Narvik Travel Guide

  • view from my room at Fjellkysten
    view from my room at Fjellkysten
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    a view along the "blue" hiking track
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    empty house along the "blue" hiking...
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Narvik Things to Do

  • Narvik War Memorial Museum.

    I found this museum very interesting, it is dedecated to the story of Narvik during WW2. Most exibits are decribed in 5 languages.,including Norge, German and English.

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  • War Memorial Museum

    Nordland Røde Kors Krigsminnemuseum is the full name, in Norwegian, of this museum themed on World War II. Of course much of it is devoted to the battles in the Narvik Fjord of 1940, however there are many exhibits also about the German occupation of Norway, prisoner camps and other aspects of those terrible years. Here you will see lots of...

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  • The Old Post Office

    This small wood building you see in my picture dates back to the time when the town of Narvik was still named Viktorahavn and was not even a town yet. In the years when the railway was being built, i.e. in the 1890s, this was the post office. My impression is that it looks as if it belonged to the American Far West, an impression I had also while...

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  • The Port of Narvik

    Watching the port of Narvik is like watching an enormous industrial machine at work. You see the trains arrive, with the iron ore from Kiruna, be efficiently emptied and go back to the iron mines. You see also the cargo ships that, loaded with the iron pellets, leave for all parts of the world. Each train carries 4100 tons of mineral and there are...

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  • War Cemetery

    In 1946 the Norwegian government drew a plan for the creation of war cemeteries and founded the War Graves Office to take care of the considerable number of bodies of foreign war dead on Norwegian territory, as well as of the graves of Norwegian combatants who had lost their lives abroad.Narvik was one of the selected locations for war cemeteries...

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  • Ofoten Museum

    This small museum shows how Narvik developed from a small fishermen’s village into a small city with an important port. It happened mainly in the late 1800s and early 1900s with the construction of the railway to connect this seaport and the mines of iron ore in Kiruna. Visitors can see models, pictures, old working tools and a documentary film...

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  • Red Cross World War II Museum

    Narvik had a very tough time during the war. Because of its strategic port and access to Swedish iron ore mines, Narvik was highly contested at the outset of World War II. When the Germans invaded Norway in 1940, the Norwegians (with their British, French and Polish allies) fought a pitched battle to hold Narvik. After some initial success, France...

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  • Tourist Office: Maps and Internet Access

    While most locals are very friendly, some are downright stone-faced. :) To get answers to your questions, a good place to get started is the tourist office. It's located on Kongensgate, the main road -- not at all far from the train station, bus station, or ferry dock. Opening hours vary with season, but when it is open, you can get maps and good...

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  • Brennholdet Rock Carving

    A bit of an archaeological find in Narvik: a 3000 year old carving in rock just outside of a residential neighborhood of Narvik. The footing can be a bit slippery, but it is quite a fun walk to try and find it. You can get exact walking directions from the tourist office. If you're less adventurous, you can look at a replica of it in the Ofoten...

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  • Grom Memorial

    One of the most amazing stories of World War II was the participation of the Polish Navy in the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Their homeland already overrun by the Nazis, the Polish sailors risked, and in many cases sacrificed, their lives in the vain effort to keep Norway from suffering the same fate as Poland.One of the more noteworthy contributions...

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  • War Museum

    War Museum - like many other of this kind in Norway - has very rich exhibition concentrated on the mostly involved participants of the battle of Narvik - German, Polish, French forces. It is worth to plan at least 2-3 hour visit to see all exhibits. Some exhibitions have it's descriptions in the language of described force (like Polish / French /...

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  • Ofoten Museum

    A good thing to do on a rainy day is to visit the Ofoten Museum, a member of the Museum Nord consortium. The museum has an eclectic collection of photos and memorobilia relating to Narvik and the construction of the Ofoten Railway. The exhibits are in Norwegian, but you can borrow booklets with descriptions in English or German.Entry to the museum...

