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Narvik

Practical information on Narvik

  • Fjord
  • Viewpoint
  • Mountain
  • Ski resort
  • Museums
  • Place or Historical Monument
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A 2 hour drive from Kiruna
When to go
At any time of the year
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Narvik

Cedric Tinteroff Seasoned Traveller
44 written opinions

Narvik is a town in north Norway, inside the Arctic circle, which is known for its railway history, and its role in the second world war, as well as for the beauty of its landscapes.

My suggestion:
Narvik can seem like a strange town but it is worth getting to know better. It has some museums, a lively night life, and skiing with a sea view - all things that are worth taking into consideration!
My review

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!

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