Narvik Summer Highlights

Whether you're an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or a history buff, the region offers a myriad of raw experiences.

North of the ordinary, where fjord meets mountain, you’ll find Narvik. The scenic summer destination in Northern Norway with exceptional opportunities for families seeking quality time, friends craving new experiences, or couples yearning for the serenity of the Arctic wilderness.

Make the most of the endless daylight during summer months, seizing the opportunity for adventures well into the night. Explore our top picks and enhance your holiday experience to the fullest.

The Cable Car Narvik

Narvikfjellet – the city mountain

Begin your journey by ascending the mighty Narvikfjellet, the majestic mountain towering over the town of Narvik. Embark on an enchanting Cable Car ride to the summit, where you can indulge in a delectable lunch or a revitalizing drink at the scenic Mountain Restaurant 656 masl. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding fjords, peaks, and the city below.

Explore the mountain with different Guided Tours, with varying content and difficulty levels suitable for both young and old, experienced and beginners.

Embark on a cable car journey back to the city as it gracefully descends the majestic mountain, or if you prefer a more extended experience, take a leisurely hike down the picturesque mountain road. Don't forget to greet the Charming Goats happily grazing along the road as you make your descent.

We highly recommend to make a last stop at Camp Lodge at 291 masl. Unwind and replenish your energy with a refreshing beverage on the terrace, providing a delightful conclusion to your memorable expedition.

The Arctic Train

Experience the Arctic Train

Embark on a breathtaking journey through Norway's northernmost railway, the Ofot Line. Travel 43 kilometers on the historic railway, from Narvik's ice-blue fjord to the towering mountains at the Swedish Lappland with The Arctic Train.

Marvel at dramatic waterfalls, majestic mountains, and stunning fjord views along the tracks. Enjoy multiple stops along the way, enriched by the "Voice of Norway" app that narrates the rich history of the landscapes you traverse.

Narvik War Museum

War History

In April of 1940, Narvik emerged as a pivotal battleground where the Axis and Allies collided in the northern region, vying for control over vital iron ore resources crucial to the war efforts. Over the ensuing days, a momentous naval engagement unfolded, marking one of the largest battles in the Atlantic theater. For 62 intense days, fierce combat raged within the fjords and amidst the mountainous terrain enveloping Narvik, etching the town into the annals of history.

Delve into the storied past at the renowned Narvik War Museum, as you engage with interactive displays highlighting the Battle of Narvik and the subsequent occupation. Discover the current perception of "us" versus "the others" through thought-provoking exhibits.

Moreover, families can enjoy tailored activities such as the Family Walk in Underground Bunkers, ensuring an educational and immersive experience for all.

Join guided historical tours offering a firsthand glimpse into the events that unfolded amidst the action-packed landscapes.

Discover picturesque real-life locations immortalized in the Netflix sensation "Narvik" (2023), a gripping historical drama chronicling the Battles of Narvik.

E-Bike Mountain

Explore the mountains on an e-bike

Join a beginner-friendly e-bike tour featuring stunning mountain views and serene lakesides. Starting at 14:00 from Narvik centrum, attendees will be fitted to their e-bikes, briefed on its features, and ensured comfort before departure.

The ride includes a scenic road, a gravel path above the fjord leading to a lakeside cabin for snacks, and an ascent to mount Narvikfjellet for epic vistas. The e-bike makes climbing easy, and the descent builds confidence amid breathtaking scenery.


Heat Up Your Vacation with Saunas

Spice up your vacation with saunas! Relax your muscles, de-stress, and boost circulation with their intense heat. In the Narvik region, try fjord side saunas for a refreshing dip where you can alternate between the hot room and a refreshing dip in the cool waters. Imagine ending a day of hiking with a session in a cozy, wood-paneled sauna, allowing the heat to soothe your tired body and mind.

Don't miss the floating sauna in Narvik's harbor for an Arctic adventure. Or, head to Gratangen for the wood-fired Grjotangr Sauna amidst serene Norwegian countryside.

Midnight Sun

The land of the Midnight Sun

The continuous daylight offers 24/7 opportunities to enjoy the day without the rush to rise early. The phenomenon occurs because the midnight sun never sets below the horizon at it's lowest position during a day. And because the sun never sets, the daylight never goes away in the region from late May to mid July. Seize the night at the best midnight sun viewpoints!

During the midnight sun season locals tend to take advantage of the light nights. People of Narvik go on hiking in the late evening or even during the nights. Do as the locals and join an authentic Guided evening Hike for spectacular midnight sun experiences.

Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a novice, the unique experience of playing golf at Skjomen Golfpark under the midnight sun is an unforgettable adventure that combines sport and nature in an unparalleled way.