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Narvik Hotels

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  • Scandic Narvik

    Kongens Gate 33, 8500

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Norlandia Narvik Hotell

    Skistuaveien 8, Postboks 389, Narvik, Nordland, 8505, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Quality Hotel Grand Royal

    Centrally located in the citycentre of Narvik

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Narvik Restaurants

  • Arctic Pizza

    We had been eating a lot of herring. When we saw Peppes, a chain pizza restaurant, we both decided it would be a good change of pace. The restaurant is tourist and kid-friendly, plus it's open til midnight. Prices are not outrageous by Narvik standards. To save a bit of money, have the pizza to take away. For some strange reason, meals taxes are...

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  • Italian Food (sort of...)

    We were hungry, so Jim took us to a local place he knew. The Bella Napoli probably does not have Italian management (hint: they're well-known for their Kebob), but the food was just fine, if not exactly Neapolitan. I had the "Fettuccine Napolitana," which was really closer to Fettuccine Carbonara. It was a flat pasta in a cream sauce with cheese,...

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  • Lofoten Fiske Suppe

    Now, after reading Shrimp56's cooking page, I am inspired to list my recipes which I've collected from all over the world. Here's a recipe of the fish soup I tasted in Narvik. Admitedly, I got inspired to cook the real thing after trying out an instant packet of the soup! It's a pretty homey soup and full of sea-tasting goodness. Here it is for you...

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Narvik Transportation

  • Narvik bus station

    Regional buses from Narvik depart from the bus station below the AMFI Shopping Centre.The bus to Tromsø is number 100. You can get to other destinations in between by changing buses. The route between Bjørkvik and Fossbakken (just over an hour North of Narvik) is quite spectacular in winter. The route to Svolvær in Lofoten likewise.Buses have...

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  • Bus

    The bus from Tromso [Tromsoe ] takes 4 hours which includes a coffee stop, arrives at Narvik bus station. The bus station is below the shopping centre. To exit go up 3 escalators to get to street level. Naturally to leave go down 3 levels to bus station there do not seem to be any signs. A bus leaves for Bodo and Fauske at 7am and 10am [2012] The...

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  • Train

    Narvik is only connected by train to Sweden. I took a day trip to Kiruna in Sweden, very nice scenery. Not a lot to see in Kiruna so took next train back ,which is what i planned to do. The Narvik rail station is about 1 km from town centre. If you do this day trip, take your refreshments with you has the on train buffet is only open after the...

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Narvik Local Customs

  • Local Beer

    Beer in Norway is not cheap, a can of Nordlands beer in hotel was about 73 nor. Nice taste.The hotel bar seemed to only have canned beer..-Can 0.5l size

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  • "Dog Parking"

    Hehe..this is strange. Here you can fasten your dog if you want to enter this office. Since there are no trees nearby you have to pay to use the metallic ring.Well, I received an email some times ago from Thor Gaarden from Narvik and he told me that the maschine is for the cars and "dog parking" is free.

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  • Something you will see when...

    Something you will see when travelling around in northern Norway in summer is Sami people selling souvenirs by the roadside. THIS PHOTO SHOW MY ITALIAN FRIEND FABRIZIO BUYING SOUVENIRS FROM A SAMI WOMAN AT SKOGVANN IN NARVIK MUNICIPALITY.

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Narvik Warnings and Dangers

  • Sundays in winter

    In winter the WW2 Museum and the Local Museum (Museum Nord) are closed on weekends. On Sunday nothing is open, including the Tourist Information Centre, but public transport (train to Kiruna, Sweden and buses to Lofoten and Tromsø) are operating, so Sunday is a good day to depart for your next destination.PS. Buses leave on the dot.

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  • Narvik hasnt been a dangerous...

