Arctic summer

Narvik is situated between steep mountains and narrrow fjords. With an astonishing, atrctic nature as a backyard, the city offers a wide range of activites and experiences bot in winter and summer. The combination of spectacular arctic scenery with dramatic World War II history and the Arctic Ofoten railway makes this a unique destination.

Narvik was the first industrial town in northern Norway and was given town status in 1902 as the construction of the Ofoten Railway was completed. A town centre was formed and its unique culture was, and still is, influenced by Swedish Navvies, British engineers and sailors from across the world. Located 45 km from the Swedish border you can visit two countries in one day. Every year in March, Narvik also celebrates the ‘Winter Festival’ in remembrance of the navvy period and of course Narvik’s WW2 history. The festival is a wonderful experience and highly recommended.

Narvik and the other Ofoten municipalities have vast areas of unspoilt nature, mountains and sea, and can offer an abundance of nature activities both in the wintertime and summer. In the wintertime it is very special here above the Arctic Circle. The dark period in the wintertime for many of us who live so far north is extremely unique and challenging and though it sounds strange, the dark period can be quite magical. Landscape and light changes constantly in the wintertime and no two days are the same. A train journey from Narvik through a ‘Arctic Sahara’ to the Swedish boarder is highly recommended especially when the sun is back after the dark period.

 

Narvik is situated between steep mountains and narrrow fjords. With an astonishing, atrctic nature as a backyard.

Narvik was the first industrial town in northern Norway and was given town status in 1902 as the construction of the Ofoten Railway was completed. A town centre was formed and its unique culture was, and still is, influenced by Swedish Navvies, British engineers and sailors from across the world. Located 45 km from the Swedish border you can visit two countries in one day. Every year in March, Narvik also celebrates the ‘Winter Festival’ in remembrance of the navvy period and of course Narvik’s WW2 history. The festival is a wonderful experience and highly recommended.