Fjord Experiences

Fjord Experiences

Embark on a journey through the enchanting depths of fjords sculpted by ancient glaciers, now submerged beneath the azure waters. Discover an array of stunning fjords such as Skjomen, Gratangen, Gråfjord, and Efjord, each offering a picturesque panorama of rugged beauty.

Immerse yourself in the abundance of marine life as you cast your line into waters teeming with cod, haddock, coalfish, flatfish, and the formidable wolffish. Rent a boat and get expert guidance at Gunnars Fiskelykke, Elvegård Fjordcamp, Foldvik Bryggeferie or Garsnes Brygge.

Take your family and friends on an unforgettable boat trip from Grovfjord aboard the historic 1925 sailboat Hellevig. Accommodating up to 12 passengers, Hellevig comes with a skipper for half or full day rentals. Whether you want to fish, photograph, or simply enjoy the stunning Norwegian scenery, this is the perfect opportunity.

For those craving an adrenaline rush, partake in thrilling RIB tours, Sea Eagle Safaris, or venture into the depths for wreck diving adventures.



Nestled amidst the scenic coastal mountains rising from the fjords and the towering 1800-meter glacier-covered peaks of Swedish Lappland's inland plateau, this region is an absolute haven for hikers. With cascading waterfalls and stunning granite formations, you can choose from both leisurely walks by the fjords and challenging summit hikes under the enchanting midnight sun. Check out the 10 best hikes in the region for more inspiration.

To get the most out of your hiking experience, we highly recommend exploring the guided hikes the region has to offer. Enjoy accessible hikes or tackle high peaks with stunning meadows, sunsets, and panoramic views with local guides. Choose your adventure from a variety of trails tailored to different skill levels and preferences. We promise, you won’t get disappointed.

If you're not interested in driving at all, check out the best city hikes, all accessible within walking distance of Narvik centrum. These urban trails offer a convenient way to experience the natural beauty of the area without venturing far from the city.

For an unforgettable day trip that combines hiking, history, and beautiful Arctic scenery, embark on the "Hike Across Norway." This adventure begins with a scenic train ride and continues by foot from either Katterat Station or Bjørnfjell Station along the historic Navvies Road. The journey concludes with a boat ride through the stunning Rombak fjord back to Narvik, providing a neatly packaged and diverse experience.

Climb the "Stairway to Heaven" on the Midnight Sun Hiking Steps. This ascent not only provides an efficient workout but also enhances accessibility and safety. Scale 2,117 wooden steps to reach the summit, where you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking vista illuminated by the midnight sun, creating an unforgettable hiking adventure.

With an array of trails at your disposal, including the iconic Stetind, Norway's national peak, adventure tempt at every turn. Embark on the climb of scaling Stetind with local guides, an experience hailed as one of the country's most magnificent tours.

So, as the mountains whisper your name, will you heed their call? Narvik awaits, ready to unveil its wonders to the adventurous soul.

Cave Exploration

Cave Exploration

Explore the hidden depths of Salangen's ancient caves, where underground waterfalls await adventurers of all ages. Join a guided tour and master the untamed wilderness below. Amidst an exhilarating atmosphere, you navigate rocks, narrow paths, and mysterious holes together.

This expedition delves into the mysteries of these caverns, led by experienced guides ensuring safety as we navigate through rocky terrain and narrow pathways. The ultimate reward? The reveal of a concealed waterfall, a breathtaking spectacle awaiting our discovery. This expedition suits the whole family, with a minimum age of 3 when accompanied by a parent.

Coastal Culture

Coastal Culture

Uncover the rich maritime heritage nestled within quaint fjord villages. In Gratangen or Grotjangr in old Norwegian, the coastal culture have thrived for a millenia. Experience the Nordland boat, a majestic vessel adorned with towering masts, as you delve into its history at the Northern Norwegian Boat Museum.

Visit Foldvik and explore the coastal cathedrals that once dominated Norway's shores. Known as "Notheng," these structures were vital to the growth of the Norwegian fishing industry. Made from hemp or cotton, the nets needed regular drying to stay strong. Though many Notheng have vanished, a few have been preserved and restored. Today, the facility features a restaurant & pub with outdoor seating, and offers homemade local food with excellent service in a historic, cozy atmosphere. Immerse yourself in this remarkable piece of Norwegian coastal history.

Complete your idyllic fjord retreat with a stay in an authentic sea cabin at Foldvik Bryggeferie, Elvegård Fjordcamp, Garsnes Brygge or perhaps spend the night in a historic lighthouse, adding a touch of romance to your coastal vacation.

