though our booking page, we guarantee that there is something for everyone. Click here to start exploring the Narvik region.

The most common way is to take the bus. Take Linje 1 (Line 1) from the stop called Rådhuset (City hall) in the middle of town. After approximately 4 minutes, you will be at a stop called Fjellveien. Exit the bus at that stop. From there, it is a 10-minute walk to the cable car. Be sure to pick up a city map at the tourist information!

Narvikfjellet offers car and mobile home parking of you have your own vehicle.

No, unfortunately we have no sightseeing bus or hop-on bus.

The local taxi service offers a round-trip tour of the city for 720 kroner / hour.

Our region has several great beaches, parks, landmarks and events that are free to visit. Click here and select the area you want to visit to see everything the area has to offer!

No, the church is only open for service, and other ceremonies.

Yes, it is! It takes approximately one hour to walk from the middle of Narvik, to the middle of the bridge.

We highly recommend visiting our local fish market. Read more about it here.

Yes, it is. The Christmas market is normally held at Museum Nord, but we recommend looking it up in our even calendar before you go!

We are so lucky that we have three museums in the middle of town!

Narvik War Museum

Narvik Vehical Historical Museum

Museum Nord

Culture and nature

Yes, there is! The Narvik region is packed with trails with different degrees of difficulty. Read more about our favorites here, or visit Ut.no, Godtur.no We also recommend visiting Narvik Mountain Tracking Association here, for more information about trails, cabins and more.

Most hotels and restaurants provide wheelchair access, and most of the tours can be done with restricted mobility. We do recommend that you contact the companies so that they know about your requirements before the tour starts. By doing so, you will know if you can participate in this tour, and the company can plan/adjust the tour so that you have the best possible experience.

There is a chance to see animals like reindeer, moose and fox in the wild. We do however recommend visiting them in Polar Park, the worlds northernmost animal park.

Please note: Looking for wild animals can be dangerous, and we do not encourage this.

Normally, no. The whales rarely travel this far into the fjord.

The Northern Lights are visible in the Arctic parts of Norway from September through March.

Narvik and the Narvikregion is ideally located right under the Northern Lights Oval.

The Midnight Sun shines between 24th of May – 19th of July, and we recommend getting some altitude to get the best possible view!

Yes, we recommend booking it advance. This would help the company to plan the tour, and guarantee you a spot on the tour when you are in the Narvik region.

Yes, you can! All the tours you can book online can also be booked and paid in our tourist information. We accept credit card and cash payment (Norwegian currency only).

No, the Sami people does not live in separate villages, but we have Sami families in the region that do tours based on the Sami culture. Read more about the Sami people and see the tours here.