    Narvik hasnt been a dangerous place since the war that raged here from 1940 to 1945 when big parts of the town were in ruins. Now Narvik is a very safe and peaceful place to be. PHOTO: MY MEXICAN FRIEND PEDRO BESIDE THE MONUMENT 'GROM', IN MEMORY OF A POLISH SHIP THAT WAS SUNK IN NARVIK IN 1940.

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  • Mind the cliffs while u are...

    Mind the cliffs while u are taking in the breathtaking sights!The fjords, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains....oh- and watch out for the Moose too- they arent always known to be the friendliest biengs around:)

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Narvik Tourist Traps

  • I dont know of any tourist...

    by Narviking Written Sep 12, 2002

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    I dont know of any tourist traps in Narvik....
    PHOTO: MY FRIEND RICHARD FROM ENGLAND TAKING A REST BESIDE THE NARVIK SKIINGSLOPES.

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Narvik What to Pack

  • Climate in Narvik

    There is no special rainy season.Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: max.: 0 – 8°C ( 32 - 47°F); min: -2 - 5°C ( 28 – 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 12 – 16°C ( 53 - 60°F ); min: 8 - 12°C ( 48 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 2 – 10°C ( 36 - 50°F); min: -2 - 6°C ( 28 – 43°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -2 – -1°C ( 28 - 30°F); min: -4 - -3°C ( 25 -...

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  • Packing List

    What to pack ofcourse depends on the season and what you wanna do in your vacation. In winter we usually have snow on the ground most of the time. But the weather is very unpredictable. Some years we get snow in october, some years it doesnt arrive until december and in 2002 there were even in january no snow for most of the time. The snow...

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  • Packing List

    my initial thoughts about narvik were that its a place 300 kms into the arctic. ended up carrying plenty of warm clothes in the middle of august. however, it wasnt all that cold, its often overcast and raining, but thanx to the proximity to the sea, the temp dosent drop very low up there!! so, check on the weather before u leave and save some...

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Narvik Off The Beaten Path

  • peace and nature an hour from Narvik

    Just over 1 hour north of Narvik by bus is a small town called Tennevoll, beside the Lavangen fjord. If you have your own car it’s easier but you can also reach it by bus – bus 100 (the Tromsø bus) to Fossbakken then a local bus to Tennevoll. (I managed to get there by bus, so it can’t be too hard!)Overlooking Tennevoll is the Fjellkysten guest...

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  • Skjomenfjord

    About a 30 minute drive south of Narvik is the Skjomenfjord (pronounced SCHU-man-fyord). Drive around the back roads and enjoy the scenery. There are a number of places to pull over and park. In nice weather, this is a great area to have a picnic. Unfortunately, the weather definitely wasn't nice. Our friend Jim also says the area is far more...

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  • "Narvik Beach"

    About 30 minutes north of Narvik by car, on the road to Tromsø, there is a sandy area with a number of small, square beach houses. They looked quite similar to the beach houses we saw in Ærø, Denmark. Here, you can wander along the sand, take in the views... and even swim if you like. It was a tad chilly when we were there, so we decided to stay on...

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Narvik General

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  • Ofotfjorden

    Narvik lies on a small peninsula on the coast of a fjord that most people in the world call “the The Narvik Fjord”, but its real name is Ofotfjord. It is the longest fjord in the Nordland region.Although it is 200 km north of the Arctic Circle the water of this fjord is ice-free in winter and this made it possible and convenient to create a...

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  • King of the Street Lamp

    This rather noisy creature appeared quite proud of its perch. I originally thought it was an Arctic Tern, but after further research, it did not have the trademark red beak. I think it's a Guillemot (though I've been told it's probably a Magpie). Whatever it was, it certainly wasn't shy.

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  • Jim's Hospitality

    There is no question what (or, I should say, who) made a huge difference for our visit. Jim (Narviking) went out of his way to show us his home, even going so far as driving us around and offering us coffee and cake at his apartment. Thanks, Jim! You are truly Narvik's Goodwill Ambassador to the world. :)

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