Polar Park

Connect with Nature

Venture to Polar Park, the northernmost animal park in the world, where a diverse array of majestic Arctic predators such as bears, wolves, and lynx await. Here, amidst the wilderness, encounter deer, moose, reindeer, and muskox in their natural habitat. Whether at your own leisurely pace or as part of a guided tour, delve into the intricacies of animal behavior and witness these creatures in their element, fostering a deeper connection with the untamed beauty of the Arctic.

If you want a truly unique experience at the park, why not spend the night at the Moose Lodge after visiting? As night falls, the park transforms, and the sounds of the wilderness come alive. Drift off to sleep with the haunting and beautiful howls of the wolves, creating an unforgettable memory that brings you even closer to the magic of Polar Park.

Sami Experience

Unforgettable Sami Family Adventure

Join a Sami family on a mountain farm for a day of tradition and fun! Enjoy a Sami lunch, lasso throwing, archery, and meeting huskies and lambs. Explore a historic cave or hike with huskies if the weather changes. Hear Sami stories from a shaman and end the day with a delicious Sami dinner featuring biidus. Experience Sami culture in an unforgettable sami family adventure!

Narvik Museum

The Tale of the Ofot Line

Explore the captivating story of the construction of the Ofot Line, the journey of iron ore from the towering mountains of Swedish Lappland to the Port of Narvik, and the century-long development of Narvik town at the Narvik Museum. Uncover galleries, films, a life-size train, and rotating art exhibitions during your visit.

Interested in more locotmotives? Narvik's rich railway heritage invites you to explore a variety of trains within the city center, go on a train safari and uncover Narvik's Railway Legacy.

For those with an appetite for more vehicles, the Vehicle History Museum exhibits the rich vehicle history of Narvik, and an extended miniatureof the Ofot Line railway.

Local Cusine

Local Cuisine

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of the region by indulging in traditional Northern Norwegian cuisine. Sample freshly caught seafood, reindeer dishes, and local specialties at cozy restaurants and cafés.

Experience a diverse array of bars and pubs, where you can relish the company of locals over a refreshing beer or indulge in the artistry of mixology at one of our rooftop bars, while reveling in the city's panoramic views.

The Geyser

Viewpoints & Sights

The Geysir viewpoint is renowned for its breathtaking vistas and is located near the entrance to Tøttadalen, where numerous hiking trails begin. One of the main attractions here is the Taraldsvik Mini Power Station, which offers an incredible spectacle known as the Geyser, occurring daily at 13:00 and 21:00 from June 1st to August 31st.

Don’t miss out on the 5,000-year-old Rock Carvings from the Veide culture, just a 15-minute walk from the city center.

The region offers it share of Monuments as a testament to the region's rich heritage and pivotal moments in history.

Each municipality in the region boasts a unique collection of sacred spaces that offer not just religious insight but also a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of this region.

Climb Norway's iconic national peak: Mount Stetinden with certified guides or admire the scenic mountain from the fjord. Looking for some prime locations for your Instagram feed? Let us introduce you to some of the Narvik region’s most photogenic spots.

Padel Tennis

Indoor Adventures Await!

Despite the irresistible call of Northern Norway's breathtaking outdoors, Narvik offers its own array of thrilling indoor activities:

Take a break from hiking at Narvik Bowling and Kids Playhouse, offering bowling, darts, pool, shuffleboard, Air Hockey, and more for a fun-filled time.

Experience the dynamic world of Paddle Tennis at Interpadel Narvik's courts, where players of all levels come together for spirited matches and social bonding.

Join the supportive fitness community at CrossFit Narvik for intense workouts and personal growth in drop-in sessions suitable for all skill levels.

Embark on thrilling indoor climbing adventures at 68°Nord Buldrehall, with routes tailored for both thrill-seekers and families, ensuring a safe yet exhilarating experience.

Narvik's diverse indoor sports facilities cater to locals and travelers alike, fostering an active and inclusive community.

Camp 291

Plan your stay

Experience ultimate comfort and convenience in the heart of the ski resort, the bustling town or at the countryside, all offering panoramic views of fjords and mountains. Choose from a range of hotels catering to every budget, with unforgettable amenities and breathtaking vistas. For a unique stay, book a glass cabin to enjoy the midnight sun's dazzling light show. Charming guesthouses offer local hospitality and cultural flair, while camping brings you closer to the stunning northern landscapes. Lodges blend rustic charm with modern amenities in scenic locations, and sea cottages provide a tranquil retreat by the fjord's edge. For a truly unique escape, stay at a secluded lighthouse in Efjord, accessible only by sea, and fall asleep to the soothing sound of waves.