- Ski resort
- Place or Historical Monument
Narvik, is a town between the sea and the sky that I was lucky enough to discover during my very first trip to Norway. It's surrounded by mountains and sea which blur gently into one another.
At first sight it looks like a cold town (and not just because of its cold winter climate, with temperatures often below freezing), which is not very interesting. However, if you take the time to explore you will see Narvik has lots to do.
You can amuse yourself with the museums (the Steel Museum, for example, or the War Museum), music festivals, or surprising restaurants, or you can put your skis on in town and go off skiing in the surrounding hills.
Narvik is also a perfect base for exploring the region. For example, you could take the train to Kiruna (in Sweden) which travels along the fjords, giving you some fantastic panoramas.
I have a great memory of the town and I think you should spend a least one day there even though, obviously, it's not really the only place you would want to go to during your trip!